Everyone is welcome to PTA meetings - each teacher and parent at St Paul's school is automatically a member of the PTA.. Come along and take part - your children, your school, your PTA!
PTA meetings are held from 8pm - 9.30pm in the staff room at the school.
Dates here are subject to change so please check with your class rep or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm a date before you make babysitting arrangements.
Meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month
4th December 2012
15th January 2013 (due to Xmas break)
5th February 2013
5th March 2013
16th April 2013 (due to Easter holidays)
7th May 2013
4th June 2013
2nd July 2013
No meetings in August - school holidays
Chair - makes sure meetings are business like (but not too formal); makes sure that stuff gets discussed and action agreed and then checks up to see everyone is OK/any help required and that progress is made. Also has a responsibility for being the 'face' of the PTA to parents/teachers/outside bodies)
Vice Chair - helps Chair with above - all duties!
Secretary - various bits of this role. Very helpful if a group of parents could take this on to ensure there is someone to take Minutes at meetings, type them up and get them out (electronically); ensure dates are in school diaries; newsletters are managed; flyers/letters to parents. The Secretary should not do this alone - ideally, they have a team/supportive parents who they can call on. This may suit if you have an interest in Desktop publisher/are good at art/have done some editing/are a fast typist!
Treasurer - keeps records of all monies in and out. Works with an accountant once a year to get the books checked. Organises floats for events.
Class rep co-ordinator. Makes sure all the class reps know what they should be doing. Sends info to class reps for passing on to parents. Helps reps with getting support from their year group for cake sales, events, everything else. General support to class reps and 'bridge' of info from PTA to reps to parents.
School Travel Plan co-ordinator. This is someone who can organise a group of parents to manage the following: Walk to School weeks; Cycle Proficiency Training; Footsteps training (teaching the smallest children about road safety); keeping an eye on parking and driving around the school for safety. Some knowledge and interest in the environment/working with local government would be very helpful. There is currently a campaign to get the crossing at Brookbank Road looked at and possibly changed for example.