The purpose of the Parent Staff Association (PSA) is to encourage active co-operation between the school and home, to support the school by raising funds and to host social events.
In addition, the PSA also helps when it can (along with other parents/carers) with events which the school organises - such as the Christmas concerts.
The PSA is an autonomous body, run on a voluntary basis by a committee, and quite separate from the control structure of the school and the Local Authority. Of course, the PSA aims to co-operate with and support the school whenever possible.
All parents and guardians of children attending the school and members of staff of the school are automatically members of the PSA, and as such are eligible for election to become committee members. All parents are welcome to attend any of our committee meetings. We also welcome comments and feedback on how you want your PSA to operate, ideas for fundraising and recommendations for how funds should be spent.
You can email your comments at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the school addressed to the PSA.
ABOUT THE PARENT COUNCIL
Parent Councils replaced School Boards from 1st August 2007, with the express intention of increasing the involvement from parents in their childs education.
The objectives of the Parent Council are to:
Work in partnership with the school to create a welcoming school which is inclusive for all parents.
Promote partnership and encourage parental involvement between the school, its pupils, its parents, providers of nursery education and the local community.
Develop and engage in activities which support the education and welfare of the pupils.
Identify and represent the views of parents on the education provided by the school and other matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils.
Participate in the appointment of senior staff.
Gather and represent parent’s views to the head teacher, education authority and HMIE.
Liaise with the education dept to approve/oversee the headmaster’s annual school development plan and annual budget and spending plan.
Provide support to the PSA fundraising efforts and activities
Getting in touch: If you would like any further information about the Parent Council or if you have any questions or issues you would like to have raised, feel free to speak to any Council member in the playground. Or you can contact any parent member by ‘pupil post’ – just send your note via your child marked with the member’s name and their child’s name and class. Or you can contact Council members via the contact link on this page.
How do you get on to the Parent Council? The constitution proposes elections held annually in the Autumn term.
Comments? You can email your comments at any time to email@example.com, or via the school addressed to the Parent Council.