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By Heather Park


Successful


SUCCESSION PLANNING


It’s important to anticipate and prepare for a committee handover as members and chairs leave the school or step down at the end of the year, so start preparing now...


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arly in the summer term is a good time to anticipate which members of your committee might step down this year,


and start warming up other members to take over. You should also be thinking about who might replace any Year 6 parents who regularly volunteer but are leaving the school community. Encourage any outgoing committee members to invite ‘guests’ along to meetings or to start talking to other members about taking over their roles.


24 SUMMER 2019 pta.co.uk Speak to teaching staff for specific


recommendations of parents who might be willing to get more involved with the PTA – they will hopefully be flattered to have been suggested, making it harder to say no! Identify any gaps in skills that


might appear once experienced members leave, and put out a targeted appeal. Be specific and give a rough outline of what commitment will be required. Factor in a handover period where newer members can shadow more experienced ones.


Make it approachable To make the task more approachable for prospective volunteers, ensure they know what will be required of them. Visit pta.co.uk for case studies from other PTAs, and look out for our Autumn 2019 issue (published 5 September), which will include detailed breakdowns of what is involved in the roles of chair, secretary and treasurer.


Handover pack Handover records are a vital part of successful fundraising. Not only do they save time in terms of learning the ropes, they will also let you know how much stock to order next time, where to source it, and how many volunteers are needed. The most important part of the handover is the essential paperwork. Make sure it’s all kept securely in one place and allow time for outgoing members to talk new members through it. Paperwork should include: l Accounts l Constitution l Minutes of meetings l Insurance summary l Charity registration details (if applicable) l Contact details for committee members and volunteers (noting those who have DBS checks and/or first aid certificates) l Contact details for local businesses and other supporters l Details of parents who can access match funding or own companies l Details of suppliers – such as raffle


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