What is the PTFA?.
A Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) is a fun, sociable and charitable committee of teachers and parents and is an excellent way to bring together parents, teachers and your local community to raise money and to support the school.
It provides an opportunity for everyone to work together towards a common goal. All parents, teachers and school staff can get involved even if they only have a small amount of time available.
Park Community School opted to form a PTFA rather than a PTA to enable the school to involve the wider community, ‘our friends’ in school life.
What does the PTFA do?
PTFA activity varies from school to school. The wider the range, the more chance you have of involving more people. A PTFA can:
- raise funds to help the school provide resources and extras for the pupil
- run social events for parents and children
- provide support for school trips and outings and other special events
- run after-school clubs for sport, music or drama
- organise meetings to inform parents about education issues, especially when changes are taking place
The wider the range of activities, the more chance you have of getting people involved.
You can get involved in the PTFA in many different ways but if you want to help make our events successful and spend funds raised well then why not join us in a more official role? The Committee Roles are generally nominated during the annual AGM. Class Reps are recruited throughout the year.
Find out more below and if you want to get in touch just contact us.
The PTFA Committee is made up of the four main roles: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, and then several other Committee Members.
The main Committee meet once every term. Sub-Committees feed into these meetings to update on relevant topics. The Committee discuss and make decisions on the activities, events and dates for the year. They also vote on how finances should be spent.
Class Reps keep on top of what is going on with the PTFA and help communicate this to their classes or year groups. They help organise the class / year group fair activities or stalls and co-ordinate volunteers. Class Reps feedback opinion and comments from their classes to the PTFA about events and how funds should be spent.
There is one Class Reps per class and is a really important role for the PTFA. It’s a fun role and a great way to help keep your class involved.