Ridgeway Primary School
& Nursery PTCA
WHAT IS THE PTCA?
When your child joins the school, you automatically become part of the Parent, Teacher, Children Association (PTCA). We are all part of this amazing community; the PTCA is a fun and social way to meet other families and support your child’s school.
The PTCA objectives are simple
v To positively build and enhance Ridgeway Schools Community.
v To generate funds to support academic, physical and social learning.
We do this by…
© Engaging, collaborating and communicating with all elements of the school community.
© Building community through engaging events and activities.
© Fundraising tangible projects which benefit Ridgeway children. We do this in a transparent and open way. The PTCA is a registered charity.
© Our PTCA is fun and purposeful; the best interests of the school community are at the heart of everything we do.
FUNDING SUCCESS. In 2019/20, your PTCA donated over £30,000 to support Ridgeway School and its children. This includes the daily mile track, KSI Play Frame, upper and lower school hall refurbishment, school signage and a significant donation to restock classroom libraries. School finances are tight; none of these projects would have been possible without the money raised by your PTCA. Your support really does make a difference.
We are guided by the schools funding ‘wish-list’, but welcome and encourage ideas from parents and children. If you see a need, please do contact the PTCA!
YOUR COMMITTEE & CLASS REPS. Your elected committee meet monthly and are committed to driving activity to achieve our objectives. In addition, all classes have a PTCA Class rep who help relay messages and organise parent support for events and other activities. We are accountable to you, so please do feedback and share ideas. ( CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND MEETING TIMETABLE )
GET INVOLVED. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Volunteering for the PTCA is rewarding and fun. You will meet parents and teachers, learn new skills (or utilise existing ones), while having heaps of fun along the way! Adhox tasks can take as little as 30mins to more formal committee roles. There is something for everyone.
OTHER WAYS to SUPPORT THE PTCA
Even with Covid-19 disrupting traditional activity, there are some simple ways support the school.
© Like our facebook group: Ridgeway Primary School & Nursery PTA
© School Fund: Make a digital donation to the school (pta-events.co.uk/ridgeway)
© Giving Machine: Earn the PTCA commission every time you shop online. 2,000+ retails including Amazon, NEXT, M&S, Tesco, Argos and John Lewis. (thegivingmachine.co.uk)
© School Lottery: Sign up for your chance to win £25,000! (yourschoollottery.co.uk)
© Stamptastic Stamps: For all your labelling needs! (stamptastic.co.uk)
Facebook: Ridgeway Primary School & Nursery PTA
Event information: pta-events.co.uk/ridgeway