School waves goodbye to the paper trail thanks to PTA Events

Fundraising, Volunteering
16 September 2019
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In a bid to simplify communication with the school community to promote school fundraising events and tickets sales, Little Hallingbury’s PTA researched various online platforms and messaging tools. When PTA Chair, Robyn Bond, came across PTA Events that could do all of this, and more, she signed up immediately and they have never looked back.

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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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Llangan Primary is blooming thanks to 'Dads’ Club'

What began as a conversation about ways to improve the grounds at Llangan Primary has grown into a fully-fledged PTA affiliated club, which has undertaken numerous award-winning projects for the school. We chatted to Gareth Esplin, co-founder of the ‘Dads’ Club’, to find out all about it…

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PTA's first colour run is a big hit!

Having recently moved into a new purpose-built building, Friends of Three Rivers needed to help the school raise as much money as possible to fund the purchase of new equipment. Having asked pupils for some fundraising ideas, the result was a hugely successful colour run, which raised £2,500. We asked PTA Chair, Maggie Flannigan, to share her tips and insight into how they did it…

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Setting up a PTA and Parent Council helps build Parental Engagement at Edgar Stammers Primary Academy

Edgar Stammers Primary Academy was placed into special measures in 2016. A new executive head teacher and head of school were appointed in May 2018 and, following many improvements, a recent Ofsted inspection has taken the school out of special measures, recognising its renewed sense of purpose, strong vision for pupils and improved staff morale.

One of the school’s major challenges has been weak parental engagement – but thanks to the work of teacher, Lisa Littlewood, this has totally transformed. We spoke to Lisa to find out how she successfully broke down the barriers and built a bridge between the school and the parents

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