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Parent Teacher Association

WELCOME TO RES PTA


PTA fundraising in secondary school can be very difficult. As they get older and become more independent our children don’t want mum and dad around quite so much. As a result parents are no longer part of the school community in the way they were in primary. It then becomes all too easy to call a halt to the PTA and sadly in many secondary schools this is exactly what happens. But not at R E S !!

R E S has an active Parent Teacher Association. We work closely with the school helping wherever and whenever we can for the ultimate benefit of our children and the local community.

The PTA has been an integral part of the school for many years and in its’ time has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance the students’ education experience and the school’s facilities. To continue successfully we need the support of new parents to replace those that naturally leave us each year. Please don’t dismiss us!


PTA RES Netball Kits


How we raise funds

How we spend it

How you can help

How you can raise money for us

Local business links

PTA meetings

Dates for your diary


HOW WE RAISE FUNDS

Our predominate activity is the selling of refreshments and organising raffles at school events such as battle of the bands, stars in their eyes, house drama, dance shows and our annual productions.


Rydens Enterprise School RES PTA Wizard of Oz


We also look continually for new ways to generate income. The Christmas Fair is now a firm fixture in the school calendar along with our fantastic Let’s Rock night which takes place every June.


HOW WE SPEND IT

We have funded extras for most of the departments at R E S in the last few of years.

Some of our larger contributions include:

- £3,500 PE Dept school team kits
- £4,000 picnic benches
- £2,500 10 iPads SENCO
- £5,000 portable radio mics Performing Arts
- £2,500 stage lighting


PTA RES Picnic Benches


Other recent purchases include badminton posts and nets, 2 table tennis tables, photography tripods, a felting machine and blinds for the 6th form common room.



Rydens Enterprise School RES PTA Table Tennis


HOW YOU CAN HELP

Almost all PTAs operate with a small core group and we are no different. If you would like to get involved click here for details of our meetings.

However a successful PTA also needs a network of additional volunteers to support its’ activities. If you are able to give some time to help sell refreshments at any of the school events please email your contact details to us at:

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HOW YOU CAN RAISE MONEY FOR US


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easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. So far they’ve raised over £13m for causes throughout the UK.

It works in a similar way to many other loyalty shopping sites, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead. Over 5,000 retailers including household names such as Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Currys, Asos, Next and Debenhams have signed up for the scheme.

See how it works here  www.easyfundraising.org.uk/how-it-works/

To start raising funds for us sign up today at

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/respta

...and once you've signed up there's now the new easyfundraising app. Just search 'easyfundraising' in the app store.

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James Neave Estate Agents


Local estate agent James Neave support our fundraising in a variety of ways throughout the year. Advertising in programmes; distributing flyers for our events; donating auction items & sponsoring our Christmas Tombolas.

They will also donate 10% of their fee to the PTA for any property sale where the instructing owner has children who attend the school. Just advise them when instructing…it’s as simple as that!


LOCAL BUSINESS LINKS

We are always looking for ways to strengthen our links with the local community. Many local businesses already support our fundraising activities. In recent years Air Products, Waitrose, Tesco, P&G, Glaxo and Cargill have all supported us through their Community Programmes.

In 2014 we established a relationship with the estate agents James Neave and Ashley Flooring Ltd stepped in to sponsor our football kit when new regulations introduced by the FA required us to change the school strip.

More recently Robins & Day have joined our group of sponsors.

Robins & Day


PTA RES Football Kit


This makes a huge difference to our fundraising efforts and we are most grateful for their support.

Being a registered charity means we are able to receive charitable donations from both local and national companies. Do you work for a company that runs such a scheme? If you do and you think they may be able to help us please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


PTA MEETINGS

Whether you are a new parent or have been here a while; are someone who has been involved in your previous school or has never done anything like this before; it doesn’t matter...your support is so important.

Meetings start at 7pm and are held in the Business & Enterprise Suite.

2016/17 Meeting Schedule:

4th October 2016 (preceded by AGM)

8th November 2016

17th January 2017

25th April 2017

13th June 2017


PTA RES Badminton



SOME DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

9th December Christmas Fair

20th December Christmas Concert

30th & 31st January Explosion Dance Show

3rd March Quiz Night

21st – 25th March School Production (Little Shop of Horrors)

16th June RES Let’s Rock (Live band & BBQ)

12th July Battle of the Bands/ RES Got Talent

 

Forthcoming PTA Events

PTA News

Join Parent Council

We are always looking for new members, if you are interested in joining, please contact Sharon Davis at R E S

Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College, part of The Howard Partnership Trust. The Howard Partnership Trust: Registered Office: Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5JR. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 07597068. An exempt charitable trust.