Supporting the school: Verulam PTA strives to support the school by raising supplementary funds through a variety of events and initiatives which will help the school provide the best possible learning environment, facilities and opportunities for all the students. The PTA also works with the school to promote a positive and welcoming whole-school community ethos.
A vital role: PTAs play possibly an even more important role at secondary school than at primary school level. Everything is on a larger scale: the premises, the number of pupils, the range of subjects, the extended opportunities … and so it follows that more funds are needed to support all these aspects of school life. At a time when school budgets have been severely squeezed, and many grants have just disappeared, schools are ever more dependent on additional funds … and this is where the PTA can help to make a real difference.
Bringing parents together: The transition from primary to secondary school can be a more daunting experience for the parents than it is for the boys; there is no longer the opportunity for day to day contact with other parents. This is another area where the PTA can help to make a real difference. A variety of opportunities are provided to bring Verulam parents together, whether this is through social events such as quiz nights or the annual fair, or through helping out at school events such as Open Day, concerts or information evenings.
Something for everyone: The PTA has tried to adapt over recent years to take into account everyone’s increasingly busy lifestyles, and also the impact of the challenging financial climate on all of us. Work, family and personal commitments often leave us with little time or energy to devote to other things. Hopefully, every parent will find some aspect that they are able to become involved in to support this school:
- attending, organising or helping out at events;
- shopping online at the Verulam Webshop
- joining the “200 Club”
- taking advantage of the Secondhand Uniform shop
Further information: Just click on the links in the boxes to the right. In addition, all up-to-date information about the PTA and current PTA events are featured in the weekly PTA Bulletin which is circulated every Friday as an attachment to the school newsletter, Verulam Voice.