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Walk this May!

Kathryn Shaw of Living Streets explains why walking to school is important for the well-being of children, families and our towns.
21/05/2018 18:44:00

Are you GDPR clued-up or clueless?!

Play our fun quiz and test your GDPR knowledge!
18/05/2018 16:19:00

Are you GDPR clued-up or clueless?!

Play our fun quiz and test your GDPR knowledge!
18/05/2018 16:19:00

GDPR - easy steps to help get you into gear

New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018. It might seem daunting, but at its heart GDPR is pretty simple. It's about making sure organisations only keep info...
18/05/2018 15:53:00

Join the team

The latest jobs and roles for PTA UK.
18/05/2018 10:03:00


The constitution sets out the rules and procedures by which committee members govern the association. PTA wishing to register as a charity will need to have adopted a constitution, but developing ...
16/05/2018 14:36:00

Stamptastic Ltd

Hate sewing labels? Hate ironing name tapes? So do we! Raise money for your PTA and avoid the nightmare of labelling. All orders placed with your schools unique code will receive up to 30% cashback. R...
14/05/2018 11:45:00

How children benefit from performing arts

Often perceived as a 'soft' option when compared to pursuits such as swimming, football or a stint with the Scouts, Performing Arts are hugely beneficial for children and young people - more so than m...
11/05/2018 09:50:00

Guide to Organising Fetes and Fairs

Your step by step guide to organising a successful fete or fair. Your fair or fete is probably going to be one of the biggest PTA fundraising events of the year, bringing the whole school together ...
10/05/2018 13:50:00

Welcome Pack

Our PTA Welcome Packs are back for 2018 and this year for both primary and secondary/post-primary! Log in to find out more and register for yours!
09/05/2018 14:35:00


As the leading organisation championing parental participation in education and school life, Parentkind frequently works with education authorities, central government and policy makers, and other int...
09/05/2018 10:51:00

Developing a Parent Council at your school

About the workshop Would you like to build a genuine partnership with your parents in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people? This interactive workshop explore...
04/05/2018 16:57:00

Quiz Night

Quiz nights are fun, easy to organise and appeal to all ages. They offer you the opportunity to run a social event for the whole school community whilst raising money. Administration is usually straig...
04/05/2018 16:54:00

Film Night

Roll out the red carpet and hold your very own film screening - we'll guide you through it. Whether the idea is to fundraise for the school or to provide a regular social event to bring parents, te...
04/05/2018 16:53:00

Seven tips for managing events safely

How many times have you been part of a group organising an event and everyone is confused who is doing what? You find things get missed, contacts are on scraps of paper that you can’t find when ...
04/05/2018 16:53:00

Conducting Risk Assessments

It's essential to produce a risk assessment of  your PTA events and it needn't be complicated.
04/05/2018 16:52:00

Film Night Licences

Running a film night can be a great way of bringing the school community together and/or fundraising for the school. It’s relatively easy to run once you’re clear about the type of film ni...
04/05/2018 16:52:00

PTA committee structures

Your association is run by a committee, elected by the members, to run the association on their behalf. These committee members have to be elected in at a General Meeting, e.g. your AGM or an Emergenc...
04/05/2018 16:51:00

Struggling to replace committee members

In an ideal world, you would fill your committee positions all of the time, however sometimes you may find one the roles difficult to replace. Read on for more information about what you can do in thi...
04/05/2018 16:51:00


Some attractions come with the need to think a little more about health and safety - inflatables, though very popular, are one of these.  This infosheet explains how to make sure any inflatables ...
04/05/2018 16:49:00

Balls and proms

Summer and winter, fancy-dress balls can be big earners, but the planning can be involved. A grand ball could potentially be your association's biggest fundraising event of the year as well as a soci...
04/05/2018 16:46:00

Football tournament

Football tournaments make excellent fundraisers. It’s a chance to promote sport, family fun and fair play, to get the kids moving, raise some cash and get more dads involved. Be warned, you&rsq...
04/05/2018 16:44:00

Assessing risks for specific events and attractions

If you're running specific events or attractions, our mini-guide to health and safety concerns of common attractions will help you pull together your risk assessment. Please note, all hazards and cont...
04/05/2018 16:41:00

Pony and donkey rides

Some events and attractions come with the need to think a little more about health and safety, such as pony or donkey rides.  This infosheet covers how to offer these safely at your event.
04/05/2018 16:40:00

Event Health and Safety planning

As a PTA, you want your events to be both enjoyable and safe for everyone. Whatever the size of the event, we recommend you follow these simple steps before, during and after the event. Although it ap...
04/05/2018 16:31:00

