Welcome to East Sheen Primary School Parent Teacher Association
What is the Parent Teacher Association?
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) was formed in 1972. We are a registered charity (no. 273295) and members of The National Council of Parent Teacher Associations. Our primary role is to raise additional funds to help the school provide the best possible learning environment for our children. We do this by organising events and activities that bring together the amazing community that is East Sheen Primary School (ESPS) and raise money for projects that cannot be met from within the school budget.
Each year, the school is allocated a budget by the government. The formula used by the government takes a variety of factors into account, including the number of pupils at the school. But the per-pupil spend in relative terms is lower today than it was in 2010; as costs spiral faster than rates of funding, there is a real pressure on all primary schools to find alternative sources of income. PTA funding forms a significant part of this income.
Our PTA has been able to successfully raise funds over the years due to the commitment and support of the parents at ESPS and external community services and businesses.
Our most recent contribution to the school has been £50,000 for the replacement of the astroturf at the school. Without the money raised by everyone that has contributed to the fundraising activities of the PTA over the years, there was a real danger that this vital school resource and recreational area for the children during break times would be condemned on health and safety grounds.
Over the last three years the PTA has raised over £150,000 and, in addition to the astroturf, the PTA has also provided:
Book purchases £4,000
Class Supplies £45,000
Head Teachers Fund £5,000
Information Technology £11,000
Playground Improvements £2,000
The School Stage £8,000
Year 6 Leaving gifts £2,000
Who are the members of the PTA?
By default, all parents of children at East Sheen Primary School are members of the PTA. The PTA has a committee of volunteers, who usually serve for two years. The President of the PTA is Harry Page and there is always at least one teacher representative. However, parents/carers do not have to be a committee member to get involved or attend PTA meetings.
How do I get involved?
We have a group of PTA ‘supporters’ who help on an adhoc basis. So if you have a particular skill that could help that is great. Artists, event management, musicians, web experts, marketing communications, PR – you name it; we’ve found a use for it! Equally, if you can pour coffee, count money or move furniture we would be happy to add your name to our supporters list. The more we can spread the load, the easier for everyone – so please do let us know what you would be happy to do.
The PTA recognises how much the families of our pupils give to the school: helping in the class-room, baking cakes or donating something for the tombola to name just a few. Without this help, the PTA would not be able to offer so much to meet the needs of the children in our school. We thank all those who so generously give time to the school and look forward to working with you.
The 2022 AGM was held on 17th of October 2023 and next year’s AGM will be held within the first couple of months of the new school year and information will be shared with parents about the work, finances and funding plans for the upcoming year.
Please contact us for any further information firstname.lastname@example.org or via your Class Representatives or the School Office.
Esteban Gonzalez Torres, Jess Rettie, Aditi Daga, Andries Louw, Gemma Harvey, Anjali Doshi, Neil Abrey, Katy Blessley, Mustafa Ozyurt
Co-Chairs ESPS PTA
Easy ways to give to our school
With your help we can provide the school with the additional resources they need to give our children the best possible learning experience.
Raise money when you shop via Easyfundraising
This is a free service where you can raise a donation for our school through your regular or ad hoc purchases. The steps below show how you can use this scheme - it is entirely free to you, there are no additional charges, plus the app is quick and easy to install!
Use this link to get advantage of a referral and have your first £5 raised matched by the app. It will also automatically allocate your support to the correct cause (East Sheen Primary School): https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/support-a-good-cause/step-1/?char=14930&invite=efy2qa&referral-campaign=s2s&utm_campaign=refCROtest
Download the app, when shopping search for retailer using this app and for any purchases made, a proportion will be donated to school
Use the app each time you make a purchase - it is that easy!
The Coffee Club
Could you contribute the cost of a coffee a week to school? This is easy to do through our direct debit scheme - a regular monthly contribution can make a huge difference!