John Roan School - an update from the PTA who successfully raised funds to bridge the lockdown learning gap

When Eve Daniels agreed to Chair the John Roan School Association (JRSA) three years ago, she did so with the aim of transforming their enthusiastic friends group into a fundraising PTA powerhouse that supports the whole community. The PTA became a registered charity at the start of lockdown with the aim to help bridge the lockdown learning gap.

We recently spoke with Eve to see how their fundraising was going. They hit their incredible fundraising goal of £14,400 and Eve said: “I can confirm that every student in the school has a computer and is working online, our fundraising has really helped every family in the school”. 

 

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High Legh PTA keeps the festive spirit going with their Christmas Cracker trail

Community Involvement, England, Primary
05 January 2021
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The festive spirit is alive and well in the village of High Legh, in Cheshire. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the PTA have not been able to host their usual Christmas events, so instead they’ve held a COVID safe Christmas Cracker trail and best dressed house/window competition. Here, Emma Openshaw, Chair of High Legh Primary School PTA tells us more about their festive fundraising…

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Pastoral care is the priority at Redhill Primary Academy with new dedicated building

The teaching staff at Redhill Primary Academy in Telford, Shropshire do an incredible job in supporting pupils with their wellbeing, however, space at the popular primary school has been lacking for them to be able to provide this service in a private and quiet area. The Friends of Redhill decided to do something about this and have been fundraising for a dedicated building for pastoral care. Little did they know how vital this would become as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, Sarah Thompson, PR Officer for the Friends, explains more about the project…

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Crofton Junior School say thank you to keyworkers with their Happy Mail project

If there’s one word to sum up Crofton Junior School’s year – it is ‘adapt’. As for PTAs up and down the country, the conventional fairs, sports events, proms and social evenings had to be abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic. However Crofton were keen to help to keep the morale up in any way they could. Here, Luke and Claire from Crofton Junior School PTA tell us what they’ve been up to…

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Community and School working together: Eastside Learning and Knocknagoney Primary School

Knocknagoney Primary School traditionally has a strong parental engagement ethos, and are keen to work closely with the community to maximise opportunities to support parents within their school. This was included in their development plans along with addressing underachievement. Here, Barbara from Eastside Learning tells us how they worked with Knocknagoney and other schools in East Belfast to develop and implement collaborative training and activities that built the capacity of parents, to not only support their own children in their learning, but also enabled them to volunteer in the school to support wider underachievement outcomes.

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