Join our PTA membership
Starting a PTA can seem daunting. Our members have all been there, which is why they joined our network of more than 12,500 PTAs to use our advice, resources, and exclusive member benefits to save a lot of time and money, and achieve some amazing results.
Our PTA members also benefit from a supportive network of like-minded PTAs in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Parentkind unites our PTA members, and shares and celebrates their successes online, and in our member newsletter. Your PTA can learn from and inspire other PTAs, and join them in networking, training, as well as enjoying our BIG fundraisers.
Want an insurance policy tailor made for PTAs?
Think a PTA is insured by the school or local authority? Think again; as separate entities to the school, PTAs aren’t covered by the vast majority of school policies, and the few policies which do extend to PTAs only provide very limited cover.
With a PTA Membership by Parentkind, you’ll be provided with a bespoke insurance policy from Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. With this tailored policy, you’ll be covered for events, trustee indemnity, theft, as well as up to £10 million public liability, and more.
Trustee indemnity insurance (TII) covers trustees from having to personally pay legal claims that are made against them (by their charity or by a third party), for a breach of trust, or a breach of duty or negligence committed by them in their capacity as trustees.
This policy from Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. is tailored to the needs of modern PTAs, and will ensure you peace of mind. 22% of PTA members voted this insurance package their favourite benefit in 2021.
With our help, member PTAs raise more than £120 million a year for their schools, and make a huge difference to their communities. Our PTA members have full access to fundraising ideas, guidance, and resources.
The ‘BIGs’ are our big fundraisers – a suite of ready-made, exciting events, including a quiz and raffle, to help all of our PTA members raise funds together, easily and effectively, with minimal effort and admin required. They are held at specific times of the year, so you can add them to your fundraising planner and simply use our resources to make them a big success. Join in and save time here.
Parentkind has been working with PTA members for 66 years, through many different governments, economies, and now a global pandemic. We know what PTAs need, what their challenges are, and how to make everything a whole lot easier and more cost effective.
Parentkind is the biggest network of PTAs in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which means we have a huge pool of knowledge, creativity, and influence for PTAs to benefit from.
PTA members have full access to our newly revamped PTA Expert Hub, with resources such as posters and flyers, and information sheets and templates for admin.
We can help you with everything, from recruiting volunteers and running an AGM, to writing a risk assessment. And if you can’t find the answer in our member hub, PTA members can call our PTA Community Advisers for instant one-to-one support. Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Exclusive benefits and discounts
We handpick approved suppliers, recommended by our PTA members and then verified by us. In our Suppliers Directory, you will be able to find a great range of suppliers that will not be available anywhere else, supporting your PTA with all its activities from events, to ongoing fundraising.
Start your PTA today! Click here, get in touch with our PTA Community Advisers on 0300 123 5460 or email [email protected] to see how Parentkind can kick-start your PTA. PTA membership costs as little as £109 per year.