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Managing your PTA

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


AGMs and EGMs

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

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.

PTA Problems: Am I being unreasonable...

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We asked counsellor Rona Waldon-Saunders for her advice on some common PTA problems

Beat fundraising fatigue

Beat fundraising fatigue

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

Better PTA buying

How to make the right choices when it comes to PTA buying

Charity trustee FAQs

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All committee members are trustees of a PTA, but what responsibilities do charity trustees have?

PTA committee roles and responsibilities

A role on the PTA committee is an exciting opportunity, but what exactly do the ‘chair’, ‘treasurer’ and ‘secretary’ do?

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!

FAQs on AGMs

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

FAQs charity banking

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

FAQs charity governance

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

FAQs data protection

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

FAQs DBS checks

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

Get your PTA on Facebook

Facebook is our PTA+ community's favourite social channel and an excellent way to build support. We explore pages and groups to discover what is right for you.

Handover pack

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

GDPR: What PTAs need to know!

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The new GDPR came into force in May 2018, but how do the regulations affect your PTA fundraising? Here's what you need to know.

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...

Other committee roles

Allocating jobs outside the main PTA committee roles gives more people the chance to take part, and is especially helpful when you’re struggling to find volunteers.

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.

Improve PTA meetings

How to encourage more people to attend and improve PTA meetings.

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

Your start-of-year checklist

Prioritise your tasks your get your PTA fundraising off to a flying start this autumn.

Hold a successful AGM

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An Annual General Meeting (AGM) gives PTA members a chance to review the past year and vote in a new committee. Here’s what you need to know.

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.

Social media do's and don'ts

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The pros and cons of operating PTA social media accounts.

Reaching out to volunteers

Widen the net when recruiting volunteers and take advantage of the valuable skills available in your community.

Make your PTA greener

How to introduce environmental thinking throughout your PTA without overwhelming your committee.

Coronavirus information for PTAs

What can PTAs and Friends Associations do about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Subscription services for unlikely homeschoolers

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Companies offering free trials due to school closures

Free resources for unlikely homeschoolers

Free resources available to support home learning during school closures

Waste not Wednesday – tips for eco-friendly PTAs

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Eco-friendly fixes and sustainable solutions to help your PTA go green

Don't get overwhelmed

PTAs can find themselves under pressure to take on multiple projects and ideas.The Self-Esteem Team tells us how to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

Online PTA meetings

While holding work meetings and social get-togethers online has become the norm for many of us, would it work for your PTA?

PTA health check

Covid-19 forced PTAs to cancel events and put plans on hold. We look at what’s happened since then and what steps PTAs can take to get back up and running.

The benefits of co-chairing

We asked PTA co-chairs to explain why sharing responsibilities works for them.

Online AGM FAQs

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Advice for holding your PTA's Annual General Meeting