At our AGM on Monday 28 April 2014 the new PTA-UK Model Constitution was adopted unanimously, replacing our previous constitution which dated from 1993.

PTA-UK is a national charity which represents over 13,000 PTAs across the UK. OPSA is a member and uses PTA-UK for advice and insurance.

In changing our constitution the aims, or objects, of OPSA have not changed. Our aims are still

  • to advance the education of the pupils of Orleans Park through developing effective relationships between the staff and parents.
  • to provide facilities and activities which enhance the education of pupils at the school.

The benefits of moving to the new Constitution are:

  • It ensures that the way OPSA operates is fully aligned with current legislation affecting PTAs
  • It is less prescriptive and allows the way OPSA operates to evolve over time as the school changes (for example, the old constitution only covers years 7-11).