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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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