PTA - Our Parent Community
The Milton Road Parent Community
Parents at Milton Road run all sorts of events and initiatives to enjoy each other's company and raise money to support the school. We have sales, discos, a big summer festival, regular tidy-up days, fun runs and all sorts. See our upcoming events page for our plans this term.
In the last year, money we’ve raise through our events as well as direct donations from parents have funded: the art studio; the ‘Maths no problems’ scheme that is taught throughout the school; full class sets of ocarinas and ukuleles so that all children can learn to play a tuned musical instrument; and, many specific requests from teachers to support their teaching. Our children still benefit daily from projects funded by parents in past years including: the Key Stage 1 playground; the smart boards in every classroom, the ‘Wild wood’ outdoor classroom and much more.See our current projects to find out about our current funding priorities.
There are many ways that you can get involved in supporting the school, including offering to help out at the odd event, proposing a new initiative to run yourself or with a group of friends, or joining the PTA to vote on funding decisions, bring the parent community together and help to administer the charity. Please send an email to email@example.com if you would like to get involved in any way and we’ll point you in the right direction.
We have a big Parent Community Get Together at the start of each term - look out for the big sign on the gate and . This is a chance to raise a glass together and share ideas on initiatives for the term.
You can make a regular or one-off donation via our Charities Aid Foundation Page, with a number of convenient payment options including Paypal, Credit and Debit. As Milton Road Primary School’s Parent Teacher Association is a registered charity in England (no. 1038520), donations from UK taxpayers can be gift-aided.
Make a donation from your Amazon Smile account (link to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/charity/my-impact): while you shop, at no cost to you! Just choose us as your charity: "Milton Road Primary School's Parent Teacher Association". We'll receive 0.5% of the value of your order. We'll have those pod benches in no time!
The PTA is a registered charity that supports initiatives run by the wider parent community in order to:
- promote a friendly and social atmosphere between all pupils, staff, parents, governors and the local community;
- raise funds to enable the school to buy facilities or equipment outside the normal school budget and thus advance the education of the pupils.
We meet once every half term and use WhatsApp to deal with issues arising in between meetings. Joining the PTA is a great way to meet other parents, to get more actively involved in running larger events and administering the charity. We welcome new faces. You can join in to see if it’s for you and leave at any time.
Contact the PTA
The PTA can be contacted in the following ways:
• talk to us in the playground
PTA Committee 2022 - 2023
Honorary president: Rae Snape, Head Teacher
We always welcome donations. For donating to the PTA please click on the following link;
Bake Sales - Safety
From time to time the PTA and class groups will organise a Cake Sale. These are always wonderful, social events bringing the community together as well as raising money for worthy causes.
The Food Safety Agency has helpfully produced the following advice for community organisations, to ensure that food is cooked safely and where possible allergen information is displayed.
The allergen labelling law, sometimes called Natasha's Law, applies to registered businesses. As our school is not a registered food business, parents don’t have to provide information for consumers about allergens present in the food as ingredients.
However, the Food Standards Agency recommends that the more information parents can provide about allergens orally or in writing for customers, the better it is, so that everyone can make safe choices, particularly for those with allergies
Please note we would like all our community bakers to avoid the use of nuts in recipes.
We would also advise that children particularly those who have allergies are supervised after school and at community events when they are purchasing cakes and treats to ensure that children do not consume anything that may cause them harm.
You can read more about the Food Standards guidance here: https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/providing-food-at-community-and-charity-events