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Tilston School Association

Our TSA (Tilston School Association) works tirelessly to support the school in fundraising initiatives. Throughout the year we hold fayres and discos as well as other social activities. The dates for this year’s events are shared regulary via the school newsletter.

The committee is always grateful for more helpers and committee members. If you have suggestions for fundraising initiatives or would like to become more involved in the committee, please contact the Co-Chair of the committee via email- Mrs Lucy Cheshire lucy.pochin@btinternet.com 

PTA Policies and Procedures

The policy and procedure document below has been compiled by the TSA for its members, active members of the committee and Trustees. It gives more in-depth explanation about the TSA, safety and procedural policies which are required for Charity organisations. If you have any questions that remain unanswered, please contact one of the committee members (Chair, Treasurer or Secretary) via the school office admin@tilston.cheshire.sch.uk 

Tilston School Association Committee 2023-2024

TSA Co-Chairs- Lucy Cheshire & Donna Adair

Main purpose of the role

To lead the committee, ensuring the TSA is run in line with its constitution and according to the wishes of all members.

The chair's responsibilities

  • Chairs and facilitates meetings in a manner that encourages everyone to contribute
  • Sets the date and agenda for meetings and keeps the discussion on track
  • Delegates tasks to committee members
  • Ensures decisions are implemented
  • Liaises with the school about fundraising priorities
  • Welcomes and motivates new volunteers
  • Is a designated signatory on the TSA bank account
  • Ensures the TSA is registered with regulatory bodies eg, the Charity Commission, and submits reports where necessary.

At the AGM

  • Writes the annual report

PTA treasurer- Kirsty Edgington

Main purpose of the role

The treasurer controls the TSA funds in line with the committee’s decisions as well as charity law. They make sure upcoming events are affordable and profitable and report financial information to the rest of the team.

The treasurer's responsibilities

  • Manages the day-to-day finances
  • Keeps a detailed and accurate record of the TSAs financial activity
  • Reports on the finances at meetings in a clear, concise way
  • Arranges floats for events
  • Ensures money is kept safely before and during events
  • Banks the takings from events and fundraisers
  • Makes Gift Aid claims
  • Implements procedures for making payments and claiming expenses
  • Completes the Charity Commission annual return (if registered)
  • Gets accounts audited where necessary

At the AGM

  • Prepares the financial report

PTA secretary- Claire Allwood

Main purpose of the role

The secretary ensures that the TSA’s activities run smoothly. They use their excellent communication and organisational skills to arrange meetings, take minutes and keep records.

The secretary's responsibilities

  • Assists the chair with planning meetings
  • Communicates with the school and committee members, including circulating the agenda before PTA meetings
  • Takes minutes at meetings, recording the key points, decisions made and relevant action points
  • Manages communication between the committee, volunteers, school and school community
  • Prepares the publicity for events, including flyers, posters and tickets
  • Ensures meetings have enough attendees to form a quorum
  • Keeps records
  • Shares information

At the AGM

  • Helps the chair prepare for the meeting and takes minutes on the day

In October 2022, we were delighted to gain charity status. Details of our charity can be found on the charity commission website by clicking on the link below.

CharitCommission y overview, TILSTON SCHOOL ASSOCIATION - 1200395, Register of Charities - The Charity 

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Tilston Parochial Primary School, Church Road, Tilston Malpas Cheshire, SY14 7HB