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School PTFA (Parents, Teachers and Friends Association) - Rules and Reglations

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Does anyone have any knowledge of the rules and regulations of a PTFA? When funds are raised is it for the members to vote and decide what it should be spent on or ultimately does the head teacher…
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Does anyone have any knowledge of the rules and regulations of a PTFA?

When funds are raised is it for the members to vote and decide what it should be spent on or ultimately does the head teacher have the final say rather than it being a majority vote?

Sorry I can't find any information on this and would be grateful for any pointers.

Thank you x
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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You might find some info here http://www.ncpta.org.uk/homepage/100003/home/


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Ours ultimately raises money for things that the school says it needs. Our head has input and all work together on the decisions. No point in having a PTA if they go off on their own - atter all the school knows what it needs. and the Head doesnt want to upset those raising money for the benefit of the children. Its co-operation in my eyes and I think the accounts are usually kept seperate with the chair of the PTA and treasurer usually being signatories on that account. I dont believe our head can access the funds raised by the PTA
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My hubby is treasurer of the PTA and he says that school provides a wish list and the PTA informaly decide what the money is spent on. As said above the headteacher is not a signatory on the bank account, these are the secretary, chairperson and treasurer.
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loobie
My hubby is treasurer of the PTA and he says that school provides a wish list and the PTA informaly decide what the money is spent on. As said above the headteacher is not a signatory on the bank account, these are the secretary, chairperson and treasurer.

Hi - we have a little bit of an issue where the head is demanding funding for one pupil to do extra curriculum activities and as a PTFA it was felt inappropriate for one child to benefit from this out of 500. We generally like to meet with wish lists, provide equipment needed etc but generally what will benefit more than one! I was just wondering if a head had ultimitely the power to demand and get.
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Surely the funding for that should come from the school budget not the PTA

Ultimately i think it's the PTA's decision. Some schools depend on the PTA funds as the government funding is bad.
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loobie
school provides a wish list and the PTA informaly decide what the money is spent on.


This is what we do too, and we also pay for the Christmas party & summer outings for the whole school. Usually each class get about £200 at the start of the year for their wish list - sometimes spent on say art materials, sometimes on funding class trips etc.

We usually try to spread the money over the whole school and how we spend it is entirely up to us - the head can ask, but can't demand & certainly has no control over the money we raise which is held in a separate bank account.

What does the head want the money for exactly? Could you afford a contribution, or maybe do a special fundraiser just for that child?
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U need t have a majority vote to decide on what is spent and when. The voters are . the head, the chair, the Secretary and the treasurer. No one person can decide or authorise. I think the head is being very unfair in demanding this. If u allow this he will demand all funds all the time. There is no need for a pta if they dont get to decide. I am Secretary for our pta and this is what I was told when I took it over x
#8
the NCPTA or PTAUK would be able to assist but I believe there are only guidelines on how to structure a PTA, not how to make decisions, that would be up to the PTA.

If you were a small school like ours is I would say there might be cause to consider the request and vote on it, however in a school that size the funding should really come from the school. Ultimately if the PTA raised the money, they get to decide how it is is spent, and yes it is supposed to benefit the majority.

For example, you could put money towards an extra curricular activity so that the cost is covered/reduced for everyone. If the extra curricular activity is within school time the school can only ask parents for a donation anyway so the head really should have budgeted for this.

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