Health and Safety - Overview

As a PTA, you want your events to be both enjoyable and safe for everyone. As the organiser you are responsible for the safety of everyone at the event, including the general public and members of...
04/05/2018 16:29:00

Recruiting committee members

How to recruit new committee members and volunteers to help them out.  Parentkind's annual survey of members shows that the average PTA committee comprises between five and ten members.  ...
04/05/2018 16:20:00

Welcome Booklet For New Parents

A booklet to help you promote your PTA to all parents, new to the school. To ensure the success of your association it is vital that you encourage as many parents as possible to get involved. New p...
04/05/2018 16:17:00

Everything you need to know about AGMs

Our good practice guide gives you all the information you need to organise and run a successful annual general meeting (AGM), including how to call an AGM, what the agenda and reports should include, ...
04/05/2018 16:07:00

A whole school approach to parent engagement

Developing a whole school approach to parental engagement ensures that schools can best meet the needs of children and families in their local community. This workshop explores a range of strategies ...
04/05/2018 15:44:00

Andersons Wholesale

Andersons Wholesale has been supplying PTAs with fundraising prizes, pocket money toys and ready-made stall packs for over 30 years!
03/05/2018 10:55:00


We're excited to announce we've teamed up with EduCare, experts in duty of care and safeguarding training, to provide an exclusive offer for Parentkind members – discounted online training! 10 ...
03/05/2018 09:33:00


We're excited to announce we've teamed up with SumUp to offer Parentkind members a card payment solution at an exclusive discount! Parentkind undertook a review of the card processing market and eval...
03/05/2018 09:26:00

Parentkind Pledge at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay

On the 18th April 2018, Parentkind held an event at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay. We met politicians and other education stakeholders in Wales to talk to them about the importance of parents in education a...
30/04/2018 13:33:00

Parentkind Pledge at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay

On the 18th April 2018, Parentkind held an event at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay. We met politicians and other education stakeholders in Wales to talk to them about the importance of parents in education a...
30/04/2018 13:33:00

Courses and bookings

We offer half and full day workshops in locations across the country, as well as bespoke training. Here are some of the courses we have coming up: A whole school approach to parental engagement...
30/04/2018 13:12:00

Ticket Tailor

Ticket Tailor is a low-cost way to sell tickets and manage event registrations online easily. Find out more.
30/04/2018 12:39:00

Member benefits

Parentkind works to engage more parents in more schools in more ways, doing more good for the education of children. We help PTAs on the ground and support parent participation in schools and educatio...
26/04/2018 13:28:00

Our partner offers

We work with companies who offer significant benefits to our members, helping them raise more money for their children's schools and to engage better with them. Through partnerships, we are able to p...
25/04/2018 17:33:00

Helping your child get the most out of everyday experiences

With having a child with autism and anxiety who had not only 'switched off' from learning, but become phobic about school and anything that smacked of being taught, I was initially limited as to what ...
24/04/2018 14:19:00

Stuck On You

Do you want a sweet fundraiser that won’t rot your teeth? Look no further than Stuck On You!
24/04/2018 09:37:00


Parentkind has teamed up with the country's premier food wholesaler Booker Group. Booker Group operates through the Booker and Makro brands and is the UK's leading food wholesaler seeking to provide c...
23/04/2018 14:22:00

How we reward our staff

​As a charity, we recognise the importance of being open and transparent about the way we use our income. It is especially important to us that all employees are treated in a fair and positive manner,...
23/04/2018 10:19:00

Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC)

Parentkind are excited to announce that MPLC are working with us to provide our members with an exclusive discount on their film licences. Film nights are a great tried and tested fundraiser that...
20/04/2018 16:55:00

Booker / Makro Q&As

All your questions answered about the exclusive Booker benefit for members. 
20/04/2018 16:49:00

Community Donations

Information on how to approach local businesses to help with raising funds for your PTA. The local business community could potentially be a valuable source of additional funding and support for yo...
18/04/2018 14:32:00

Classlist - The UK’s most popular app for school parent-to-parent communication.
17/04/2018 15:17:00

Online Community

In addition to the information on our website, and in our fortnightly newsletter, Parentkind members can access our online community of 14,000 PTAs around the country via Facebook and Twitter. Use Fa...
16/04/2018 14:54:00

Information for all the team

Once the key contact is signed up for access to the website, it's also a great idea to encourage other members of your PTA or Friends Association also to sign up for access to Parentkind, A...
16/04/2018 14:51:00

Primary School Places Offer Day

The vast majority of parents will be offered school places on Monday 16th April. In England that is 600,000 families eagerly or anxiously awaiting an email or letter from the local authority.
16/04/2018 09:55:00
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