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 School lottery tickets – buy yours here. Lottery draw every Saturday evening.

Tickets cost just £1 with a guaranteed local winner every week!

40% of every ticket purchased goes towards our school.

More detail can be found HERE

Congratulations to all our winners so far!

4th May 19 - Monika Szeszko

27th April 19 - Peter Maridadi

20th April 19 - Michael McGough

13th April 19 - Subramanian Meenakshi

6th April 19 - Subramanian Meenakshi

30th March 19 - Ruth Reddington

23rd March 19 - Michael McGough

16th March 19 - Ruth Reddington

9th March 19 - Shanaze Suleman

2nd March 19 - Peter Maridad


Next PTA meeting & Coffee morning

Next PTA meeting & Coffee morning TBC

Minutes of the last meeting Friday 11th October 2019 click here

All welcome – you don’t have to be a member, just come along to find out what we do.

Help us generate fundraising ideas and agree where the money raised can be spent to help our children.

Meet new people.

Come along and speak with a member of the school’s senior leadership team.

Find out what little things you can do to help our children do well.

We are always looking for new members to help us on an ad-hoc or regular basis, please get in touch with us via email if you are interested in helping out.

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” Peter 4:10

Find out what the PTA is all about Click here

How can I help?  I don’t have time Click here

Why should I join? Click here

Who are the PTA? Click here

Minutes of the last meeting Friday 12 October 2018 Click here

Upcoming Events Click here

Past events Click here


What is the PTA all about?

It is a group of parents and school representatives who volunteer to raise funds to help subsidise school trips and buy additional school resources.  We also organise social events for pupils and parents to enhance the school experience. 

The PTA is a registered charity.

We meet once a term (normally just after school drop off), for about 1 hour to plan events and manage the running of the PTA. There are additional adhoc meetings to organise specific events as required.

We aim to have a parent representative from each year group so that your child’s interests are represented.

There are three key posts which require a bit more work behind the scenes to direct and lead the group.  They are: Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.  

Chair provides direction to the team, organising meetings, ensuring events are organised and planned with the support of the team.  Ensure the PTA page on the school website is updated and refreshed.  

Treasurer ensures accounts are up to date, money is banked and generally keep finances in order.  They submit the annual accounts to the Inland Revenue.

Secretary takes and issues minutes of meetings.  They ensure the Charity is registered with the Charity Commission and Trustees of the charity are registered. 

The Roles of Chair and Secretary will become vacant in September 2020 so now is an ideal time to get involved and see if either of these positions would be of interest to you.


If you are interested in supporting the school in any way but don’t know how, please email your contact details to or leave them with school Reception on 0115 915 5762 or speak to one of the PTA team.

This is what we are about: We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.” Archbishop Oscar Romero

How can I help? I don’t have time

  • Attend PTA meetings only when it fits in with any “free” time you have.  Pre-school children can come if you can’t get childcare – just bring them a snack, book or toy to keep them occupied.
  • Help out on an ad hoc basis – some people only help out once a year at the Summer Fair.  If you can help out for the whole event, brilliant, some can only help for one hour. (We always need face painters for the summer fair). 
  • Donate cakes for events – they don’t have to be home made.
  • If you enjoy making craft items at home, donate them for sale at the Christmas & Summer Fair.
  • Serve children with refreshments at our after school film nights and on Sports Day.
  • Meet other parents, help us for an hour or two at the Mother’s and Father’s Day events.
  • Email us fundraising ideas if you work full time and can’t attend meetings in person.
  • Ongoing support for all our school events through attendance and purchasing raffle tickets, items for sale, refreshments etc.
  • You don’t have time? Encourage an aunty, uncle, grandparent or older sibling (over 16) to come along and help at one of our events.
  • Use your contacts to donate raffle prizes for our Annual School Fundraising Raffle or Summer Fair eg days out, pamper sessions, gardening services, vouchers, holidays, electronic equipment, anything!

If you are interested in supporting the school in any way but don’t know how, please email your contact details to or leave them with school Reception on 0115 915 5762 or speak to one of the PTA team.

“Never get tired of doing little things for others, sometimes those little things occupy the bigger part of their hearts.” St Teresa of Lisieux


Why should I join?

  • Meet new parents, it’s a great way to increase your network of support. 
  • By getting to know other people with children in other year groups we have found ways to help each other out outside of school related matters.
  • Enjoy knowing you are supporting the school and your child’s education.
  • Love seeing the excitement on your child’s face when they are looking forward to a school trip or return from one.
  • Relief when the cost of a school trip is less than you would have expected, knowing that the PTA’s fundraising has resulted in lower costs.
  • The cost of a coach hire is over £400.  Without the PTA subsidies in 2017- 2018 that would be at least another £10 per child each year for school trips.
  • Year 6 wouldn’t be able to enjoy a free end of year celebratory outing.
  • Trips to London in years 5&6 would cost a lot more than £20 per child.
  • In 2017 -2018 PTA fundraising was able to donate in excess of £5,000 to the school (over £4,000 just on coach costs).
  • Children enjoy knowing that their parents are helping at the school.
  • The mix of ideas from different people ensures the interests of children across all year groups are represented.
  • If you think an event could be improved or introduced, this is a way for your voice to be heard.
  • Take the opportunity to develop new skills or hone existing ones in a friendly environment with the support of others.
  • Funding to schools is constantly being cut and the school endeavours to provide the best education for our children.  Working as a team brings fantastic results.
  • More volunteers = more ideas = more fun for everyone.

