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Parental School and Community Engagement

We know getting parents involved is a pressing issue facing most PTAs. In this section you’ll find advice on communicating well with your parents to improve engagement, working with businesses/schools/staff and governors, and measuring your impact to show your community how much you contribute to the school. You’ll also find tips on the best communication tools and templates to help you.

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Getting people involved at secondary school

Without the school gates parent meetings, some tips on how to get people involved at secondary school.  Find out more
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How to demonstrate your impact

Tips to show how much you contribute to the school to communicate with parents and staff   Find out more

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.

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