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About the PTA


The role of the PTA is to bring together parents, teachers and sponsors to raise funds and to have fun doing it! With our fundraising we aim to enrich our children’s education by providing valuable equipment, books and materials, and undertaking projects to enhance the building and facilities of the school. In addition, the PTA fund Christmas parties and other treats. We do this by organising a variety of fundraising social and educational events throughout the year.


All parents are automatically members of the PTA and we welcome anyone who has time, skills and talents to offer, or can help in any way with our fundraising activities.



The Sacred Heart PTA is affiliated to the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations and we have adopted the standard constitution. We also pay an annual sum to the NCPTA for insurance that covers events and public liability.


Charity Commission

We are also registered with the Charity Commission and as such our Trustees are bound by signed declaration. Our accounts are filed every year within 10 months of the end of the PTA financial year. That is, the end of June.


PTA Meetings

For 2018/19 we will hold meetings each term in the school and these meetings will be advertised in advance in both the school newsletter and on the playground announcement board.


As PTA members you are all invited to come along and have your say. If you cannot make a meeting, minutes will be published to all those on the PTA email distribution list, uploaded to the school website and displayed on the PTA notice board. If you have any suggestions that you would like to raise with the PTA Committee, then come and talk to us, either in the playground at the beginning or end of the school day or via our email address:

PTA Contacts


The PTA Committee for 2019/2020


Chair Gemma Redington
Treasurer Matt Reynolds
Secretary Vanessa Harrison
SH Lotto Ann Ryalls and Saoirse Davies
Support/Rag Bag Julie Fox
Donations/Sponsorships Julie Fox


The following are PTA Class Representatives for 2019/2020


Nursery Becky  (Vice PTA Chair)

Lorna, Laura and Laura

 Year 1 Sonia and Janie
 Year 2 Nadia and Katie
 Year 3 Hayley
 Year 4


 Year 5 Celina and Gemma (PTA Chair)                        
 Year 6 Saoirse and Bernard


You’ve  Got   To  Be   In   It  To  Win    I T   -   The     SHLotto!!!


What is the SHLotto?

It’s a monthly Lottery, the profits of which go directly towards valuable resources for our school via the PTA.


How does it work?

Membership costs £20 for one number or £30 for two (but only for members joining from the same family).

You can buy as many balls as you wish. Each member is allocated a number(s) randomly (you’ll be

informed by email) and this stays the same for the whole year. Friends, Family and Neighbours can all join too!


The Draws:

Membership entitles entry into a monthly draw, which is carried out at the end of each month from November

to July (10 draws in total - double draw in December - you’ll receive a calendar for draws). You’ll be in with a

chance of winning the following prizes (plus an extra prize bonus at Christmas). Winners will be announced

in the Sacred Heart School Newsletter and will be notified by email.

For each draw, there will be:

1st prize £30

2nd prize £20

3rd prize £10


There’s no limit to how many times you can win across the course of the 10 draws…your number is in the

draw EVERY time!


I want to sign up - What do I need to do?

Just complete this form including your email address, name and telephone number, and return with:

cash, pay online here: (ensure contact details are entered) or a cheque (made payable to Sacred Heart PTA)

to the School Office in an envelope marked SHLotto. Alternatively, send your form to email: 

Any questions ask your SHLotto reps Laura O’Connor (Year 2) or Gemma Redington (PTA)    

DON’T FORGET – YOU CAN SIGN UP YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY & NEIGHBOURS TOO! All entrants MUST be 18 years old or over so PLEASE don’t put your child’s details. Prizes are CASH, except for bonus draws. Prizes to be collected from the school office.




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Number of Memberships required: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Enclosed: £ __________________________ Case/Cheque (payable to Sacred Heart PTA)



Please sign to confirm you are over 18: _______________________________________________________________


Thank you for joining SHLOTTO and supporting your school.


Effortless Fund Raising!


In addition to events organised throughout the year, the PTA has a number of on-going activities that help us fund raise with just a couple of clicks.


Online Shopping

Shop online at and raise funds for the PTA while shopping with your favourite online retailers. If you shop online for food, books, games, presents or even holidays, just click on this link first and you can earn the PTA a commission on your purchase. There is no extra cost to you.

All you have to do is type: and you will be taken to a page where there is a list of over 100 retailers who support the scheme. From this page you click through to the website of the retailer you want to buy from, e.g Tesco. Whatever you then purchase will earn a commission for the PTA.  



Online Search Engine

Forget Google! Forget Yahoo! By using the search engine at the PTA automatically gets a donation every time you use it. So why not give it a try and put it on your home page, and encourage your friends and family to do the same.


Yellow Moon Catalogues


Visit Yellow Moon for all your children’s arts and crafts supplies, for gifts and stocking fillers at and quote the PTA Source Code – SSA1293 when ordering and the school will get a commission.


National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)


NFER has developed a ‘pupil and parent voice survey panel’. This gives pupils and parents a chance to have their say on a wide range of educational issues and influence policy and practice at a national level. The PTA will receive £2 for every household they sign-up, up to a maximum of £200 per PTA.


All parents have to do is register on the website and put in our PTA reference code EX877. Once you register funds are allocated to the PTA.


In addition, every time you reply to one of NFER’s surveys (sent to your email address) the school will earn £1 worth of points, which can then be redeemed as a donation to charity (either the Sacred Heart PTA charity or another, or redeemed via Amazon).


This is all the information you need to get started, however, if you want to know more then check out the NFER website or send your query to

Congratulations to Arthur (Y6) and Jesse (Y4) - for more information see the News section of the Website