Being a Class Rep is an important and rewarding role. Class Reps help build a sense of community among the class parents and they can help provide the link between the parents and the PSA. Like every parent, Class Reps are invited to the PSA Committee meetings to gain a broader understanding of what the PSA does for the school.
If you would like to be a Class Rep, or find out more, please contact the school office who can put you in contact with the PSA class rep coordinator.
The Role of a Class Rep
Maintaining Class Lists
Keeping (and circulating) an up to date list of all the children in the class and their contact details. It is very important to get everyone's permission to be added to the list. This is a very handy list for everyone in the class to have, for everything from playdates to emergency pick-up help! It is not to be circulated outside the school community and not to be used for commercial purposes.
Organising Social Events for Parents
Class coffee mornings and parents’ evenings are always good fun and the most effective way of helping parents get to know each other and generating a good team spirit in your class. The PSA Class Rep Coordinators will have a list of dates for the Christmas or End of Year Parties – they try to ensure the dates don’t clash.
Christmas Fair and Summer Fair
Every year group is allocated stalls for the the fairs and Class Reps are responsible for coordinating the preparation, rota and clearing up, and notes.
Please obtain the approval of one of the Co-Chairs, the Treasurer or the Class Rep coordinator before making any expenses related to these activities. Approved expenses can be reclaimed using the PSA Expense Form which should be submitted by handing it at the main school reception for the attention of the PSA Treasurer.
If your class decides it wants to give the teacher and the teaching assistant a Christmas or end of year present, the Class Reps will organise this. Class Reps also generally co-ordinate a card or similar for the teachers with messages from the children at Christmas and end of year.
Sometimes, if children leave Sheen Mount, the Class Reps co-ordinate gifts and cards for them.
Some teachers appreciate help with communication to parents.
Next Year's Reps
Towards the end of the year, please find at least one lovely volunteer to rep for next year!