GoFundMe page for Hugh Sexey.
This year, COVID-19 has caused a problem when it comes to helping our children's school raise much needed funds to improve the environment.
PTA Chair Charlotte said, 'I hope you might be interested in supporting this GoFundMe page. Even a small donation could help the school reach their fundraising goal. And if you can't make a donation, it would be great if you could share the fundraiser to help spread the word.
Thanks for having a look!'
Charlotte Monson Please note, pictures are not necessarily what we will donate to school.
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Hugh Sexey PTA
Roles within the PTA
The PTA is for parents interested in supporting the school and provides an opportunity to work together, with a common purpose organising fundraising and social events.
Unfortunately, during COVID the PTA is a virtual group, we would still love to work with our parents to create events for the whole community and help raise much needed funds.
Previous events include discos, refreshments at the Year 8 production and a summer fete. We ne some imaginative thinkers to create anything for the coming year to help raise funds for sun shade on our south facing site and with 600 pupils, we cannot donate enough shade!.
The Committee also runs a volunteer list. This is for parents who cannot commit to being a fulltime PTA member but would be willing to help the Committee when needed eg. to supervise school discos, help sell raffle tickets, help with teas & coffees etc…
Joining the PTA may be a daunting thought for some, but rest assured, we are human and friendly!!
The main roles of the PTA Committee are
Hugh Sexey PTA .
PTA Roles and Responsibilities
Committee Role – Chair
The Chair provides leadership for the Committee, sets the agenda for meetings and manages
meetings in line with the agenda.
The Chair should ensure that issues are properly debated and an agreement is reached. Some
committee members will be better at expressing themselves than others; it is important that
the Chair welcomes contributions from all members of the committee so that everyone feels
involved. New members of the committee may feel nervous at first. The Chair should welcome all
new members, introduce them to the other members and encourage them to play an active part
in the discussions.
If occasionally, disagreements arise, the Chair should remain impartial, call the meeting to order
without upsetting the parties involved, and make sure that the committee's decisions are not
hindered in any way.
The Chair needs to work closely with the Treasurer and Secretary to ensure that the association is run effectively. The Chair can be a signatory for the association's bank account, along with either the Treasurer or Secretary or other elected committee member.
Committee Roles – Secretary
The Secretary is responsible, with the Communications Officer, for ensuring that there are effective communication links between committee members, the association (parents) and the school. The Secretary deals with all correspondence and helps the Chair ensure that committee meetings run smoothly, builds a good relationship with the nominated school contact they ensure that correspondence, sent to the school, is passed onto promptly. With the agreement of the Headteacher, the Secretary can usually arrange to leave PTA notices with the school Secretary for distribution with school mailings to parents.
As well as dealing with correspondence following a committee meeting, the Secretary will need
to make bookings and other arrangements for forthcoming events. The Secretary will make
arrangements for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and help the Chair prepare the annual
report. The Secretary may also co-sign cheques on behalf of the association, along with the
Treasurer, Chair or other elected committee member.
Committee Roles – Treasurer
A key responsibility for all committee members is to manage and control the funds the
association raises. Although all the committee members have equal responsibility for the control
and management of funds the Treasurer plays an important part in helping the committee carry
out these duties properly.
The Treasurer should maintain a record of all income and expenditure. This can be done in a
simple accounts book or using a computer based package. The Treasurer is responsible for
handling the money raised at events, making approved payments and making arrangements for
counting of money at events,
The Treasurer should report on the current financial position at each committee meeting and
this should be recorded in the minutes. The report should include an update on any income and
expenditure since the last meeting and the current balance. If the Treasurer is unable to
attend a committee meeting, a written report should be sent to the Chair in advance of the
meeting. All financial decisions taken should be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
The Treasurer operates the bank account, reconciles the bank statements and liaises with the
bank regarding changes to the bank mandate and list of authorised signatories. The Treasurer
should retain the cheque book and arrange for all payments to be authorised by a second
signatory ensuring regular payments, for example, PTA-UK membership, are made on time to
guarantee benefits and take advantage of any discounts. The person co-signing must see what is
being paid for before signing and once processed the original invoices should be kept by the
At each event, two people, the Treasurer and another committee member should take charge of
monies received and count the proceeds before they leave the event venue. Once both parties
agree the total, it should be recorded and then banked or placed in a safe overnight.
The Treasurer should also be involved in pursuing charitable status and Gift Aid. Before the
AGM, the Accounts will have to be drawn up in collaboration with the Chair and either audited or
independently examined as specified in your constitution.
Committee Roles – Communications Officer
The Communications Officer is responsible for helping the Secretary ensure that there are effective communication links between committee members, the association and the school. The Communications Officer deals with building up a good relationship with the parents in the volunteer group and keeping them updated with plans and events being run in school. The Communications Officer is responsible for preparing a termly newsletter for circulation to parents and posting on the School PTA webpage.
As well as sharing preparation of minutes following a committee meeting, the Communications Officer will need to liaise with the Secretary to ensure publications are agreed with the Chair before circulation.
The Communications Officer may also co-sign cheques on behalf of the association, along with the
Secretary, Treasurer, Chair or other elected committee member.