Over the past two decades, there has been a steady decline in attendance of PTA meetings and this is partly down to more women having high-flying careers, according to Sue Hincks who head of Bolton School Girls’ Division. The Telegraph reports
Miss Hincks, who is president of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), said that over the past 20 years, she has watched as PTA numbers decline.
“I don’t mean to criticise parents,” she told The Telegraph. “We are all working so hard. But there is a question about how we manage our resources and our time.
Speaking to headteachers today [MON] at the GSA annual conference in Bristol, she will say: “How many of you have parents too busy to join your Parents’ Association?
“Or, in day schools, how many of you experience a demand for care between 7am and up to 7pm because those are the times between which adults need to work or be en route to and from work?
“Or, in nurseries which you run, who has had a request for Saturday and even Sunday opening because parents need that time for work or domestic chores?”
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