What is the Parent, Teacher, Friends Association (PTFA)?

The PTFA is an organisation of parents, friends and staff of the Academy.  Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school enhancing student success. 

  • A platform to hear stakeholder opinions
  • Increase parental input and engagement with the Academy
  • Build community relations
  • Fundraising events providing an opportunity for parents, friends, staff and pupils to get together

Money raised by the PTFA through events is primarily to provide 'extras' not already provided by the Academy's main income - often 'fun things' that make learning more interesting and exciting. The PTFA committee and the Principal decide how to spend PTFA funds.

Myth vs Truth?

Myth: PTFA membership is only for Mums

Truth: The PTFA is for everyone! Parents, guardians, teachers, grandparents, Aunties and Uncles, and members of the local community.


Myth: Joining the PTFA requires you to volunteer.

Truth: If you want to volunteer that's fantastic, but your support a member of the PTFA is enough!


Myth: You must have a child at the school in order to join the PTFA.

Truth: PTFA membership is open, without discrimination to anyone who believes in and supports the mission, purposes and principles of the PTFA!


How can YOU be involved in the PTFA?

There are many different ways you can help with the PTFA, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.

Some of the roles are time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can't commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (e.g. running a stall at the summer fair, baking for a cake sale) plus you can always support the PTFA events by simply turning up.


If you would like to know more about the ways you could help, please email us at: ptfa@tscacademy.org.uk