One parent's mission to re-build Howbridge's PTA

New PTA, Community links
03 January 2019
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When Nhung Wan heard that her children’s school was going to cancel one of its biggest annual fundraising events due to dwindling PTA support, she offered to step in and take over the reigns. We spoke to Nhung, Howbridge Junior School’s new PTA Chair, to find out how she went about successfully rebuilding the group.

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Successful start for new PTA

New PTA, Primary
03 January 2019
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When a number of parents left Moorfield Primary’s PTA beacuse their children had moved up to high school, it had to close. But thanks to the efforts of a new group of parents, the PTA is thriving once again and has raised £2,000 in its first year. We caught up with Danielle Farrar, PTA Secretary, to find out what’s made it such a success.

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PTA becomes plastic free

Community Involvement, Volunteering, Primary
12 December 2018
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Joanne Denne has been the chair of HOPA, the Parents Association for Oaktree Infant School and Hermitage Junior School in Woking, Surrey, for the last three years. Like many PTAs they are busy all year round running 15-20 events. When it came to their attention that at a single disco of only 120 children they had used nearly 500 cups in one night, Joanne and her PTA decided to do something about their use of plastic, here is their story…

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Parent Council creates a vital link between home and school

Having faced a challenging few years, St Nicholas CE Primary Academy decided to set up a Parent Council to create a vital link between home and school. We spoke to the school's Parent Council Chair, Jenny Ross, about why it's been so beneficial.

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PTA breaks down barriers to support parents in the school community

Mrs Suchitra Varma, a parent with a child at Botanic Primary School in Northern Ireland, explains how becoming involved in the PTA helped to break down cultural barriers - and eventually led to her taking a role at the school.

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