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Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an important part of the school community. The PTA raises thousands of pounds, which is spent on equipment and resources to make the childrens’ learning experiences more fulfilling and exciting.

Our PTA is a very impressive outfit.

Now, of course, I’m duty-bound to make remarks like this but please don’t pass off my claim as one of those headteacher platitudes. Know that I have worked with a good number of PTAs over the length of my career but none of them come within a country mile of our team here. What is it that makes them special? Yes, they raise much-needed funds for the school- and a very significant amount at that, and yes, these funds have been well used to provide excellent opportunities and resources for the children. This is clearly the core purpose of PTA work and resources like the library, the scrap store and Woodhenge are educationally exciting as well as being intrinsic to the school’s vision and ethos. However, what sets our PTA apart is the level of their commitment; their resourcefulness and their creativity. The events themselves are often on a very large scale and/or often unique to Minchinhampton- the Fireworks and the Comedy night being prime examples. Children and adults alike love these kinds of events and they also provide a focal point for the community at large. I would strongly urge you to get involved in any way you can- partly for the undoubted pleasure of taking part and partly because it represents the perfect way of supporting your school and your children. I would like to say a big thank you to the PTA for all their fine work.

N Moss

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