PTA Meeting 23rd November 2016
This was our second meeting to formally elect members of the committee to form Gascoigne Primary School’s first PTA.
Most schools have a Parent Teacher Association (PTA), which is an organisation of parents and staff. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. PTAs are best known for their fundraising work, but they have a useful social function too. Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.
During the meeting we elected a PTA Chair, PTA Vice Chair, PTA Treasurer’s, PTA Secretary and a PTA Quarter Master.
Mirela Gorun (Parent) – Chair
PTA Chair – The Chair provides leadership and governance for the PTA committee, sets the agenda for meetings and manages meetings in line with the Agenda.
This role has significant interaction with the school head (President of the PTA committee), the Treasurer, the fundraising co-ordinator and the PTA Secretary.
Emma Burton (Parent) – Vice Chair
PTA Vice Chair – The vice chair provides support to the PTA chair in their initial year in post and after the initial year moves to the position of PTA Chair. Any individual therefore taking on the role of Vice-chair would be expected, in normal circumstances, to commit to two years on the PTA committee.
In addition to providing backup for meetings where the chair is unable to be present it is envisaged that the role of vice chair would formally take on a number of liaison roles to reduce the workload of the chair. These would be agreed in advance between the chair and vice chair in the initial appointment.
Kelly McKinnon – Family Liaison Practitioner – PTA Secretary
The Secretary is a key Committee Member and ensures that the PTA runs smoothly. The Secretary provides a link between Committee Members and the PTA, and between the PTA and the School.
Loredana Pintilei (Parent) – Treasurer
Sahnaj Begum (Parent) – Treasurer
PTA Treasurer – One of the key roles of the Committee is to manage and control the Funds the PTA raises. All Committee members have equal responsibility for the control and management of the PTA’s funds. The Treasure plays an important part in helping the Committee carry out these duties properly.
Anne Bragg – Family Liaison Practitioner – PTA Quarter Master
One of the key roles of the Committee is to manage and control the resources of the PTA. The Quartermaster should record all acquisition and disposals. The Quartermaster is responsible for the central and cost effective acquisition of all items required by PTA events.
During our meeting the PTA chose the name F.R.O.G.S
The Chair raised the point that the main vision for the PTA was to:
Raise money, both for the school and for charity.
Improve home school links.
Bring the community together.
The committee hopes to involve more parents and staff with a view of having a representative for each year group.
Our next PTA meeting is on 7th December at 2.00 pm on the Shaftesbury Site in the meeting room. During this meeting we will be discussing our first fundraising event our Christmas Bazaar.
Apologies received from Regina Khan (Parent) who was unable to attend but has expressed an interest of being part of the committee and Mrs Marie Attar