Getting ready for secondary school

Lauren Watts
02 June 2020
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Starting secondary school is a big change for any young person, let alone during a global pandemic! It can be a really exciting time, but you and your child may have some worries and concerns over the next coming months.

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Saying goodbye to primary school

The Private Parent
02 June 2020
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I think the realisation that our daughter will be moving on from primary school actually hit me when we received the email confirming her place at senior school. Wow, I thought: this is actually happening. I felt a mixture of relief at finding out she’d be joining her friends at our first choice school, along with the realisation that she – we – would be leaving the comfort of her wonderful village school.

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Facing your fundraising challenges and coming out stronger than before

Kerry-Jane Packman
27 May 2020
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The world has been turned upside down by the corona virus - this includes the world of fundraising. Not will only large charities take a hit financially but also the smaller and local charities that contribute significantly to their communities. For PTAs, much of this will come from the cancellation of annual fundraising events like the summer fair. I truly believe however that with challenge comes opportunity for growth. Now is not the time to despair but to embrace the change and give different types of fundraising a go - one great example is applying for grants. 

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Your Parentkind Membership in the time of Covid

Clare Jenner
27 May 2020
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In these ever changing times, we are being asked about the need to renew membership while PTAs aren’t able to hold events. So, we wanted to take this chance to show you that your Parentkind membership is much more than insurance cover.

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Half-term activities: keep the good times rolling

Liz, Parentkind
22 May 2020
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As we approach another unusual half-term, with plans for getaways and big days out either on hold or cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic, here’s five easy ideas for enjoyable family days in or out, so you can keep the good times rolling!

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