PTA positivity in communities during lockdown

Liz, Parentkind
17 April 2020
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PTAs and Friends Associations are playing a really important role helping their school communities stay in touch, and continuing to organise fun activities and events for families.

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Resources for learning together

Janet Davies
14 April 2020
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Parent Engagement Network (PEN) have developed a series of Early Years and Primary curriculum-based fun activity sheets for the whole family to learn and play together while at home over the coming weeks. 

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Tips for running online meetings

Clare Jenner
08 April 2020
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Like most businesses, PTAs may be trying to hold virtual meetings, even if it’s just to keep in touch and keep sane right now. I don't normally work from home and have found a quick catch up every now and again with colleagues invaluable in making sure the cabin fever is kept to a minimum.

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Supporting learning, not home-schooling

Tiffnie Harris
06 April 2020
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The shutdown of schools because of the coronavirus emergency leaves us all in uncharted waters. This includes parents who are now dealing with the challenge of how best to help children who are at home. The first point to emphasise is that parents are not being asked to home-school children. Teachers will continue to provide learning programmes remotely. Instead, parents can focus on supporting learning during this period.

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NSPCC - supporting families to ensure child safety during coronavirus lockdown

Helen Westerman
06 April 2020
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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, young people are using lots of new technologies and activities to keep educated and entertained. Here’s some of advice on ensuring the activities your child is taking part in during lockdown are safe.

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