We have a very active PTA at Hartley, which raises funds to support the School and organises events for both children and adults. Over the years the Association has provided the School with a great deal of equipment as well as giving much needed support in numerous other ways.
The PTA raises around £10,000 per year, which is used to provide things that our children would not otherwise have at school.
The most recent PTA purchases include musical equipment including new glockenspiels and ukuleles, a classroom awning extending the teaching area and providing a sheltered area during playtime, and paying for West End in Schools to provide storytelling and interactive activities in each class. Our current fundraising goal is to fully replace an important but aging Trim Trail.
In previous years, the PTA played a key role in raising sufficient funds to allow purchasing of key ICT equipment including laptops and iPads and interactive whiteboards, the building work for the Sunshine Room (used daily for small group work and music lessons), building of the school hall, playground equipment, new elements for the lower playground trim trail, benches for both the upper and lower playgrounds and an outside classroom.
As you can see, all the children will benefit from these initiatives so any help you can give to the forthcoming events will be greatly appreciated.