PTA What we do
The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) is a group of parents, carers and teachers that arrange events and activities throughout the school year to raise money for Hazeldown School. We organise school discos, Christmas and Summer Fayres, christmas cards individually designed by pupils and more. The funds raised from these activities go towards resources to support our children at school and for the little extras.
How PTA funds are being used 2016/2017
Chromebooks for a whole class – 32 Chromebooks enabling EVERY CHILD in school to have access to a simple, fast mini-laptop, allowing use of a range of programs and apps through a personalized workspace – PTA funding of £5,763
100 square on the playground – PTA funding of £700
First aid training for years 2, 4 & 6 – PTA funding of over £500 every year
Year 6 legacy fund – PTA funding of over £600 every year
Growth Mindset sign & posters around school – PTA funding of £300
Sing Up – PTA funding of £180
During 2015/2016 we spent money on:
iCAN! – The PTA were delighted to provide £3,000 initial funding for the school’s amazing new venture, iCAN! This is YOUR MONEY directly benefitting every child in Years 1-6!
Library refit – The re-fit of the library was completed in April 2016. The final total of PTA funding was over £7,000, creating a bright, inviting and exciting library for EVERY CHILD in the school!
Year 6 legacy fund
The PTA funded a really enjoyable visit for all Year 6 school pupils to Paignton Zoo.
Crackers for the children’s Christmas lunch
Further funding has been agreed for the following during 2015/2016
(more details to be found in AGM minutes)
- Music items (£1000): To support music activities in the school the PTA agreed to fund:
– A year’s subscription to “Sing Up” (ghost music, lyrics, etc. for a vast number of songs accessible to all class teachers)
-Resources for the yearly Christmas performance at the church
-Whole school drumming workshop
- First aid teaching (£1,000): This is a valuable life skill and the teaching will be tailored to different year groups. It is anticipated that this will be repeated regularly (annually?), assuming funds are available; to build knowledge as the children move up through the school and become increasingly independent.
- Weather station (£300-£500): A weather station has been sited in the school grounds which automatically sends measurements to a PC in school. This is providing an ever-changing source of data available to all classes to use for various subjects. It can also be fed into a national database accessed online to contribute to, and compare with, the national record of weather observations.
During 2014/2015 we spent money on:
- Sports kit in a wide range of sizes to be used by any child representing the school at external sports matches and PE activities. The kit has helped children look like a team and to approach the activity with pride – a winning start!
- Swimming instruction for KS2 – a swimming instructor worked with Hazeldown staff at Dawlish Leisure Centre during school KS2 swimming lessons during the Spring Term.
- Playground equipment for KS1 including footballs, rugby balls, foam balls, bean bags, hula hoops and a football goal.
- Year 6 Paignton Zoo Trip. All children will benefit from the PTA contributing towards a Year 6 Trip after 7 years at Hazeldown supporting the PTA activities.
- Year 6 leaving gifts: Hazeldown autograph books
- Dictionaries and thesauruses for all classrooms and the library.
- Garden funds and new raised beds. The PTA have set aside funds for gardening and Mud Club activities and are in the process of replacing the raised beds.
- Crackers for the children’s Christmas lunch.
In previous years some of the money raised via the PTA has been spent on:
- New books for the Accelerated Reader programme in the library
- Crackers for the children’s Christmas lunch
- Play boat outside Year 1
- Easter egg decoration competition
- Mobile education classrooms
- Year 6 leavers gifts
As well as raising important funds for the school the events aim to provide fun and a chance to socialise with other families. They also provide a means for parents to lend their support to Hazeldown.