If you picture the PTA as just a small group of mum’s who meet now and then to plan bake sales, you may be in for a big surprise. The Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, is a huge and very influential nationwide organisation with national and local affiliates throughout the country.
The main role of our PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and the school, in support of our children. All parents automatically become members of the Branwood Preparatory School PTA when their children join our school. Parents and members of the school community can get involved in a variety of ways if they want to, even if they only have a small amount of time available.
Our PTA is not a parent council and we do not discuss issues that may arise within school. If parents feel they do have an issue, we ask that they raise it with their class teacher or the Head and not with the PTA committee.
The PTA is sometimes perceived as just a fundraising group, but here at Branwood this is not its primary responsibility.
Our PTA is about much more than just fundraising. We want to support closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.
The PTA is extremely conscious of the ethos and morals of our school and we try to respect this when organising and planning events. Not all of the events which we run will be run as fundraisers; for example, the KG1 & KG2 Easter Event and the F6 Leavers Party were run at a cost to the PTA.