The PTA is an important part of school life and is made up of staff and parents, brought together with the common aim of enhancing the experience of our pupils during their time at Malton School.
Much of the work that the PTA undertakes is to help school make a success of events throughout the year, particularly where community and school are brought together. We often help to run a bar or provide soft refreshments at school productions, visitor talks and Celebration Evenings. We always provide refreshments for parents and visitors at Sports Day too.
Another vital role of the PTA is fundraising. PTA funds help provide additional learning resources; contribute to improving the school environment based on pupil feedback and benefit extra-curricular projects. Departments are invited to bid for PTA funds twice a year to help them buy extra resources.
The PTA also gives parents the opportunity to become actively involved in school life, to meet other parents and to meet regularly with staff to support the pupil- teacher-parent partnership and importantly to have a voice. The PTA meets at least once a term and the Headteacher or Deputy Head are always present.
Finally, PTA meetings and events provide an opportunity for parents and staff to meet and socialize which is often quite difficult once a pupil moves into secondary education. The PTA is also there to welcome new parents and pupils to school during the Year 6 induction events.
Once a term the PTA arrange a Parent Forum evening, selecting a relevant topic to be presented by appropriate staff. It provides the opportunity for an informal Question and Answer session. For the date of the next forum, check our events section at the bottom of this page.
Parents don’t need to join the committee to be involved. All parents are very welcome to attend any of the PTA meetings, to make suggestions to the PTA committee for future fundraising events or to put ideas forward for how funds might best be spent. Simply volunteering to help at any of the future events provides a valuable contribution to the work of the PTA. For further information or to put your ideas forward, contact PTA Chair, Claire Heaton at PTA@maltonschool.org.
PTA Annual General Meeting
Our last AGM took place on Tuesday, 20 September 2022.
The next AGM is due to take place in September 2023 .
- Chair: Claire Heaton
- Communications: Caroline Sims
- Treasurer: Rachel Holtby
- Events Co-ordinator: Mel Huntsman
PTA Supported Events
Recent events supported by PTA members through activities such as running a bar, providing refreshments or selling raffle tickets incude:
- Sports Day in July
- Summer Concert at the end of the summer term
- KS3 Celebration Evening
Through these events, the committee raised £272 to go straight into supporting additional projects for school. The next key events to be supported by the PTA, to include bar and cash raffle will be:
- Christmas Concert on Tuesday, 6 November
- KS4/5 Celebration Evening on Wednesday 14 December
The last Parents’ Forum was held on Tuesday, 4 October. The next Forum will be held in the Spring Term 2023. Details will be published nearer the time.
pta funding bids
School departments are able to bid for PTA funding to purchase additional items for use by students within school. At the last meeting it was agreed to support the following bids, totalling over £1,400, for additional support from staff within school:
- Safety jackets for use by stduents in DT
- Science equipment for FT course work investigations
- Curtain track, fixings and bluetooth speakers for Performing Arts
The next meeting of the PTA will be held on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 at 7pm. Minutes of the meeting held on 20 September, which includes the AGM minutes, can be found here.