PPTA Women

PPTA Women's Structures

The women's structure of PPTA provides a forum for women members to raise, discuss and promote their issues and aims at branch, regional and national levels.

  • Branch Women's Contacts are the first port of call for women members in branches.
  • Regional Women Coordinators continue their regional roles of co-ordinating women's issues, activities, and education throughout their regions.

The Women's Network is responsible for overall co-ordinating of women members' issues and activities, oversees particular initiatives and campaigns and conveys issues of concern to the Executive.

link to PPTA webpage PPTA women's network - community page

Women's Network Goals

  • To develop and maintain strong communication links for women members within and between regions, National Office and the Executive;
  • To increase the number of women contacts in branches in each region;
  • To support campaign activity on:
    • Pro rata non-contact time for part-time teachers;
    • Unlawful fixed term agreements;
    • Extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks; and
    • Adequate teaching resources: for example, resources, desks / chairs and temperature;
  • To grow support and contributions on the PPTA Women Facebook page;
  • To increase the number of women in senior management positions; and
  • Looking at strategies for reducing workload and contributing to the workload review.