Parent and Staff Association
Role of the Parents & Staff Association
The parents and staff association of Knockmore school works with the principal, staff and board of governors to build effective co-operation and partnership between home and school.
The role of the PSA is set down in the Education Act 1998 as follows:
A parents association shall promote the interests of the students in a school in co-operation with the board of governors, principal, teachers and students.
The Education Act also sets out two broad tasks for a parents association which are:
· To share the views of parents/careers with the Principal or the Board of Governors on matters relating to the school.
· To adopt a programme of activities which will promote the involvement of parents in the operation of the school, in consultation with the principal.
While all parents/careers of pupils of a school are members of the parents & staff association, the majority do not need to be involved in the day-to-day activities of the association. Usually the PSA will elect a committee who manage the responsibilities of the PSA on behalf of all the parents. Meetings are held once a term and everyone is welcome.
The following are some of the activities in which you may be involved:
Providing support/organisational input to major school events, e.g. Christmas fair/Sports Day etc
Organising and supporting Fund Raising Events for the school.
We enjoyed having a Pyjama Day at school and raising money by guessing the sweets!