What is the PTA?

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) brings together parents, teachers and friends of the academy to raise money and support the school. It provides an opportunity for everyone to work together towards a common goal. All parents and teachers can get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. Whatever you are able to offer will be very welcome.

What does the PTA do?

At Burlington Danes we are keen to do as much as parents and teachers can organise. Examples of activities include:

  • Raising funds to help the school provide “extras” for the pupils.
  • Running social events for parents and children.
  • Providing support for school trips and outings and other special events.
  • Running after-school clubs for sport, music or drama.
  • Organising meetings to inform parents about education issues, especially when changes are taking place.

Who can join the PTA?

Anyone who is a parent or registered carer of a child at Burlington Danes Academy, or a teacher or learning support assistant can join the PTA.

How do I get involved?

The first step is to express your interest by contacting the school. Early in September a meetings schedule will be published and sent out to all those parents and teachers who have registered. The first few meetings are likely to be very informal. Later on in the year a chair and vice-chair will be voted on.

How much time will I need to commit?

There will be a formal meetings schedule likely to comprise one meeting for a couple of hours every term (every six or seven weeks).