What is a PTA?
What is a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and how can I get involved?
Most schools have a Parent Teacher Association (PTA), which is an organisation of parents and staff. Our PTA is called Friends of Raddlebarn.
Friends of Raddlebarn’s role is to encourage closer links between home and school. We are best known for our fundraising work but we have a useful social function too. Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.
We hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September, at the start of the school year. At this meeting a Committee is elected to run the Friends of Raddlebarn – usually consisting of a Chairperson, a Vice-chair, a Treasurer, a Secretary and ordinary Committee Members (which would ideally include at least one parent from each class as ‘class reps’). Committee Members are Trustees of the Friends of Raddlebarn Charity.
The Friends of Raddlebarn Committee usually meet each half-term and set up smaller working groups to organise individual events.
There are many different ways you can help with Friends of Raddlebarn, whether you have a lot or a little time to help:
- Pre-loved Uniform Sales and sorting Lost Property
- Coffee Mornings and Refreshments at events
- Winter Bazaar and Summer Fair stalls and refreshments
If you can’t commit to a regular job, look out for things you can do less frequently (eg running a stall at the Summer Fair, baking for a Coffee Morning). And you can always support PTA events by simply turning up!
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leave a note in the school office
- join the Friends of Raddlebarn Primary School Facebook group