Rocket Man: How one PTA dad’s hobby is helping to bring the whole school community together

When his son moved from a small nursery to a relatively large primary school last year, Richard Brigg decided that he would like to get involved with the PTA to help the transition. Little did Richard know that his love of engineering would help to inspire so many school children! We spoke to Richard to find out how, and why, he became involved in the PTA and school life…

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Fundraising boost for Holly Lodge through PTA Events

In a bid to simplify payments from parents, Holly Lodge Primary School moved onto a cashless system four years ago. This prompted the school’s PTA, Holly Lodge School Association (HLSA), to look at ways they could go cashless too.

Jessica Muirhead, treasurer of HLSA, talks to Parentkind about how this led to them setting up a website with PTA Events – and why they’ve never looked back.

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Library Bus is just the ticket as PTA raises £39,000 for new facility

Baston CE Primary is a small, one form entry village school, which had grown to the point of bursting at the seams. The building was originally designed for almost half the number of children on the register, so facilities like the library are far too small. That’s when the school came up with the ideal solution: a moveable space in the form of a library bus! Lucy Hartley, PTA committee member, tells us how they went about it…

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Llangan Primary is blooming thanks to 'Dads’ Club'

What began as a conversation about ways to improve the grounds at Llangan Primary has grown into a fully-fledged PTA affiliated club, which has undertaken numerous award-winning projects for the school. We chatted to Gareth Esplin, co-founder of the ‘Dads’ Club’, to find out all about it…

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Setting up a PTA and Parent Council helps build Parental Engagement at Edgar Stammers Primary Academy

Edgar Stammers Primary Academy was placed into special measures in 2016. A new executive head teacher and head of school were appointed in May 2018 and, following many improvements, a recent Ofsted inspection has taken the school out of special measures, recognising its renewed sense of purpose, strong vision for pupils and improved staff morale.

One of the school’s major challenges has been weak parental engagement – but thanks to the work of teacher, Lisa Littlewood, this has totally transformed. We spoke to Lisa to find out how she successfully broke down the barriers and built a bridge between the school and the parents

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