The Southbank community is a multifaceted group of individuals working together for the good of the school in accordance with IB principles. Our community is vibrant and strong, comprising students, staff and parents.
Parent Teacher Association
The separate Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) at our Kensington, Hampstead and Westminster campuses play an important role in supporting and strengthening our international community of students, parents and teachers.
Each PTA does this by:
- bringing together parents and teachers to discuss how best they can support the education of Southbank students
- welcoming new families and sharing ‘insider information’ about local services and organisations
- showing appreciation for our staff members, including the hosting of a staff appreciation breakfast twice a year
- organising fundraising activities for charities supported by Southbank
- supporting school events such as sports day
- hosting coffee mornings, social events and workshops for parents
- supporting local community projects.
How our PTAs are run
Each PTA is overseen by a board. This meets regularly and coordinates all PTA activities, which involves liaising with staff, parents and class representatives.
The president of each PTA chairs meetings and coordinates various committees. They also meet the principal of their campus each month with a member of the school board to discuss issues specific to that campus.
How you can get involved with your PTA
One of the ways a parent can get involved with their PTA is by becoming a class representative for their child’s class. This is a great way to meet other parents and get involved in school life.
Class representatives attend monthly PTA meetings and support Southbank by:
- attending classroom and out-of-school activities
- joining our Welcome Committee
- organising social and staff appreciation events
- volunteering in the library
- helping new families settle into life in London and at Southbank.
Class representatives who are regular visitors to the school will need to undergo a mandatory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for the protection of our students.