Now you have read the compelling reasons to join or help the PTA and wish to be part of our friendly team, please email your contact details to or speak with school Reception on 0115 915 5762 or to a member of the PTA .

“A single act of love makes the soul return to life.” Maximillian Kolbe


Who are the PTA?




Ingrid West

Jeanette Macey


Assistant Secretary









Maria Diamond

Subu Meenarshi Sundaram


Represents Year 3









Lorraine McGough



Represents Year 2




PTA Members

Chair – position vacant

Jeanette Macey – Secretary

Jeanette’s son used to attend St Teresa’s but left for Boy’s High School in 2016.  Jeanette has kindly stayed on the team to help us with her experience.  She also has brilliant creative skills and generates great ideas for the theme of events as well as producing fantastic handmade gifts to sell at the Christmas Assemblies.  She generally organises meetings and galvanises the team to support events in the absence of a Chair.

Ingrid West – Assistant Secretary

Her son is year 5 and she has been a member of the team for 5 years.  She, along with Jeanette will organise meetings and direct the team to make decisions in the absence of the Chair. 

Subu Meenarshi Sundaram – Treasurer

Is a Year 2 parent and works full time but has some flexibility to attend day time meetings.  He is great at sourcing fantastic raffle prizes from his contacts at work.

Mrs Glynne - Jones/Mrs Green/Mrs Brannigan

Give direction on how events will fit into the school calendar and where PTA funds are best directed to support the school and pupils.

Other Members

Below are a list of additional members in who regularly attend and give direction at meetings depending on part time or full time work commitments.  We do need more representatives to cover times when those below are unable to attend meetings.

Year 6 – no representatives

Year 5 – Annette Waterall

Year 4 – no representatives

Year 3 – Maria Diamond, Terri Collins

Year 2 – Lorraine McGough

Year 1 – Sarah Fugah

Foundation – Ruth Reddington, Shanaze Suleman, Shafina Abbas, Rebecca Fowora

There are other members who aren’t part of the PTA but offer their services every year just to help out at one big event like the Summer Fair or Mother’s Day.  Let us know if you would like to help just at these events to ensure they go ahead. Click here to see a list of events where help is required

Would you like to join the PTA team to represent the interests of your child’s year group?  If so please email your contact details to or speak with school Reception on 0115 915 5762 or to one of the PTA team.

“Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Pope John Paul II

Upcoming Events

Thursday 29 November 2018

3.15pm – 5.30pm

Film night Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6

8 helpers to prepare hot dogs and serve drinks

Y1 – Wed 12 Dec 2018

Y2 – Thurs 13 Dec 2018

Y3 – Fri 14 Dec 2018

Y4 – Tues 18 Dec 2018

Y5 – Wed 18 Dec 2018

Christmas Assemblies

6 helpers at each to serve tea & coffee

8.45am – 10.30am

If it is your child’s assembly, you could help serve tea & coffee then sit and relax and enjoy the performance. 

Thurs 28 & Fri 29 March 2019

2pm – 3pm

Mother’s Day Tea

12 helpers each day to serve

Thurs 13 & Fri 14 June 2019

2pm – 3pm

Father’s Day Tea

12 helpers each day to serve

Fri 5 July 2019

2pm – 4.30pm

Summer Fair

38 helpers to run stalls

KS1 - Mon 15 July 2019, pm

KS2 – Tues 16 July 2019, pm

Sports day

6 helpers each day to serve drinks to children

Could you spare an hour or more on any of these dates to help?  If so please email your contact details to or speak with school Reception on 0115 915 5762 or to one of the PTA team.

“We can do no great things, only small things with love.” Mother Teresa



Past Events

Have you got ideas to improve these events or other fundraising activities?  If so please email your contact details to or speak with school Reception on 0115 915 5762 or to one of the PTA team.

Foundation Breakfast October 2018 – Welcome to all new parents and pupils

Summer Fair July 2018 – Well done all, we raised a fantastic £1,531.45

Father’s Day Tea June 2018 – our very first Dad’s only event

Mother’s Day Tea March 2018 – the second year of this event held over two days instead of one.

Mother’s Day Tea - Friday 24th March 2pm 2017

On Friday 24th March 2017 a Mother’s Day tea was held at school.  We did not foresee the overwhelming response to our invitation and it was lovely to see 180 Mums and Grandmas enjoying a cup of tea and cake with children on a beautiful sunny afternoon.  Year 2 and Foundation performed some lovely poetry to entertain our guests before the children came to join their Mums. 

Mrs Glynne-Jones said she had never seen so many visitors in the hall at one time.  It just about fit everyone in!


A special thanks to school staff who supported the event.  The current PTA team would also like to thank past PTA members who no longer have children at St Teresa’s but who came to help us cater for the massive number of guests.  Without them we really would have struggled.  So if this event is something you would love to see repeated, please contact us to show your support


The afternoon finished on even more of a high for two mothers when we drew the School Fundraising Prize Draw Raffle.  1st prize x 2 Two night family stay at Travelodge, Scarborough

2nd prize David Lloyd family day pass

3rd prize Family photo session and prints

4th prize £25

The raffle and the Mother’s Day Tea raised an amazing £1,406.33 which goes towards subsidising school trips and school resources.

Thank you all so much for your support.