The Bryanston Parents’ Association (BPA) works to enhance links between parents during the school year and also provides grants for extraordinary projects and ECAs. It is a parents’, not a parent-teacher association, and all parents are members.
Recent BPA grant support has included kayaks for use in ECAs and adventure training; part funding of the indoor bouldering wall; ECA sports club equipment, for example electronic fencing foils and constructing a skateboard park; accessories for ECAs, including bee keeping, photography and cooking; and recreational items for houses such as beanbags, table tennis tables and picture frames to display pupils’ artwork.
The BPA Facebook group is an easy way for parents to keep in touch with each other. This is a closed group, open only to current Bryanston parents, and offers parents the opportunity to arrange informal get-togethers before school events and BPA-organised events are also listed.
The BPA also offers an inspiring and popular workshop on parenting teens, which gives advice on the challenges faced whilst raising teenagers.
The meetings and talks are timed to coincide with weekends when parents are more likely to be coming to school and take place on the Saturday morning. All parents are welcome at these events and details are published in the school calendar.
Committee meetings take place on the second Saturday of each term and the Head and/or the Bursar often attend for an exchange of views and information. This is an important part of the BPA’s role as parents’ representatives. A significant part of every meeting is set aside to allocate grants to the various houses, clubs and departments who have applied.
How to get involved
The easiest way to get involved is with the BPA is by joining the Facebook group or attending one of the many events organised throughout the year, There is a natural turnover as committee members’ children leave the school. If you would like to join the committee or have any other questions for the committee, you can contact them at email@example.com, and a member of the committee will get back to you as soon as possible.