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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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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Fundraising boost for Holly Lodge through PTA Events

In a bid to simplify payments from parents, Holly Lodge Primary School moved onto a cashless system four years ago. This prompted the school’s PTA, Holly Lodge School Association (HLSA), to look at ways they could go cashless too.

Jessica Muirhead, treasurer of HLSA, talks to Parentkind about how this led to them setting up a website with PTA Events – and why they’ve never looked back.

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