Parent Teacher Friends Association - PTFA
The Parent Teacher Association is a wonderfully supportive group, which organises a range of social, practical and fund-raising events throughout the year. In recent years, the PTA has provided the school with new laptops and interactive smartboards, additional music equipment, library books and developed our outside play and garden areas.
All parents are automatic members of the PTA, and all are welcome to play an active part in running the events. Typically, these include children's disco's, film nights, a Christmas Fair, Summer Fair and many more events.
BACS details -
A/C Name - Lea and Garsdon School Association
A/C No: 02183913
Chair Tom Sweetman
Secretary Martin Cassidy
Treasurer Catherine Glanville
You can contact the PTA via email: PTA@leagarsdon.wilts.sch.uk
To keep up to date with news and events do find us on Facebook. Search for "Lea & Garsdon School PTA"
Our normal fundraising opportunities are really restricted this year and we understand that there are various financial struggles right now but please do consider whether you could make a donation to the PTA in lieu of the money you would have spent at events. You can also restrict your funding to key areas such as the Hardship Fund that provides discrete opportunities for those pupils in financial difficulty, such as swimming or music lessons. We hope that you agree that this is a really important area of PTA expenditure that needs to continue during these challenging times.
You can donate directly to the PTA as follows:
- BACS to Lea and Garsdon School Association - Sort Code: 30-91-99, Acc No: 02183913
- Cheque payable to "Lea & Garsdon School Association" (delivered to the school office)
We would ask for your support to claim a further 25% Gift Aid by providing written confirmation of:
- your home address,
- that you are a UK tax payer,
- you are making the gift personally and
- consent to Gift Aid
Please include any stipulations here (e.g. for hardship fund) and whether you consent to publicity (within school only).
We continue to support the following recycling:
- Bag2School clothing collection (3 to 4 per school year - funds to PTA)
- Inkjet printer cartridges - collection box in office
- Pens - collection box in office
- Batteries - collection box in office
We are really keen to support Lea & Garsdon as an Eco-School and it's an important source of funding.
If you will be using the internet to shop over the coming months, please think about buying through the Easyfundraising website: Easy Fundraising The school has an Easyfundraising account and using it to make your online purchases is a great way to raise money for the school and you can shop online with loads of well known retailers. When you make a purchase, use the links provided on the Easyfundraising website first Easy Fundraising and up to 15% of the price will be donated to school.
We use this site to keep everyone up to date quickly and effectively on all events.
The Sensory Garden:
This is a great example of community and corporate support alongside the PTA
Social Media Policy:
Please make sure to read our Privacy and Social Media Policy before posting on the site:
This policy covers activity on Lea & Garsdon's School PTA Facebook Page which will be used as a means of sharing information on PTA events, outcomes and to encourage the school community to become involved in the life of the school. The policy exists to ensure that our social media output is as good as it can be, and doesn’t do anyone any harm.
Our social media site is managed by two PTA appointed administrators and will post all updates. Members of the broader community are able to react to the information and post comments. They will also be able to message the administrators via private messenger.
The social media output of the PTA is monitored daily by the administrators. The PTA reserves the right to delete or withhold any content from going live that does not adhere to our policy (see below). The school also has the power to remove inappropriate content.
The administrator’s role is:
General upkeep of the PTA Facebook Page.
- Informing parents of upcoming events and general promotion of the PTA.
- Monitoring content and responding to messages.
What is inappropriate content?
Inappropriate content is defined as, but not restricted to, the following:
- Criticism of school policy, practices or staff
- Obscenity, nudity, defamation or hate
- Comments/posts that threaten to harm individuals, groups or organisations
- Endorsement or encouragement of illegal activities
- Multiple off-topic posts or repetitive posts that are copied and pasted
- Personal information including but not limited to e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, mailing addresses.
Note: current students will not be permitted to like or comment on the page should they have access to social media.
Please continue to keep up to date with our privacy and social media policy as it may be added to periodically to ensure that it remains a safe and welcoming place for all users.