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Clare Jenner
25 January 2021
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One of the most common questions asked by our members is "how to raise awareness of your PTA to parents and the what's best ways to get them involved?". I’ve been recently doing some research and the most important thing PTAs can do is to be more visible. While conducting my research I found some PTAs with no online presence at all and others with beautiful pages or websites but are missing the most important thing which is, sharing how to get in touch or involved, and instead they rely on the school to pass on any enquiries.

As you aren’t holding events at the minute, now is a really good time to think about your online presence. Take a look at Clare’s full blog for the best ways to do this.

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Inspiring young readers: the role of book chat

Professor Teresa Cremin
01 December 2020
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Parents who regularly read with their children are actively supporting their language and literacy development. International research evidence confirms that when parents read to children, and read with them, this supports their desire and capacity to read by themselves. This is in part because reading together with your child creates a special space and time in which you can relax, give them your full attention, share your thoughts and feelings, and have fun and chat together.

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Running a raffle without running an event

Raffle Tickets 4U
08 October 2020
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***Sponsored Content*** There is nothing as fun, simple and cost-effective as running a raffle and you can still run a raffle this year even if you are not running an event. Here are some tips to help you.

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Parents: what you need to know about Hwb

Hwb
17 September 2020
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Hwb is the national online platform (website) supporting learning and teaching for Wales. It is home to lots of free apps and software, virtual classrooms, and a massive bank of resources and materials for use in the classroom or online with learners. The Hwb platform is bilingual, and users can toggle between the Welsh and the English version of every page at a click of a button.

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Consultation on draft guidance for a whole-school approach to mental health and emotional well-being

Ella Sivan
17 September 2020
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In 2018 the Children, Young People and Education (CYPE) Committee published its Mind Over Matter Report on the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people. Welsh Government are pleased to announce a significant milestone in their response to the Mind Over Matter report, with a consultation on guidance for developing and embedding a whole school approaches.

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