We are busily working on our Be School Ready magazines to send out to our members in May and June this year. If you don’t know about them yet, have a read about these handy resources here!
What are the Be School Ready magazines?
They are free magazines that we send out exclusively to our Parentkind member PTAs. Your PTA can hand them out to welcome parents of children starting your school in either Reception or first year of senior school. We produce two different magazines to help all children and parents get off to the best start in their new school:
- Primary school magazine (see last year's as an example)
- Senior school magazine (see last year's as an example).
Why would my PTA want them?
The magazines are a great way for you to start a conversation with new parents. They provide practical information and top tips to support both parents and children with starting school. They also have lots of information about the benefits of all the different ways they can get involved at school – including the PTA, so they will hopefully help you recruit more volunteers!
The magazines also include handy pull out sections from National Literacy Trust and National Numeracy (primary), and Young Minds (senior).
Is there anything new this year?
After some helpful feedback last year, we won’t be wrapping the magazines in plastic this year. Not only is this better for the environment, but it also means you are able to personalise the packs, and include more detail about your own PTA on them. We’ll be sending you some more resources and ideas for this too (so make sure you're getting your full member newsletter - login here to check).
Do PTAs find them useful?
Here are just some of the quotes from members that received the packs last year:
“It was lovely for our new parents to receive something like this, as they were so worried about their child starting school.”
“Giving out the packs made us look organised and professional.”
“All parents loved the pack - good tips on the ‘lingo’ and what the PTA is as well”
How do I sign up?
Simply complete the form linked below (you'll need to be logged in to the website).
Please note: We are down to our last boxes! This means that unfortunately our secondary magazines have all been allocated therefore this option is no longer available and you can now only apply for June delivery. Please continue below to sign up for primary magazines to give to new parents with children starting school for the first time.
Sign up here
Already signed up?
A big thank you if your PTA has already signed up, you'll hear from us by email (after the closing date) in April to confirm all the details about your delivery!
Frequently asked questions
If you have any more questions about the magazines, signing up for them or logging in to the website please take a look at our FAQs or get in touch.