Your Autumn Events

Your Autumn PTA events and fundraisers:

by PTAsocial in October 11, 2017

It’s so much fun checking out what PTAs all over the country (or the world) get up to in the Autumn. Take a look at some of these inspiring ideas shared on social media in previous years... Grange Park Prep School held a Monster Ball: More Monster Ball Madness #gpps #g rangeparkprepschool #halloween #PTA— [...]

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Chair your first PTA Meeting

How to chair your first PTA meeting

by PTAsocial in September 17, 2017

Whether you are a seasoned pro or a veritable virgin at public speaking, chairing your first PTA meeting can be a nerve-wracking experience. There might even be a case of personality clash on the committee, adding to your apprehension. Getting bums on seats is only part of the challenge when it comes to PTA meetings [...]

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First Day of School - Nemo

Helping your child prepare for starting a new school

by PTAsocial in August 31, 2017

Whether your child is about start school for the very first time, or they are older and transferring to a new school this September, it can be a very daunting time for them (and you!). Starting a new place of education can significantly affect a child’s emotional wellbeing, as well as their social development and [...]

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PTA Summer Fair roundup 2017

Your Summer Fairs 2017

by PTAsocial in July 21, 2017

It’s been another busy summer for PTAs across the country, and hopefully the warm weather has brought out the crowds (and the cash!) to your event this year. We’ve compiled a few of the highlights from summer 2017 for our latest blog - see if your school made it onto the list! Bracken Lane School [...]

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Dr Evil says welcome

Helloooooo new school starters!

by PTAsocial in July 6, 2017

With just a few weeks left until the end of another academic year, your PTA is probably looking forward to winding down for the summer. But, before you put down your diaries, kick off your sandals and relax with a glass of Pimms, there is one more thing you to consider… what are your plans [...]

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Fidget spinner in action

PTA spotlight on… fidget spinners and sensory aids

by PTAsocial in June 20, 2017

Over the years there have been many ‘fads’ seen on school playgrounds – remember Pogs? Slap bracelets? The comeback of yoyos? And who can forget the beloved Tamagotchi? More recently Match Attax cards and Shopkins have been snuck into school bags and pockets of kids up and down the country. However, the latest craze has [...]

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Everybody get on the bus!

School Holiday Activities

by PTAsocial in June 9, 2017

While the holidays provide a nice break from the monotony of the daily school run, if your kids feel the constant need to be entertained, it can be a relief when they finally get to bed! via GIPHY Finding enough activities to fill the days can be tricky for even the most organised parent. Getting [...]

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Family Summer Holiday

Term Time Holidays – where do you stand?

by PTAsocial in June 1, 2017

The subject of term time holidays for families has been BIG news lately. This is primarily thanks to a recent court case covered in the media about a parent defending his right to take his child out of school during term time to go on a family holiday. He refused to pay the fine imposed [...]

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PTA spotlight on School Leavers

PTA Spotlight: School Leavers

by PTAsocial in May 10, 2017

Summer term marks the last leg of the journey for pupils in their final year of school - those who are ready to leave and/or move on to the next part of their education. Many schools choose to mark the transition by looking back on the time that the pupils spent there, and celebrating their [...]

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Calm Blue Ocean - mantra

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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