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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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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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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