Presentation on theme: "The Way Forward. Purpose of FOSA A PTA is a very good way to bring together parents, teachers and others to raise money, to support the school and make."— Presentation transcript:
The Way Forward
Purpose of FOSA A PTA is a very good way to bring together parents, teachers and others to raise money, to support the school and make a difference for the children. It provides an opportunity for everyone to work together towards a common goal and is open to all parents and teachers even if they only have a small amount of time available to get involved. Our PTA’s remit is to fundraise for the benefit of ALL the pupils at the school. Working in partnership with the school, a PTA can help to develop strong links between home and school. A registered Charity which needs to have be governed responsibly and adhere to certain processes and procedures to retain this status.
As it stands…. Ten events a year: Children’s Disco, Mothers Day Gift Sale, Fathers Day Gift Sale, Easter Draw/Balloon Race, Pamper Night, Summer Fun Day, KS2 Quiz, Oakhill Quiz, Christmas Bazaar, FOSA Book sale, 2 nd Hand uniform sales. Support other school activities such as International Week, supplying gift boxes for Santa visit, coffee mornings, support class cake sales. Currently raise c.£10K per year. Fund: High-vis jackets for school trips, subsidise theatre trip, Wizard workshops, books, equipment (including ICT), Playground improvements.
Situation from April Roles becoming available: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary. Must have these to ensure charitable status. 7 experienced members leaving, unsure as to rest at this stage. Getting harder to gain support and help for events. Falling on a small number of people and is not sustainable long-term. Climate has changed – more people work or have other commitments so we need to evolve to survive – try a new approach.
New Approach Smaller Committee Key roles and max 15 people Liaise with school / funding etc. Administrative and strategic, lead support and guide. At least 1 member of committee should be on each sub-group. Decide on events to be held : possibly less events, mix of community & fundraising. Project Based Sub-Committee / Project team Each event needs 2 leads to organise and then a number of people from wider community to take on jobs. Events will only run if sufficient volunteers come forward.
Next Events Next 3 events Disco Mothers Day Sale Easter Draw and Balloon Sale Disco Key tasks involved: Book with school and arrange teaching support Book DJ or create playlists / hire equipment, entertainers, lights Create posters – put up around school Booking form for children be created, photocopied and go out in book bags. Collate booking forms and check payment Arrange decorations Decide on refreshments & purchase Arrange rota for helpers on day for set up, volunteers to help for each disco and clear away
Questions/Ideas? - Can you put your name down to lead or support 1 of the next 3 events? - Interested in a role on the new Committee? - Can you help at International week on 2 nd Feb? - Best way to get this across to the whole school community? Thank you