Making the most of your PTA Membership

There’s so much more to membership than meets the eye!

Are you making the most of your PTA Membership?

We have put together a short quiz to help you to make the most of your membership.

Are you mostly As, Bs or Cs? We are constantly updating the PTA Expert Hub with resources, so check in regularly to ensure we are making your PTA’s life as easy as possible.

Member Benefits

Here is a reminder of all the fantastic benefits included in your PTA Membership. 

Are you working smart or working hard? 

As a PTA Member, you have full access to our PTA Expert Hub. The hub has had a full revamp, making it even easier for you to keep up to date with news, ideas, benefits, and resources like information and guidance sheets, posters and flyers, and templates for admin and grant applications. You won’t believe how much time and stress this saves! Make the PTA Expert Hub the first place to go. 

40% of members voted the PTA Expert hub their favourite benefit in 2021, even before our awesome update!

Want an insurance policy tailor made for PTAs? 

With a PTA Membership by Parentkind, you are 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. For more details, read the full benefits of our policy here.

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.

Insurance JargonPlain EnglishParentkind benefit?
Material damage – all risksCovers the PTA’s property or property which the PTA is responsible for, from damage caused by insured events such as fire, theft, accidental damage, storm or flood.Yes
Business InterruptionCover provides financial compensation for additional expenditure following a claim under the Material Damage section, such as having to hire additional equipment which had been stolen for a planned event.
Money Covers the theft or damage of the PTA’s money, such as from safes or whilst in transit.
Public liabilityCovers you and your volunteers helping you in respect of your legal liability for costs and expenses arising from injury to a third party or damaging their property, i.e. a member of the public.Yes
Employers liabilityCovers you in respect of your legal liability for costs and expenses arising from injury to your employees, members or volunteers.Yes
Personal accident coverProvides an agreed financial benefit in respect of PTA an Employees, member or volunteer following death or disablement arising from an accident and/​or an assault at a PTA event.Yes
Deterioration of StockCovers stock which has become unusable following the breakdown of fridges or freezers.Yes
Financial and Administrative LiabilityCover provides: Protection to your PTA if your activities cause a financial loss to a third party, crime covers financial losses resulting from direct losing of money or property, computer fraud including hoax emails, theft of funds by fraudulent transfer and forgery and protection to directors and trustees of the PTA from financial loss claims made against them personally as a result of the members decision.Yes
Trustee IndemnityTrustee indemnity insurance protects charity trustees (committee members) personally from any claims made against them arising from their failure to act in a proper manner in their role as a trustee or committee member. This would cover damages and legal costs, but any illegal act or deliberate negligence cannot be insured against.Yes

Exclusive offers and discounts 

We handpick approved suppliers, who are 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 and discounts that aren’t available anywhere else, to support your PTA’s events, merchandising, fundraising, accounting, and more!

Our PTA members have free or discounted access to these and many more:

  • Party Bag Warehouse is the leading supplier of everything party bags! Pre-filled bags, custom filled bags, party bag fillers, bags and components.
  • Stadia Sports is a leading supplier of PE equipment, providing specialist sport, gymnasium and athletics apparatus, alongside changing room furniture.
  • Grants for Schools — 50% discount member offer
  • BOPP Payments – with no card fees, no chargebacks and immediate payments using your mobile phone, BOPP is the easy way to get paid.

Supportive Network

Access to a supportive network of like-minded PTAs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We unite our PTA Members, and share and celebrate their fundraising and other successes in our fortnightly e‑newsletters, online, and via social media. Your PTA can learn from and inspire other PTAs, and join them in networking, training, as well as enjoying our BIG fundraising events.

Our members also have access to the stories of other awesome PTA members, who are using their membership benefits to live the PTA dream!

Feeling social? You can also ask questions on PTA Hangout by Parentkind, our moderated Facebook group, where you can post your own questions, concerns, experiences and ideas. It’s another way for you to support each and come together as part of an online community. The group is managed by our very own Membership Support Team experts who are on hand to answer your questions and provide you with the latest guidance and information.

PTA members can also access our online community of more than 12,500 PTAs around the UK via Facebook and Twitter.

Talk to us! 

Collectively, our friendly Community Advisers have 46 years of experience at their fingertips and can help you with everything you need to be an effective PTA.

It’s likely our Community Advisers have heard your question before, but if not, they are happy to go to greater lengths to provide the answers you need. Call our Community Advisers for one-to-one support on 0300 123 5460 or by emailing [email protected]. They are there to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.