The Edge Schools’ Federation

We would like to welcome you all to your PTA. Without your help and generosity many things could not be afforded in our Outstanding school. 

6 Reasons why your PTA really matters 

1. For the kids 

Being active in the PTA not only improves your child's school but makes you an excellent role model. Research confirms what we've always known; when children see us involved in their school and learning, it encourages them to do their best. 

2. It builds trust

Becoming part of the PTA is a great way to get to know other parents and teachers while gaining an insight into the workings of the school. With parents and teachers striving towards the same goals , the parent group is instrumental in making a real difference in the school life of all children. 

3. It raises welcome funds 

Whether it's creating an outdoor classroom, arranging a visit from a local author or funding the visit to the Pantomime the funds raised from your activities impact massively on the opportunities and experiences of all the children in school. 

4. It gives you a voice

Many PTAs already act as a consultative group for the school leaders and governors. So whether it's deciding on where PTA funds are spent or getting parent views on wraparound care, you can make sure parents have a voice in how your school operates.

5. It forges connections beyond the school gates 

PTAs are brilliant for building relationships with the local community, from events, sponsorships from local businesses and mentions in local press. 

6. Its good for you! 

Every parent has plenty to offer a PTA and whether it's being on the committee, helping out at events or organising meetings your talents will be put to good use. As well as being enjoyable and satisfying, you can build your confidence and learn new skills too. 

To all the parents that attended a very successful AGM after school last night. Your PTA members are as follows:

Chair: Elle Evans 

Vice Chair: Marie Instan

Administrator: Emily Esp

Treasurer: Kate Dawson 

Committee Members: Tor Smith, Helen Forsyth, Nicky Spencer, Jo Maddox, Avril Case, Nadine Wilde, Kate Ross, Tash Wallace, Sue Duffy. 

Look out for our future fundraising events but if you have any ideas or can offer help in any way contact us on email, via the school office or via a member on the playground.