Glashieburn’s Parent and Teacher Association takes the role of social and fundraising committee. The PTA is a partnership between parents and members of staff to support all in the school community. Its activities include:
- Raising funds for non-curricular ventures, for example, school clubs, trips, pupil/parent common room, displays, etc
- Organising social events
- Informing parents of new initiatives in education and about common concerns
- Organising educational events to meet staff and learn about teaching methods
- Acting as an informal channel of communication between parents and staff and the Parent Council.
There are no clear boundaries between what a PTA can do and what a Parent Council can do. It is for the PC and PTA to work out how they will work together.
In some schools parents groups have come to an agreement that whichever group raises an issue first, will see it through. For example, the PTA organises clubs, socials and curriculum issues, whilst the PC deals with funding, the school improvement plan and issues like drugs. There is no right or wrong way and PTAs are certainly not restricted in their activities because of the presence of a Parent Council.
The PTA has raised a considerable amount of money for the school fund. The work of the PTA enhances the work of the school. Last session the PTA funded all external trips for the pupils, including the cost of the buses. In addition to this parents organise and run the library on a weekly basis and assist in class activities including external trips and visits. This session, the PTA is funding the purchase of 10 new Chrome Books and new reading books. All parents are invited to join the PTA.
Click on the links below to see the PTA’s latest minutes…….