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PTA Spotlight on: Positive Emotional Wellbeing

by PTAsocial in April 21, 2017

It is well known that there’s increasing pressure on schools to perform well and encourage their pupils to succeed. However, it’s only in recent years that the huge correlation between pupil attainment and emotional wellbeing has really been made. Studies have shown that children who are happy and feel good about themselves are more engaged [...]

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PTA Spotlight on… Father’s Day

by PTAsocial in April 13, 2017

Okay so it may be several months away (Sunday 18th June 2017 FYI), but a little forward planning never hurt, right? So, with 9 weeks to go, now is a great time to start thinking about what your PTA could do to celebrate the male role models in your children’s lives. Whether it is a [...]

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Friday Treat Days – Making healthy choices FUN

by PTAsocial in April 7, 2017

Plenty of parents and kids like to wind down after a long week with an after-school treats, and eager to accommodate and take the opportunity to raise some funds, many schools and PTAs run regular Friday tuck shops which offer a wide variety of tasty goodies including sweets, cakes, biscuits and even ice cream. A [...]

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Summer Fayre: planning and preparation

by PTAsocial in March 30, 2017

It is now officially British Summertime, although in many towns and cities across the country it may not quite feel like it yet! PTAs often find that a Summer Fayre is a great community event, as well as a good way to raise much needed funds for their school. However, throwing one together at the [...]

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Easter Fundraising Ideas

PTA Spotlight on: Easter Fundraisers

by PTAsocial in March 4, 2017

This year, Easter Sunday falls on 16th April, but most schools break up around the end of March for their Easter break. So if your PTA is planning Easter activities, now’s a good time to get stuff sorted. Here’s a run-down of some fab ideas shared by PTAs. (Get in touch with your ideas too!) [...]

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Red Nose Day Fundraising Ideas for your PTA

PTA Spotlight On: Red Nose Day Fundraising

by PTAsocial in February 26, 2017

Comic Relief, otherwise known as Red Nose Day, was founded in 1985 and continues to be one of two high-profile charity telethon events in the UK each year. Red Nose Day was created in response to famine in Ethiopia and continue to raise much needed funds to help tackle poverty and injustice in the UK [...]

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PTA Spotlight on: PTA Enrichment Programs

by PTAsocial in February 20, 2017

One of the greatest assets of any PTA is your volunteer force. Yes, they can support the super work that you do by helping at events. However, many PTAs are packed with volunteers with specific skills - so make the most of them with PTA Enrichment Programs While fundraising events are the bread and butter [...]

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Give Mums a break this Mother's Day!

PTA Spotlight on: Mother’s Day

by PTAsocial in February 10, 2017

Being a mum is a tough job, even on the best days. Whether you are a working mum, a stay-at home mum, have one kid or a whole tribe of small people keeping you busy -- being a mum can sometimes feel like a thankless task. Thankfully someone came up with the concept of Mother’s [...]

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Valentine's Day Ideas for your PTA

PTA Pins & Tweets: Valentine’s Day Ideas

by PTAsocial in February 6, 2017

Love is in the air - can you feel it? For many PTAs, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to run a themed event. From Valentine’s card sales to cupcake stalls and discos, there is no better time to get involved and spread the love. Still seeking inspiration for your event? As always, we’ve done [...]

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Headteacher view: Teens and Tech

by PTAsocial in January 29, 2017

This blog post was contributed by Mike Buchanan, Headteacher of Ashford school and current Chair of the Headmasters & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC). This article first appeared in the Telegraph. As parents, we all know that keeping our children safe is primarily our responsibility. Most cyber bullying takes place out of school hours and these tips [...]

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