Welcome to the Riverbridge Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA (Parent Teacher Association), is a fundraising community that aims to provide equipment, facilities and experiences in support of our School's values and curriculum. We strive to enrich each child’s learning journey by raising funds for the school, which in the past have been used to fund the PlayPod, The Grove and the Secret Garden.
This year we are aiming to raise £13,000 to support technology ventures, such as iPads and updated technology equipment.
The PTA offers a varied calendar of fundraising and community events. It organises activities that appeal to children of all ages and their families. All PTA events depend on volunteers to support, plan and run each event.
Riverbridge PTA is a registered Charity. Many businesses offer their employees paid time off work to help charities. As a charity, we would qualify and request that potential volunteers put their work requests in throughout the year to help us with events.
The PTA is an integral and inclusive part of the school. We aim to create a friendly community environment providing social opportunities to all.
All parents, carers and grandparents are welcome to join as active members at any time. If you’d like to find get more involved in the PTA or put yourself forward for any of our committee roles this year (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary), email us at email@example.com
As a registered Charity we have an AGM (Annual General Meeting)held in September and then set out aims and priorities for the three terms of the academic calendar. We meet regularly throughout the school year. Our leadership team of volunteers and teaching staff include:
- Chair – Tajinder and Gurcharan Salotera (Parents)
- Joint Secretary - Sandra Mukhandi (Parent) and Kaylee Warman-Key (Parent)
- Joint Treasurer - Robyn Russell-Hughes (Parent)and Sandra Mukhandi (Parent)
We enjoy a close partnership with our school and are supported by Headteacher Paul Grimwood and office staff Julie Williams and Wendy Kent.
Everyone in the Riverbridge community is welcome to come along to our meetings and/or to volunteer to help at our fun events. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please get in touch by the following means:
Other than events the PTA and wider school community can be helped in the
Donations and Sponsorship
We have a Virgin Money Giving Account which can be used at any time for donations: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/lumenlearningtrust. As a registered charity we are also able to claim Gift Aid so when making a donation or sponsoring a child via Virgin Money Giving, please do check the box and allow us to claim Gift Aid on top of your donation (no additional cost to the donator).
Riverbridge PTA also benefits when purchasing online via Easy Fundraising and Amazon Smile (just use the link below and shop as normal). There is no additional cost to the purchaser and for every order placed a donation is made to the charity of your choosing – please set up your account selecting ‘Riverbridge PTA’ with every online purchase.
Easy Fundraising: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
Amazon Smile: smile.amazon.co.uk
Advertising on the PTA Events website.
Tickets to all Riverbridge PTA events are available online via the www.pta-events.co.uk/riverbridge platform. If you are looking to advertise your business, or a business you work for to the Riverbridge parent community, you can do so via this website. All our parents are directed to this website when making event payments. If interested please do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org