Parent-teacher association constitution and rules
Comprehensive terms and conditions, or rules for a parent teacher association. Suitable for any group who collaboratively wish to improve co-operation between families and the school and between teachers and pupils, to promote fairs, fetes, raffles and so on, to provide educational activities for the children, and supervision for extra-curricular activities, classroom volunteers wherever necessary, to assist with transport to and from the school or for any other reason.
About this document
This is a comprehensive legal document setting out the terms and conditions for a parent teacher association as an unincorporated association. By that, we mean any association of two or more people, who have come together to form a group to pursue the common purpose of the aims of a parent teacher association. Mutual rights and responsibilities arise from the rules which members agree to – that is, this agreement.
This agreement sets out the terms on which the club will be constituted, who controls its administration and its funds and specifies its purpose and goals. In law, this type of group is called an ‘unincorporated association’ because unlike a company, it has not been ‘incorporated’. It therefore has no legal identity of its own, beyond the identity of the individual members. The members of course, still require rules by which to regulate their association in the pursuit of their common aims. For this reason, you will need a document such as this.
Whether you wish to improve co-operation between families and the school and between teachers and pupils, to promote fairs, fetes, raffles and so on, to arrange educational activities for the children, to provide supervision for extra-curricular activities, this document is suitable.
This document is our comprehensive members' club rules in its simplest form. That is, there are no provisions for property such as club premises and no provisions for an alcohol licence.
Application and features
- Sets out a clear and logical structure by which to manage your organisation, association, club or group;
- Suitable for a variety of parent teach association set ups;
- Written in plain English;
- Includes explanatory notes.
- Main objective;
- Subscriptions, resignation, suspension and expulsion;
- Management of the association;
- Powers of the committee – what are they and who decides;
- Annual general meetings (AGMs);
- Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs);
- Quorum at meetings;
- Voting at meetings;
- How and when the rules can be amended;
- Provision for dissolution and winding-up;
- Other usual legal paragraphs;
- Schedule of annual subscription charges;
- Explanatory notes and guidance.
This document is drawn and maintained by qualified lawyers at Net Lawman. It is real law in plain English.
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