Friends of Horsenden PTA
What is the Friends of Horsenden PTA (Parents, Teachers Association)
All parents and carers automatically become members of Friends of Horsenden PTA when your children join our school. Parents and members of the school community can get involved in a variety of ways if they want to, even if they only have a small amount of time available.
The video below explains a little more about what we do.
Our Mission Statement
To promote partnerships between parents, students, teachers and the community that creates a positive and safe learning environment for our children to learn and grow. To raise money whilst encouraging community spirit to enable the school to improve their facilities and equipment, thus improving our children’s educational and social development.
Your PTA Committee
Vacant - Chair (Parent)
Josette Vernon - Vice Chair (Parent)
Shaf Hussain - Treasurer (Parent)
Seema Asani - Secretary (Parent)
Pari Solanki - Committee Member (Parent)
Nazli Hussain - Community Member
Ann Marie Charles - Pupil & Family Worker (Staff)
Sally Bradley - Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion (Staff)
Rebecca Donaghy - Deputy Headteacher (Staff)
Rachael Vowles - Nursery Year Group Leader (Staff)
Why join the PTA?
Our PTA is about much more than just fundraising. It also supports closer links between home and school and is an excellent way to bring staff and parents together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal and thereby making Horsenden Primary School feel like a special place to be part of.
It's a great way of getting to know other parents. Research has shown that children do better in school if their parents get involved with school events as it gives the children a real sense of belonging.
If you'd like to get involved, in any way you can, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What have we achieved?
As our PTA was only established in September 2019, we are still a very new association, however in the short time we have been active we have already raised over £2,000 from our Halloween Discos and our first ever Christmas Fayre. We are really excited to continue to arrange events and activities that will help raise funds for the school as well as bring the school community together on a more social level.
The committee would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the teachers, parents, children and the community for continuing to support our school.
How do I get involved?
- Look out for PTA updates in the school’s newsletter and on the school PTA website page to keep up-to-date with our fundraising events as well as notices sent via ParentMail.
- Come along to Committee Meetings to find out more and get involved if you want to . . . but no pressure!
- Become a Class Rep – Class Reps are the link between parents and the PTA Committee. Their role is to pass on and promote PTA events and help recruit volunteers throughout the year for our events.
- Apply for any PTA vacancies that become available. Please keep an eye out in the school newsletters as well as on our page
- Volunteer to help at some of the events
- Attend meetings
If you’re a committee member or parent interested in becoming involved with your PTA, you can request to be added by clicking here.
Fat Thursday - 24th February 2022
NON-UNIFORM DAY & Doughnut/Cake Sale after school
To join in with this Polish celebration we will be making Fat Thursday a non-uniform day! We will also be holding a Doughnut & Cake Sale on this day at 3.15pm in the Main School Hall and Year 5/6 Hall.
DONATIONS NEEDED PLEASE:
The PTA will be collecting donations of doughnuts and baked treats (must be nut-free) for this sale —please bring them to the Office from Mon 21st to Thur 24th Feb between
8.30am—9am and 3—3.30pm.
Thank you in advance.
Greenford Quay Christmas Wish Tree Event / Opening of Co-op
On 3rd December 2021 some of our children were invited to the Greenford Quay Christmas Wish Tree Workshop and opening of the local Co-op. This local community event was organised by our PTA. Thank you to all involved, we had a wonderful time.