Every parent of an Annemount child automatically becomes a member of the Parent Teacher Association. The Annemount PTA is a non-profit organisation with 3 main aims:
Enhancing school life for Annemount pupils:
The PTA organises several activities for the children, including visits from a farm, various workshops to support specific initiatives within the school such as dedicated Science or Maths weeks, and of course, the magnificent Summer Fete.
Enhancing school life for Annemount parents:
The PTA provides a forum for parents to get to know each other and to share information. We host a great year of social events both in and out of school including coffee mornings with the Head. The PTA also assists school events such as Parent Education Talks and Open Days.
Raising money for charity:
The PTA is also heavily focused on raising money for a nominated charity relating to children. During 2016/2017 in line with the School’s increased focus on music, musicians and composers, the PTA has supported Music in Hospitals (www.musicinhospitals.org.uk) that looks to enhance the lives of children less fortunate than ours through music.
In 2017-2018, the PTA charity supported Best Beginnings.
For 2018-19 and 2019-20 the PTA charity is proud to be supporting Winstons Wish, a childhood bereavement charity supporting children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.
For the Autumn term 2020-21, the PTA will be supporting The Theatre Support Fund, this includes the charity groups Acting for Others, Fleabag Support Fund and NHS COVID-19 Urgent Appeal. During 2020-21 the school has also supported Jeans for Genes and Comic Relief.
PTA meetings are a great way to get involved and meet other parents. The PTA relies on volunteers and good ideas, as well as a willingness to participate in some small way such as simply baking a cake for the Bake Sale!