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 Wednesday, 2 March 2022. A copy of the minutes can be found here.
The next AGM is due to take place on Tuesday, 20 September 2022.
- Chair: Claire Heaton
- Communications: Caroline Sims
- Treasurer: Rachel Holtby
- Events Co-ordinator: Mel Huntsman
PTA Supported Events
The PTA were most recently involved in running the bar at Grease over each of the 4 nights of the show. We raised a grand total of £762.55 and would like to thank everyone involved who supported them us in any way.
The next key events to be supported by the PTA will be
- Sports Day, now re-scheduled for Thursday, 21 July 2022.
- Summer Concert, now re-scheduled for Thursday, 21 July 2022.
The last Parents’ Forum was held on Tuesday, 24 May. The next Forum will be held in the Autumn Term 2022. Details will be published nearer the time.
The next meeting of the PTA will be held on Tuesday, 20 September at 7pm. Minutes of the meeting held on 14 June can be found here.