Welcome to the Ousedale PTA. Our objective as a PTA, is to raise funds and provide a link between the school and families to assist in ongoing improvements and initiatives to enhance our children’s educational experience at Ousedale School.
With general funding cuts in education, on top of the challenges that COVID 19 has given us, fundraising is more important now than ever before.
Our children have had to face many challenges due to COVID-19 over the last 12 months, and the input from families via the PTA and school questionnaires has been invaluable to help the school shape the new normal, making it as adaptable and inclusive as possible.
How To Contact Us
If you would like to join the PTA; have any questions/concerns you would like to raise; or some amazing fundraising ideas, please feel free to contact us on PTA@ousedale.org.uk.
As this account is run by volunteers, please allow 5 working days for a response. If you have an urgent matter that needs attention, please contact the school directly.
Next PTA Meeting - 9th June at 18:00 (venue tbc)
Non-Uniform Day – On the 25th June 2021, we will be holding a non-uniform day to raise funds towards the next round of Department Bids. A suggested donation of £1 per child is requested and this payment will be collected via ParentPay for your ease.
To view the minutes from previous PTA Meetings, click on the link below:
To view the PTA Newsletters, click on the link below:
Who We Are
Click on the link below to view a profile of the PTA members:
Any help you or your business can provide us in acquiring the items on our Amazon Wishlist is most appreciated. We have items ranging from under £5 to over £50. Please click the link below to see if you are able to help.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and assistance in providing our students and staff with a safe and effective working environment.
While we have lots of fundraising ideas, we are so restricted as to what we can do during the pandemic. If you have any creative ideas, we would love to hear them. Please drop us an email at PTA@ousedale.org.uk
We are working towards being able to register as a charity, which will allow us to set up funding pages such as Just Giving and apply for grants in addition to our general fundraising. We need to raise £5000 to qualify as a charity and we will keep you updated with our progress as and when we have some news.
Departments submit funding bids with details of items required and why. The latest bids last term has been to enable effective teaching during the pandemic. These have included things such as visualisers for the DT department, as students can no longer crowd round the demonstration area and extra textbooks for Science, as books now have to stay within the bubbles. The PTA review the bids and funds are allocated in agreement with the guidance of our SLT representative. This term we have awarded departments with just under £2000 from our fundraising account!
We are liaising with Willen Hospice to arrange an Ousedale Uniform section in their shop in Newport Pagnell for pre-loved, branded uniform which is donated by families. Money raised will go to Willen Hospice rather than the school, but we think we all agree this is a very worthy cause and we are sure parents/carers will appreciate the chance to pay a little less for uniforms. More details will follow once everything is confirmed.
Funds are raised in various ways but obviously, the current pandemic has reduced our fundraising opportunities. We already have some tried and tested methods of fundraising and are continually looking into new ideas such as the Amazon Wishlist, we and welcome any input from families.
We would like to be able to help raise funds for bigger projects such as the modernisation of the facilities at the Newport Pagnell Campus, something that will benefit current students as well as those in the future.
Design a PTA Logo Competition
We would like our students to design a PTA logo for us. The winner will receive a £20 Amazon voucher and the logo will be used on the website and in all our correspondence. Closing date for entries is Friday 28th May. Please see the link below for full details:
Design a PTA Logo Competition
Updated May 2021