Ed Fawssett has stepped down from this role as his son will graduate from Tiffin. We are currently looking for a volunteer to step into the breach.
Ed has been responsible for creating this website, which may sound tricky (if you don't have a technical background) but actually isn't. It's on a platform called Jimdo which, essentially, let's you type stuff in boxes without knowing anything about code.
Another part of the role would be to send out the emails from the TPA, writing them, or using content supplied by other committee members. We send these through Mailchimp which lets you use pictures, and shows who has opened what. Again, it's pretty easy to use. Sometimes the school supports us by sending emails on our behalf through their system.
Other bits and pieces include photography for the site, a survey to gauge parents' views about the TPA and the TPA logo which have been redesigned and drawn as a (scaleable) vector file. These are useful, but not indispensable parts of the role. Finally, there's the Facebook page. Ideally, we'd get a group of parents contributing content to this and the website. There's real interest in the extra curricular life of the school - sports matches, tours, musical performances - but any one parent can only attend some of these.
We have also have an easyfundraising page and online donation scheme that has so far raised over £6000 for the school. This isn't hugely arduous in itself and mostly involves emailing parents to persuade them to sign up. However, it might be better if it was a separate role.
Communications Officer can work well for someone who doesn't live near the school, because apart from showing up for committee meetings, the work can be done from home. Let contact the TPA if you are interested - just click the email button and a TPA member will pick up the email - this email management would be another small part of the role.