Haydonleigh School PTA is a registered charity. Our aim is to organise fund raising events which enables us to purchase much needed items for the school.
The PTA is currently made up of a small group of parents, who are supported by Mrs Billinge (Head Teacher), Mrs Wojewodka (Teacher Representative) and Mrs Heath (School Bursar). The rest of the school staff regularly offer their assistance to ensure the smooth running of our events.
This is a letter we received from Laura Golding who worked as a member of a PTA team:
A thank you for all the fantastic children at Haydonleigh who made my day, my week, my year.
13 years ago I was lucky enough to be made a mummy and 5 years later, that little boy started at your school, Haydonleigh. My little boy was kindly invited, as every child is, to the school disco however as he was frightened of loud noises I went along with him. We were met by hundreds of smiling happy excited children, lots of Mums, Dads and also your Teachers who were there, in their free time, to make sure all the children had a brilliant time, that they were safe and that lots of pennies were raised. My son was also invited to meet Father Christmas at one event and everyone was invited to a massive BBQ on the field where there were lots of games, competitions and other fun things. Again I noticed lots of Mums and Dad, Grandparents and Teachers were there working, helping to make sure everyone was happy and lots of pennies were raised.
So, feeling a little nervous I decided to join the PTA team who welcomed me and soon enough I was very proud to be asked to help run the PTA team and would be in charge of helping make sure Mrs Billinge had lots of money to spend on the school. It was a lot of hard work, lots of helpers are needed and you are so lucky to have a very excellent team of helpers at Haydonleigh just as I was lucky enough to guide them.
It’s been an absolute pleasure being chair of the PTA team, watching you all grow, laughing with you, and learning with you. It’s been great to see you all happy and to see the money well spent on things you need for school. I thank you so much for the flowers and the beautiful book which I’ll keep forever as a reminder. There are such lovely words in it and someday, if you are lucky enough to be mummies or daddies hopefully you’ll all be able to have the chance to be in my shoes, even just for a while and realise how brilliant a job it has been. I can’t wait to see if you will....
Please do continue to support the team by coming to events and having a go at everything. Do encourage your parents to help if possible, it really is appreciated but most importantly please do not forget to say a massive Thank you to the Team when you see them.
With best wishes,
AKA Daniel, Hannah and James’ Mummy.