Successful parent-school partnerships are key to supporting a child’s education. What part does your PTA play in this?
Your PTA works hard to build community spirit and raise funds for your school. It is also instrumental in developing links between the teachers, school parents and the local community.
PTAsocial enables forward-thinking schools to increase parental involvement. Building a stronger communication channel paves the way for engaging with parents more effectively.
Get our PTA website and communication tool now and your school will reap the benefits.
Involving parents is essential before trying to engage parents in home and school learning. Your PTA is all about collaboration, engagement and community building. What better partner to help your school “engage parents in supporting pupils’ achievement, behaviour and safety” [OFSTED 2012 Framework] ?
PTAsocial has been designed specifically for PTAs to more effectively engage with parents. It is inclusive, easy to use and tailored to the needs of the parent community.
It provides a simple way for the whole school to plan events together online and get to know each other. We give parents everything they need all in one place, easily accessible via the school website. Unlike other parent communication tools, we give parents the flexibility to choose what they want to hear about, how they get involved, and take away barriers by making it easy to contribute to school life.
PTAsocial offers a new approach to communication and enables increased parental engagement in school and PTA activities.Jeremy Loukes, Headteacher, Fleetville Junior School, St Albans (2002-2013)
We asked Jeremy Loukes, Headteacher of Fleetville Junior School, St Albans (2002-13) to look at and review the PTAsocial application. He said:
“Parenting today is about being in touch even whilst on the move. The PTAsocial application makes it easier for schools to communicate with the parent body and is aligned with the technologies that parents are familiar with.
Schools today are continually reflecting on how best to communicate with parents. Technology is changing all the time and e-safety is a concern. The PTAsocial application is a secure private network that allows schools and parents to interact safely. It enables busy working parents to get involved at their own convenience, to contribute as and when they are able and to fit around their various time commitments.
The PTAsocial application addresses many of the issues facing schools and PTAs today. It offers a new approach to communication and enables increased parental engagement in school and PTA activities.”
PTAsocial offers a private social network and messaging system that means news and photos can be shared securely, without compromising the privacy of teachers’ personal social network accounts.
How supportive is your school of the PTA’s efforts? Are you using school photocopiers, taking up valuable office staff and teacher time sending emails, printing flyers and distributing them in book bags?
PTAsocial will save your school budget by increasing your staff productivity and giving your PTA the independence they need to thrive, strengthening your parent and teacher community and raising more funds for your school.
There is a free version, supported by advertising from local businesses and family-focused brands, or you can choose to pay a modest annual fee to remove adverts.
PTAsocial makes life easier for school parents to connect and collaborate online. It also brings in the “social” elements of social media, allowing messaging and adds some fun and light-hearted features. Your school community can be connected safely without having to share email addresses or become friends on Facebook.
Flexible messaging and notifications mean they don’t get blasted with unwanted emails, and any time they do want to take a peek at what’s going on, or offer to help — it’s in their pocket, just a click away.
PTAs work really hard to build community spirit and raise funds for the school, but they can always do with a helping hand. PTAsocial does exactly that, by taking care of the mundane and time-consuming task of volunteer coordination.
It’s the perfect tool to allow PTAs to thrive by focusing on the creative and social side of organising events, and keeping a finger on the community’s pulse with interactive messaging.
It ticked all the right boxes for us: a stress free approach to planning an event; instant communication with their parents and a detailed outline plan of what is needed to make the event a success.
Annelie Binks, Chair
Friends of Quinton Primary, West Midlands
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