How can I help?


Think how, rather than whether, you can help 

Each year, the 6th formers move on to the next stage of their lives, and the new year 7’s embark on this important new stage, which means that there is a constantly changing pool of parents, and a constant need for active involvement from new parents. The PTA encourages all new, and existing, families to get involved in the activities and initiatives at Verulam School, in whatever ways are possible for them.

Contribute to discussions at planning meetings; all parents welcome 

Structured Planning & Development evening meetings are held once or twice a term to which all parents are invited to attend. Current events, activities and initiatives are discussed, new suggestions and ideas are raised, updates on wider school development are received from the Headmaster, and decisions are taken for the next developments. Indeed, without the participation and involvement of the wider parent body, it becomes impossible to put ideas into practice.

Join the Main Committee: elected at the autumn AGM 

Verulam PTA, as a registered charity is obliged to adopt a Constitution (click here to download), which governs the way the association is run. Verulam PTA, as a member of PTA-UK a national charity which provides advice, guidelines and support to PTAs nationwide, has adopted the model PTA-UK constitution. This recommends election of a Main Committee whose role is to represent parents as the official decision-making body. There are currently 8 individuals on the Main Committee of which Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary are the three essential named posts without which it is difficult for the PTA to function effectively.

Join a working group and help run a specific event 

If the commitment of joining the Main Committee sounds too onerous, why not volunteer to join a smaller team of parents to organise and run a specific event during the year, such as a Quiz Night or the Annual Fair, or maybe you could become part of the “Verulam PTA Bar Staff team” or help develop and run the Verulam Lottery? Maybe you have an idea for a new event or initiative that could be run at Verulam?

Support the PTA from home 

Maybe you just do not have the time or inclination to participate in events at school? You can still support the school through fundraising initiatives such as shopping online via the Verulam Webshop , or joining the Verulam Lottery (click here for further details) through which you not only raise money for the school, but also have the chance to win prizes.

Finding out More 

Up-to-date details of PTA events, meetings and other initiatives are available in the weekly PTA Bulletin, circulated every Friday as part of Verulam Voice, the school newsletter for parents.

Contact the PTA 

Any queries, suggestions or offers of help are always welcomed. Complete the contact form if you wish to contact the PTA. Messages are checked regularly, passed onto the most appropriate individual in each case who will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

For advice regarding gaining a place at Verulam School for your son via the Continuing Interest process, or for queries regarding appeals, please contact Ms K Bonass on 01727 754102 or [email protected]

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