How You Can Help
There are many ways that you can help our School and our children through the PTA:
Meetings - The PTA is open to anybody with parental responsibility for children at the Emmbrook School and we always welcome new members. We meet on the first teaching Monday (ie not INSET days) of each half term in the School Library at 7.30pm. If you look at the calendar, the dates of the year's meetings are on there.
Gift Aid - The PTA can claim back tax on any donations made by a UK tax payer. Please complete the forms below if you are making a donation.
Volunteering at events - you do not have to attend meetings to support the PTA. We know that some people much prefer "to do"! We welcome help at events such as Sports Day, quiz nights, discos and the Winter Carnival when many hands make light work. Watch out for requests for help on the news page of our website or on emails sent home. Alternatively, you can register your name with us as someone who may be available and willing to help at events. We will then contact you when we need help and you can let us know whether you will be available. There is no obligation to help if we contact you and you will not be pressured into doing something you do not feel you can do.
Matched Funding - if you work for a large organisation they may have a “Matched Funding” scheme. As part of a Government initiative, many companies will match the money their employees raise through voluntary fundraising. For example, if you help out at the PTA Quiz Night, your company may double the amount raised for all or part of the event. Lloyds TSB, HSBC, Santander, Boots and Sainsbury’s take part in this scheme, why not find out if yours will too. Many companies will do this if asked, even though they don’t have a formal scheme. Please check out your employer’s policy (your HR Dept is a good place to start) and get in touch with us if you can help.
Suggestions - if you have any ideas for fundraising that you think could be run by the PTA, drop us your suggestions at PTA@emmbrook.wokingham.sch.uk. It is always great to get fresh ideas.