Managing your PTA

Find out about the rules and regulations governing your PTA and get answers to your questions about running a successful association.


10 ways to start the year off right!

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It’s back to school with a bump, so here’s a whistle-stop guide to get you off to a flying start...

FAQs charity banking

Charity banking

The Charity Finance Group (CFG) answer queries on charity banking for PTAs.

FAQs charity governance

Charity governance

Confused about charity registration and governance? Look no further... the Charity Commission answers your PTA queries.

FAQs DBS checks

DBS checks

When do PTA volunteers need DBS checks (formerly CRB)? The team at Safe Network offer some guidance.

FAQs on AGMs


Everything a PTA needs to know about planning an Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Handover pack

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Handing over detailed notes about every aspect of running your PTA will be invaluable for future committee members.

Agreeing a wishlist

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Deciding how to spend your hard-earned PTA £££s? Create a strategy for how wishlists and school funding projects should be agreed.

Join your county PTA Facebook Group!

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Embrace the power of social media with our 60 regional Facebook groups - the perfect place to swap ideas and advice with schools and PTAs in your local area.

FAQs data protection

Using email and text to communicate with parents? How diligent are you about data protection?

AGMs and EGMs

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Frazzled about the upcoming AGM, or want to learn more about what an EGM is?

Succession planning

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Good succession planning is vital to the ongoing success of your PTA, so identify any upcoming gaps early and put out specific appeals for help.

GDPR: What you need to know!

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The GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018, but how do they affect your PTA? Here's what you need to know.

How can your school and PTA work better together?

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Everyone benefits when the PTA forms a close working relationship with the Head and school staff

Safeguard your PTA cash

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By being prepared, you can avoid dishonesty and risk at your PTA events and keep your cash safe!

Beat fundraising fatigue

Beat fundraising fatigue

How to make the most of your activities without overwhelming your volunteers and supporters

Let's get digital!

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How do you promote PTA events? Creating digital posters to share via social media has never been easier...