PTA UK research shows that the overwhelming majority, over eight in ten parents, support their school. By attending a parent consultation or an event, engaging with the school and parent community via social media or by simply filling out a questionnaire and giving your views, you are helping to make your school better and give your child a step-up.
We’ve seen how PTAs have helped transform school gardens and libraries into excellent learning environments having secured grants and carried out mammoth fundraising activities, to help finance these projects.
When a strong partnership exists between school and home, parents can help transform failing schools into great schools by developing policies together using parent input and feedback. In these ways, and many more, parents have demonstrated just how important they are in helping to provide a positive education for our children.
Thomas from The Vineyard School PTA (www.vineyardpta.org) got in touch to tell us about their ambition to be a model for parent partnership in schools. The PTA aims to do this by connecting teachers to parents and carers; bringing together the community by holding events (fairs, fireworks night etc.); and raising funds.
We’re delighted to share their video:
So, hats off to those of you already involved with the work of your PTA or school, and good luck to those of you who are about to take your first steps to helping in whatever way works for you and your family. You’re a force for good and you help make our schools better!