Roles and responsibilities
What is it really like taking on the role of a PTA Officer? PTA Chairs, Treasurers, and Secretaries share their top tips, bugbears, and best bits of the job!
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Chair: Seaford Primary School
'As Chair I have gained communication skills, event organisation, computer skills, and so much more!'
Chair: The Hayes Primary School
'The best piece of advice I received as PTA Chair was to be organised, and listen to other people's ideas and suggestions.'
Chair: Lent Rise School
Chair: St Mary's C of E School
'The key to being a good Chair is communication with other parents, the PTA committee, and the school!'
Chair: Chewton Mendip Primary School
'The school staff really value the contribution that our PTA makes, not just financially but also to building a closer school community.'
Chair: Orleton Primary School
'As Chair, I feel a great sense of achievement in helping raise much-needed funds to enhance the children's lives at school.'
Chair: Ysgol Y Llys
'I feel proud when I look at how much our PTA has raised, and I absolutely love helping the school.'
Chair: Elmtree Infant School
'My advice to anyone in the role of Chair would be: don't give up, and don't be afraid to approach people and ask them to volunteer!'
Secretary: Woodcote High School
Secretary: Holy Trinity Primary School
'Being Secretary has meant I've made some really great friends and have a good relationship with the school staff.'
Treasurer: Furzedown Primary School
'Getting to meet more parents at the school and from the community is one of the highlights of being Treasurer.'