Address:
Maidstone Road
St. Mary’s Platt
Nr Sevenoaks
Kent
TN15 8JY
Telephone:
01732 882596
Email:
office@platt.kent.sch.uk
School Secretaries:
Mary Saunders and Jackie Hallett
Headteacher: Hannah Walters
headteacher@platt.kent.sch.uk
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P.T.A.

 
 
The P.T.A. have funded £1470 towards the much anticipated Gangsta Granny school trip.
 
Email from a parent following the trip to Gangsta Granny:
I just wanted to email you to say what a pleasure it was to attend as a parent helper on the school trip to the Assembly Halls today. The trip was so well organised and the children behaved impeccably at all times. They were all a real credit to the school and I am sure you and the teachers are very proud of them all. I look forward to helping out again in the future.
  
 
Important PTA Dates
 
Leavers disco – 14th July
 
PTA AGM – 29th September
 
Comedy Night – 7th October
 
Christmas Disco – 2nd December
 
Christmas Fair – 9th December
 
 
 The PTA AGM was held on Thursday 10th November.  The new chair of the PTA is Zoe Wongsam.
 
 What is the PTA?  The Platt Primary School Parent Teacher Association - or PTA - is a charitable organisation which raises money to support the School.    
As parents and carers who have children in the School, you are automatically members of the PTA.  That means you have the right to say how the PTA is run, the events it holds and, most importantly, how the money is spent.  
 
What is the committee?  The committee is an elected group of 6 -12 members that act as trustees of the charity and representatives of the parents and teachers; they involve themselves in organising events, supporting and liaising with the school and voting on how money is invested.    
If you would like to get involved, please join us at the AGM to find out more. You do not have to be a committee member to attend meetings; taking an active role in the PTA is a great way to get to know other parents and to help the children and teachers by supporting school events.  It also ensures that the needs of your children's class are voiced. It is just as important for parents of Reception children to come along as is it for those who have had a longer connection with the School. 
 
Why do we need a PTA to raise money for the school?  You may feel that school funding should all be from the Local Education Authority; however, the LEA provides a limited budget and the money can only be used within given guidelines.  The money raised by the PTA is not subject to these guidelines and so the parents and teachers can choose together how best to spend PTA funds on the facilities and extras that we all feel are so important. 
The only restriction on how the money is used is that it should advance the education of the children. This is done directly by providing equipment and activities that could not otherwise be afforded and indirectly by encouraging relationships between the Governors, the staff, the parents and the community in which we live.