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 held in February or September. Sub-Committees and Class Reps are recruited throughout the year if needed.
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 a month and currently do so online in the evening. 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.
Sub-Committees cover the main areas of action and cover activities such as these:
- Summer Fair
- Christmas Activities (Shopping Days, Christmas Fair, Christmas Parties)
- Multi-Activity (e.g. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Woodies Welcome)
- Disco / Quiz
- Communications (covering the weekly memo, newsletters, posters, social media and the website)
- Sponsorship and Fundraising (sourcing prizes, advertising for Summer Fair Programme & external business input throughout the year)
Sub-Committees meet as and when they need to. The main thing is that these Sub-Committees are made up of people of action who can come up with ideas and get things done. The Refreshments, Sponsorship and Fundraising and Communications Sub-Committees work with the others to help produce refreshments, publicity, prizes etc.
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 can be one, two, three Class Reps. This roles has proved a great success and is really important for the PTFA. It’s a fun role and a great way to help keep your class involved.