John Roan School Association are raising funds to bridge the lockdown learning gap

When Eve Daniels agreed to Chair the John Roan School Association (JRSA) three years ago, she did so with the aim of transforming their enthusiastic friends group into a fundraising PTA powerhouse that supports the whole community. The PTA became a registered charity at the start of lockdown and is now well on the way to achieving their fundraising goal: £14,400 to buy Chromebooks and help bridge the lockdown learning gap.

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St Andrew's CE Primary School PTA is on a roll!

Community Involvement, Volunteering
10 June 2020
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When St Andrew’s Primary School in Soham, Cambridgeshire had to close to many students due to the coronavirus pandemic, the PTA started looking for ways to keep everyone connected and decided to take part in the viral toilet roll challenge. PTA Chair Sarah Clayton tells us about the fun they had…

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We've got the power in us! Music brings school community together during lockdown

When their school had to close its doors to pupils due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Towcester Primary decided that they’d keep each other’s spirits up by creating music videos and sharing them among the school community. Catharine Tarbun, chair of Friends of Towcester Primary School (FOTOPS), tells us how they went about it – and how much fun they’ve had along the way…

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Eyes down! Holbrook PTA brings virtual bingo to school community during lockdown

When Holbrook Primary announced that it would have to close its doors due to the coronavirus epidemic last month, the PTA team quickly sprung into action to provide some much needed fun during the lockdown period. We spoke to PTA Chair, Viki Barton, to find out how their virtual bingo sessions are bringing the whole school community together.

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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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