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Winscombe Primary School

Role of the Chair

Parent, Teacher & Friends Association

                                                                                                                                                   Winscombe Primary School


North Somerset

BS25 1HH




 Registered Charity number: 1041266







Purpose of Role

The Chair directs the PTFA committee meetings, making sure everyone’s views are heard and everyone is involved in the meeting. He or she should make sure all committee members are familiar with the association’s constitution, and their role and responsibilities as a committee member and trustee of the PTFA (which is a registered charity).

Duties and key responsibilities

  • Prepares for meetings (with the Secretary)
  • Suggests items for the agenda
  • Identifies outstanding items from last meeting
  • Leads the PTFA committee meetings and prepares introductions for any new members attending
  • Delegates tasks to other members and volunteers, and checks they are completed
  • Liaises with the school and requests a ‘wish list’ for the committee to agree what to fund
  • Ensures the committee fulfils its role in respect of governance of the association as set out in the constitution, for example holding an AGM, election of committee, working with the Treasurer to ensure annual returns are completed (as the PTFA is charity commission registered)
  • Ensures any decisions made are clear, fit the objects of the constitution, and by agreement of the committee
  • Writes the annual report for the association (with the Secretary)
  • Can be a signatory on the PTFA bank account (along with at least one other committee member)

Key Skills

  • Confident and assertive
  • Ability to remain impartial
  • Calm, friendly and approachable
  • Organised and able to delegate