What are the best ways to get parents regularly volunteering in schools?
Sadly there is no secret that works for all PTAs in all schools. What we do know is that it’s about good communication, demonstrating your impact, thanking parents and informing them of the work you have achieved because of their support. It's also about involving wider parents in decision making so they can see that your PTA is worth their support for the good of their children.
What's the best way to ensure the PTA is representative of the whole school community?
Your parent body will be made up of many different types of parents with different needs and experiences. In order to build support for your association and realise its potential to give parents a voice, consult as widely as possible to get maximum engagement. See our guide to being representative for more information.