Hook Schools Community Association

Getting involved with your PTFA

There are lots of different ways you can support the HSCA. You can be a trustee, have a dedicated role (Chair, treasurer etc), be a event team member, a parent volunteer or a guest who comes to spend their money!

HSCA Volunteer

Why become a HSCA Volunteer?

The HSCA run as many as 13 different types of event each year.  Some events are for families, some are just for the children and others are adults only.  All of these events raise money for the schools, plus most years every single class will receive an extra £100 to be put towards resources for their classroom and for the children in that class.  In addition to that, each school is also given a lump sum to use to benefit the whole school. 


In a succesful year we make around £35,000 profit from our events!  That is more than twice the national average & would not be possible without volunteer support.

As a volunteer you can make sure these events continue to happen and continue to raise these funds.


Signing up to be a volunteer means:

üYou will be emailed about volunteering events via our online volunteering website.
üYou will not have to attend any meetings (unless you would like to for a specific event!)
üYou will be asked to volunteer for 1 hour for at least 1 event every year

HSCA Event Member

Why become a HSCA Event Team Member?

As the HSCA run so many events each year, we need a large team of volunteers to help with the planning, ordering and organisation of these events, and that is down to the HSCA Event Team Members. Our current event team is approximately 20 strong and we have a really good time working together to plan our events. It’s a great way to make friends and get to know the schools and staff. Within the team there are also specific roles such as Treasurer, Purchasing/stock Manager, Raffle Manager, Stallholder Co-Ordinator etc, etc

As a HSCA Event team Member you can make sure these events continue to happen and continue to raise these funds for the schools.  Signing up to be an event team member means:

üYou will be emailed  or contacted via WhatsApp about HSCA events
üYou will be asked to join a sub-team* for 1 event during the year
üYou will be asked to attend at least 2 out of 3 general team meetings during the year
üYou will be asked to volunteer for 1 hour for at least 2 events every year
 *Usual sub-teams are:
§Family events; Fire show, Christmas Fair, Summer Fair
§Children’s events (during the school day); Disco, Mother’s Day Sale, Father’s Day Sale
§Adult Only events; Winter Ball, Beer Festival, Gin Festival



HSCA Event Trustee

Why become a HSCA trsutee?

As a charity the HSCA requires a minimum of 2 trustees, but usually has approx. 6 trustees.  A trustee has responsibility to the HSCA to:

1. Ensure the HSCA is carrying out its purpose for the benefit of the beneficiaries (in this case, the Hook Schools)
2. Comply with the HSCA governing document (the constitution) and law, upholding it when a matter of conflict arises.
3. Act in the HSCA’s best interests to best enable the charity to carry out its purposes.
4. Manage the HSCA’s resources responsibly, making sure the charity’s assets are only used to support or carry out its purpose.
5. Act with reasonable care and skill, making use of your skills and experience, but taking appropriate advice when necessary.
6. Ensure the HSCA is accountable by being able to demonstrate the charity is complying with the law, that it is well run and effective in its purpose.

Trustees who act in breach of their legal duties can be held responsible for the consequences of such breach or for any loss the charity incurs as a result of that breach. This does not mean that the trustees are responsible for any overall financial loss, only that which is caused as a result of a breach of legal duties. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-what-you-need-to-do


HSCA - Registered Charity no: 281872

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