Brookfields Parents Teachers Association
The Brookfields Parents Teachers Association (PTA) is a registered charity (No. 273594) and is vital to the school as a means of gathering parents, students and staff together for social occasions and fundraising activities. As most of the pupils arrive at the school on transport provided for by the Local Authority, parents do not have the opportunities to meet ‘at the school gates’, and therefore getting to know other parents can be difficult. The objects of the charity are:
- To advance the education of pupils with learning difficulties at Brookfields School in Tilehurst, by providing or assisting in the provision of facilities or resources [not required to be provided by the local education authority] for education and development of pupils at the school.
- To promote the social inclusion and community development of pupils with learning difficulties at Brookfields School in Tilehurst and their families, by providing them with opportunities to interact and attend events which may otherwise be inaccessible to them due to their disabilities, or lack of provision at wider community events.
We arrange a number of very popular events throughout the year to achieve this such as school discos, BBQs, quiz evenings, race nights and a Christmas Bazaar, among others.
The Association is made up of parents and staff who meet regularly and want to give a little back to the school and directly to the children by raising money, having fun and making new friends. Some of the current key committee members are:
Lorraine White – Chairperson
Craig McKay – Treasurer
Carolina Taplin – Secretary
Please see below for the minutes of the latest committee meeting:
If you would like to find out more about the Parent Teachers Association, or would be interested in volunteering or donating, please call 0118 942 1382 (main school office) and ask to speak to Lorraine White or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org)