Alderton Schools Parent, Teacher & Friend Association
Welcome to Alderton Infant School
This information has been put together by Alderton Infant and Junior School Parent, Teacher & Friend Association especially for you, as a new family joining our school community. Starting school is an exciting time for the whole family. Studies show that there’s a direct link between parental involvement and how well children do, so why not get involved from the start! We hope this pack helps you with information about Alderton Schools Parent, Teacher & Friend Association and lets you know how you can join in and support us to raise money in so many ways.
Why do we have a PTFA?
Welcome to Alderton’s Parents, Teachers and Friends Association!
The PTFA are supported by the staff and the headteachers at Alderton Infant and Alderton Junior Schools as well as parents and friends within the Alderton community.
From January 2024, the PTFA brings new committee members including 2 new Co-Chairs, a new Treasurer, and a completely new board of Trustees. As a group, we are keen to plan some exciting events at the schools with the activities organised encouraging both the children and parents of the Alderton communities to come together and have fun, but also raise some money in the process.
As a newly formed committee, we are planning to host some new activities for 2024 as well as continuing with some firm favourites. The events will include school discos with a privately hired DJ, Fathers and Mothers and others Day stalls for those special people caring for the children, a night of Zumba with our very own parent instructor, an adult only quiz night joint with a child only movie night so the kids can feast on popcorn whilst the adults let their hair down. Not forgetting our big summer bonanza!
Previously the money raised by the PTA has gone towards supporting the school on various things like outdoor playground equipment, school trips and year 6 leavers activities to name a few. We have an overwhelming amount of preloved school uniform that we will be increasing our sales on going forward. This will now be a monthly pop-up shop, both before and after school to enable all parents and carers that accessibility.
If you would like to become part of the planning and/or executing for any of these activities, please reach out to the PTFA via email on email@example.com
We are always open to having extra support for these events because if we don’t have the help of the parents, teachers, and friends of Alderton Schools, we cannot make them happen. All activities as always, are added to both school’s newsletters and can also be found on the Alderton Infant and Junior Schools PTFA Facebook page. This page is only available to parents that actively have children attending the schools.
Our main goal is to raise money whilst having fun therefore please support us in achieving that.
We look forward to seeing many of you at our 2024 events.
Jo and Eve, Co-Chairs
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From March 2024 all events will be bookable though the Alderton PTFA page.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Our Annual General Meeting is held in October and provides an excellent opportunity for all parents to come along and hear in more detail about our work, the events we have run, the funds we have raised and how the money has been spent. It is also when we elect our new committee members.
Support from Parentkind
Our PTFA is a member of Parentkind, which is a national charity and membership organisation providing support and guidance to over 13,500 parent associations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Membership includes comprehensive insurance cover by Zurich Insurance plc for all our association run events and gives access to support and advice on running the association plus fundraising ideas and good practice hints and tips.