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Welcome to the new school year. For this issue, we've asked PTAs what they've done differently since the pandemic began and what works well for them. Discover how some PTAs have raised money despite the challenges, find ideas for events for this term and for the festive season. Plus AGMs, grants and school anniversaries. Read it now!

News: New fundraising schemes and ideas

Diary of a PTA secretary: An account of a term of fundraising

Setting your sights high: A school in Alderley Edge set an ambitious target – and met it, thanks to the local community

Giveaways: A chance to win resources for your school

Roundup: Matchbox challenges, TEN lowdown and more

COVER FEATURE Lessons from the pandemic: How things have changed for PTAs – and they’re not going back

Brush up your speech skills: How your words can inspire

10 reasons to join the PTA

Annual general meetings: Everything you need to know

‘A £10,000 grant helped us start a family bicycle library’

A guide to bid writing: How to make sure your grant application hits the mark

Season of goodwill: Raise funds with recipe books, baubles, tea towels and more

School anniversaries: A big year can be a big money spinner

How an online wreath-making workshop was a lockdown hit

Autumn events: As the nights draw in, use the season to your advantage with plenty of fundraising opportunities

‘Tis the season: From film nights to living advent calendars, we’re full of ideas for your big Christmas event

Frequently asked questions – risk assessments: All your questions answered

Building anti-racist spaces: Educating staff and pupils on the importance of inclusion

PTA top buys: Is panto season back? Oh yes it is!

Workshops: Focusing on diversity and inclusion

Worth sharing: Inspiring community tales

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