PTA roles

PTA Committee

The PTA is a charity and is run by a Committee of Trustees.  The Committee must have at least a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary in post to be able to hold events and raise money for the school.  For the PTA to function well, the Committee also needs General Members to help make decisions and support fundraising activities.

We will elect the 2018-2019 PTA Committee at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 3rd October from 7.30pm in the school hall.  All school parents and staff are welcome to attend the AGM.  You will hear an overview of PTA activities and finances in 2017-18 and be able to vote for the new Committee.

Job descriptions:

  • Chair – Setting agendas and chairing half termly committee meetings, liaising with the Headteacher, Office, School Staff, Governors and local community, writing a weekly piece for the newsletter, producing and circulating publicity for upcoming events, leading events and undertaking appropriate risk assessments.

 

  • Secretary – Taking minutes at committee meetings and sending these out, sending and replying to emails on the school pta account, organising publicity materials for various events, liaising with the Chair, Treasurer and other committee members.

 

  • General members – attending half termly meetings, assisting and sometimes leading events, selling tickets, organising publicity materials, organising refreshments, rotas etc

Becoming a Charity Trustee

All Committee members are also Trustees of the PTA Charity and will be asked to sign a Trustee Declaration.  For more information and to check your eligibility to be a Trustee please see Charity Trustee: What's involved.

Count me in!

If you would like to join the PTA Committee please come along to our AGM (see above) or contact Maria Lazarus (current PTA Chair) via Classlist or pta@shelfordschool.org.uk.  Thank you.

Year/Class Reps

Becoming a Year Rep is a great way to be involved with the PTA and your class.  Each year have (usually two) Reps who keep their class updated with PTA activities and coordinate any class efforts for PTA events e.g. stalls at the Fairs, Rainbow Hamper and Cake at the Gate.   

Reps help to organise rotas of volunteers for reading and baking throughout the year, and swimming in the summer.   Reps also pass on messages for the teacher and school if needed.

Our 2018-19 Rep team is now complete.  Reps are usually decided towards the end of the summer term, so if you are interested in volunteering as a Rep for 2019-20, chat to your current Reps to find out more!