Projects and Bids

One of the main goals is to raise money to pay for items which will enhance the learning and fulfilment of the students so that they can maximise their potential. Thanks to the generous support of pupils, parents, teachers and the wider community attending the numerous events we organise throughout the year, we are able to generate additional funds that we look forward to directing towards suitable bids and projects.

Over the past few years, we are proud to have raised an impressive amount of money for the purchase of larger items such as an Arden minibus and a professional sound and lighting system, but equally we also encourage representatives from different departments to present financial bids to the PTFA for items of specialist equipment or wider educational opportunities that will really make a difference to the pupils they teach.

Recent Arden PTFA Bids/Purchases

 

Title

Department

Value

Description

Year Groups to Benefit

24

School minibuses

Whole School

£11,000

First year’s lease on two new minibuses

All students

23

PSHE enrichment

PSHE

£1125

Workshops/presentations for sexual/mental health

Year 10 & KS5

22

Laser cutter

D&T

£2000

New laser cutter

All students

21

Magazine subscription

Business

£90

Subscription to Business magazines

KS4 & KS5

20

Portable Projectors

PE

£560

2 x portable projectors

All students within PE

19

Atlases

Geography

£45

15 x new atlases

All students within Geography

18

DigiMaps subscription

Geography

£675

Annual DigiMaps subscription

All students within Geography

17

Wave Generator  Equipment

Science

£1300

3 x Power Signal Generators and Vibration Generator kits

KS3, KS4 & KS5

16

Year 12 Paired Reading

Sixth Form

£500

Purchase of reading books to assist with paired reading scheme

KS3 (plus Sixth Form students)

15

Sports kits

PE

£4858

Sports kits for students representing Arden

All students

14

New Science equipment

Science

£6224 + VAT

Equipment for Physics, Biology and Chemistry

All students

13

Display boards

Art & Design

£3427

23 boards for displaying work

All students

12

‘Wordshark’

English/Learning Zone

£250

Six disc & headphones to practice spelling

All students

11

Pastoral Support

KS4 Pastoral

£250

Supply of drinks/sweets for students

All students

10

Pastoral Support

KS4 Pastoral

£36

Prizes for Safeguarding Awareness

All students

9

‘Draftbuilder 6’

English/Learning Zone

£625

Software for literacy and learning support

All students

8

C2C Bicycle Trailer

PE

£1500

Refurbished trailer

All students

7

Portable Address system

Music & Languages

£1000

Yamaha public address system

All students

6

Q Build stage system

Performing Arts

£8114

Increased staging for events

All students

5

Improved lighting

Performing Arts

£540

Lighting to enhance current facility

All students

4

iWall Interactive whiteboards

Youth Centre

£9000

2 x iWall Solutions

All students

3

Drugs Awareness

PSHE

£1400

Seminars/theatre groups

All students

2

Gymnastics floor

PE

£3456

12m tribond gymnastics floor

All students

1

Q4 Quizdom handsets

Maths

£3122.88

2 sets of response system handsets