15 February 2023
Re: Parent Teacher Association
At Erdington Academy we’re greedy for parents to be involved in our school life. We recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure the success and happiness of our children and young people.
Research states that parents who are actively involved in the process of their child’s education achieve more in school. Parental involvement continues to have a significant effect on achievement into adolescence and adulthood.
We wish to start a new PTA, provide closer links between home and school. The group will provide an opportunity to involve parents in school life, to bring parents views into school by sharing ideas and information.
The group will also organise fundraising and occasional social events, these are to bring people together in community spirit and raise funds to contribute to additional resources which support the school and community.
What will be expected of me?
There is no expectation of any parent volunteer, any amount of time you can give to the PTA will always be well received. There are a variety of ways you can get involved, from engaging with social media activity, attending PTA meetings through to volunteering at events or coordinating events. Even donating preloved items, raffle prizes or suggesting brilliant ideas are ways of getting involved. There seems to be a myth that if you get involved with PTA you will never be able to escape! I want to make it clear that you will be able to attend our meetings to just listen and learn, or you can take a more active role if you wish to, there are no set expectations.
How do I join?
If you wish to join the PTA can you please email firstname.lastname@example.org, who will give you more details on how to register your interest.