It’s Goodbye PA and Hello PTA

The Parents’ Association at Kidderminster’s Holy Trinity School have unanimously voted to reform as a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) with immediate effect, as more and more teachers want to get involved in activities and enriching events organised by the current PA. PA Chair, Mrs Michelle Howles, commented: “This is fantastic news that we are to become a PTA, as opposed to a PA, meaning we can have a much more inclusive membership than just being open to school parents. Teachers can offer invaluable insights into the needs of the children whilst at school, bring new ideas to the committee for fundraising activities, and make suggestions for projects to be supported using PTA funds. “And with the new Free School opening in September, becoming a PTA will enable parents and teachers alike the chance to enrich the lives of the children during their time at Holy Trinity, whilst being part of a fun, friendly and sociable community.” As a member of the national organisation PTA-UK, and following consultation and a vote, the PA have now formally adopted the PTA constitution and applied for charitable status, which means all future PTA fundraising activities, such as the annual Summer Fayre spectacular on Saturday 21st June, an amazing family event for the whole community, will benefit from having charitable status. Looking towards the future, Mrs Howles added: “The only constant is change with organisations such as ours, and by extending the PA community to include other adults who have the children’s best interests at heart will mean more enriching activities, greater fundraising for events such as our Summer Fayre and, as a result, the ability to fund even more items for the benefit of the school’s students.”