Getting involved with the parents' association

(2 Posts)
frettingmum Sat 17-Aug-13 22:59:03

Thoughts please. My child starts reception at a really lovely school. I am a teacher and am hoping to look into doing some supply there, even permanent work there if possible. I have been approached by one of the parents asking me if I would like to be a member of the parents' association; basically helping out at school functions etc etc. I can't help wondering if getting involved on a parent level would be a bad idea if I would like to aim at gaining employment at the school. On the other hand would it help me get contacts within the school and be an advantage to gaining teaching work eventually. I'm really not sure. Any thoughts appreciated. Many thanks!

MillyMoo1113 Mon 19-Aug-13 08:17:34

I would say its useful from the point of contacts - I helped out with PTA at DC school which led me to volunteering in class, a ta job and then ended up teaching there for a year whilst training through gtp.

You learn to just act dumb if other parents try to discuss things that would put you in an awkward position....

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