Shortly after Pilgrims School opened, Pilgrims Parents was founded by a group of enthusiastic mums and dads. Since its inception in 2000, the PTA has raised 10’s of thousands for the benefit of the school facilities and chosen charities. Last year alone we contributed £10,000 towards the main hall audio system and a further £4000 towards Little P’s playground.
What we do
As well as organising events, we take responsibility for appointing class representatives, managing class lists, disseminating information to parents and organising rotas for help at events both big and small, from concerts to cake sales. We also manage the design and production of the Year Book for all Year 2 children to keep as a memento of their time at Pilgrims. The second-hand uniform sale is something we organise too and is a valued resource for parents (both buying and selling).
The Pilgrims’ Parents constitution
We have a constitution that states the three main aims that guide the group. These are:
- To encourage and develop strong, effective relationships amongst the parents and the school community
- To support the school in the advancement of the educational experience of pupils through engaging activities or by providing facilities / equipment
- To enjoy ourselves in the process!
We meet on a monthly basis and have a friendly and laid-back approach. Meetings are kept to an hour and a half in length with the help of our agenda. Children are always welcome so you don’t need to worry about childcare and we provide plenty of tea, coffee and cake to help productivity and creativity!
Meetings take place at 9:00 am in the school Dining Room. We vary the day of the week each month to give as many parents as possible the chance to attend. Check our meeting schedule here to see when the next meeting is.
If you’d like to join the committee simply come along to our next meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to meeting you!
Want to help but have limited time? Not a problem, simply put your contact details in the red post-box in reception and we’ll be in touch when we need an extra pair of hands.