Community Spirit at Hook Schools Parents Association

The Hook Schools Parents Association (HSPA) in Hampshire were feeling the strain from the cancellation of events such as their annual beer and gin festivals, fireworks night and other key events so they decided that they wanted to take action to keep the Association going.

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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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How The Hayesbrook School’s parent-friendly approach helps students to succeed

Hayesbrook is one of three schools in the Brook Learning Trust. We caught up with the Trust’s Education Director, Nicola Taylor, to find out how the school is successfully engaging parents and the wider school community through a series of exciting initiatives - with positive results all round.

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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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