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The PTA are a small group of parents who organise events during the year to help raise funds for the school.  This money is crucial, as it helps make up the deficit of the school budget and allows the school to purchase items they would not normally have been able to.  We are always looking for new members to add to our team, so if you are interested in raising money for your child's school, please email: hermitageptatreasurer@yahoo.co.uk

Currently on the PTA are:

Chair: Lucy Galliano, Treasurer: Ryan Salmon, Secretary: Hollie Gavin.  Members: Alex Wren, Danielle Salmon, Lisa Gibson, Yvette Cheyne, Debbie Wilcox, Gemma Carter, Natalie Jones, Allanah Watkins & Amy Daw.

Recent purchases for the school have included:

Ipads, Lockers, Panto transport, Sports day medals, Hi-viz jackets for every child, Leavers year books, School flag; Playground equipment, Role play costumes, Sir Teachalot visit, Nativity play costumes. Each year we also give every class £300 to choose how to spend.

FUTURE EVENTS

  • May Fayre – 17th May 2019 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Feedback survey: 12 – 14 February 2019

RECENT EVENTS

  • Fireworks 2018 – fireworks display on the school field raising £2,804
  • Secret Shop 2018 – children purchasing presents for family members - £686 raised
  • Christmas Fayre 2018 – craft fayre, raffle and stalls run by the children raising £2,472
  • Annual General Meeting in September 2018 to review how we did last year and what we hope to fund for the school in 2018-19. For full details click on the icon below.

MATCH FUNDING

What is match funding? Many large companies will 'match' the money their staff raise for charities. This is great for Hermitage Primary School as the PTA is a charity. All income goes towards buying things for the school.

What would I have to do? Typically, our match funders spend time on a PTA stall at either the summer or christmas fayre or firework night. Alternatively, if it's more convenient to them, they can help with planning, setting up of the event or Treasury.

Which companies offer match funding? We are aware all the following companies offer match funding; we would love to hear from you if you work for one of them.

Accenture, American Express, Argos, ARM Holdings, Asda, Astra Zeneca, Bank of Scotland, Barclays, BP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, BT, Capgemini, Centrica, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, DHL, Diageo, Ernst & Young, Exxon Mobil, First Bus, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Halifax, HSBC, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kingsfisher, KPMG, Lloyds, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Norwich Union, Pearson, Philips, PWC, Proctor & Gamble, Royal & Sun Alliance, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell, Tesco, Thames Water & Vodafone.

How important is match funding to Hermitage Primary School? During 2016/17, the PTA received £2,450 in match funding. This was around a quarter of all income last year and arose from 4 parents who work for Vodafone.

How can I get involved? If you think you can help with match funding, simply email: hermitageptatreasurer@yahoo.co.uk

Does the match funder have to be a parent? No, your friends, family or neighbours can be match funders. Match funding is all about companies supporting their staff in raising money for whichever charity they wish to support.

Are there any limits? These vary by company. Vodafone, for instance will give £350 to each staff member helping at PTA events, provided the event makes more than £350. 5 members of staff can claim for each event, meaning £1,750 is potentially available for each event. 

In summary - Match funding is a great way to help the school. It is so easy and we want to make the most of it. An hour of your time can mean the school recieves several hundreds of pounds.

 

 

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