I am writing to let you know of a great opportunity to be part of our Friends of Lyndhurst Committee.
I have been the Chair of the PTA/Friends of Lyndhurst for almost two years and feel that it is time for somebody else to have the chance to take on this role. It has been fabulous to work with the team in such a rewarding position, but the demands of three energetic boys and other interests mean that I need to now pass it onto someone new.
Having the opportunity to be so involved in the PTA has been wonderful - not least because I have met so many other parents whom I would otherwise not have met - and I would encourage anybody who is even remotely interested to investigate a bit more and think about volunteering for this. I'm happy to talk to anyone directly about it so that you feel like you are making the right decision! In the meantime, if you're thinking of putting yourself forward then you should probably know a little bit about what being Chair entails, so here's a list of the main things that the Chair does:
provides leadership for the committee (i.e. ensuring dates for meetings are set, making sure there are always fundraising events in the pipeline)
sets the agenda for meetings, and run meetings according to that agenda
ensures that issues are properly debated, that all those present at meetings are allowed to have their say, and that any necessary agreements are reached
makes sure that there is a team of people set up to take responsibility for each fundraising event
attends Communication Working Group meetings once per term with Ms Nowakowska, Ms Bennett and Jim North (Governor). These are really interesting meetings that allow you to help shape how the school communicates with parents.