What is a PTA?
A Parent Teacher Association is a body made up of both parents and teachers alike who have a responsibility to the teaching and welfare of the children under their care – be they the parent or the teacher responsible for their welfare during school hours. The general goal of a PTA is to bring about an understanding between parents and the school at which their child – or children – are being taught. PTA’s are used as a means of bringing about dialogue between both parents and teachers in an informal atmosphere with the aim of uniting both and helping each understand what the requirements are for the children in their care.
What does the PTA do?
The PTA meet once every term to discuss how we can support our schools in different ways such as with fundraising and donations. We organise events for our school community such as the in-school shops for Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Quiz nights and Disco’s throughout the year.
How do we decide what we donate?
The Senior Leadership Team from both HBIS and HBJS submit written requests to the PTA for items or monetary contributions for things to improve the welfare, wellbeing and education of the children. The PTA chairperson takes these requests to the meetings and it is the role of the committee to vote on the outcome of the requests.
Who are our elected committee?
Chairperson- Laura Humphreys
Secretary- Vicky Hodder
Treasurer- Ursula Potts
Vice-chairperson HBIS- Helen Martin
Vice-chairperson HBJS- Sally Atkinson
How can you get involved?
If you would like to get involved and volunteer with your PTA, please get in contact:
Would you like to come to our meetings?
Our meetings start at 19:30 and are held at The Ship Inn, Central Parade, Herne Bay on the following dates for 2019/2020:
Tuesday 14th January
Wednesday 4th March
Thursday 30th April
Tuesday 9th June
We know it can feel awkward to join a group of people who may already know each other (we all did it once too!) but please don’t be nervous, we’re really welcoming and kind! If you email ahead, one of our committee members can event meet you outside beforehand so you don’t have to walk in alone!