Buxton Community School PTA
Buxton Community School PTA (Parent Teacher Association)
Whilst many secondary schools don’t actually have an active PTA, here at BCS we have been lucky to have a history of parents, teachers and governors working together to form a PTA. The Buxton Community School (BCS) PTA has many benefits both to those parents and staff who attend meetings and the students who are able to use much needed resources which otherwise would not necessarily be afforded by the school.
In the past PTA fundraising has funded a wide range of resources from sewing machines to medical equipment (defibrillator), sports equipment to Lego and many other items used for extra curricula activities. However as budgets from central government are continuously and significantly cut, the PTA is now also considering how to support important funding gaps, eg text books to support the new curriculum. You could say that the PTA has changed from ‘nice to have’ to ‘important to have’ and is a significant element of the school.
BCS PTA meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every half term at 7pm in the school’s LRC. You are automatically a member of the Buxton Community School PTA if you are a parent, guardian, staff member or a friend of the school and you are welcome to attend with no obligation to become involved with the committee or organising any events.
Meetings temporarily suspended due to current circumstances but watch this space!
Those who attend our meetings appreciate the fact that they are brief, informal and informative, and that none of our fundraisers or events are particularly arduous! We recognise that all of us are increasingly busy people (life just seems to get busier at secondary school level!) so we concentrate on events that provide maximum return for our wonderful school while keeping the workload to a minimum. Of course, many hands make light work, so everyone is welcome.
Objectives of the PTA:
- To raise funds that will give Buxton Community School students extra facilities that might not be provided by government funding.
- To extend relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school.
If you are wondering whether to come along to a PTA meeting but you are not too sure, why not come with a friend – we are very welcoming. If you would like to have a chat about the PTA, please contact Sandi Flint at school on 01298 212161.
EasyFundraising – If you are currently too busy to support our efforts in any other way, would you please consider nominating BCS as your beneficiary for online purchases via EasyFundraising. It will cost you nothing and could make a huge difference to the funds we have available to enhance the opportunities open to students at BCS. (www.easyfundraising.org.uk)
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