If you need help getting parents involved in your PTA, we've got advice on how to recruit volunteers, class reps and new parents to your cause.
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Boost parental support
A lack of volunteers is the biggest bugbear for most PTAs, so we've put together these simple steps to help you harness more support.
We’ve created a questionnaire which your PTA can use to find out which events are of interest to parents, what skills they have and what support they could offer.
PTA support speech
When the Friends of Beacon Rise Primary gave a speech to encourage more parents to show their support, they had a great response. This is what they said...
PTA advice on support
Frustrated by a lack of support from parents? Don't give up! A recent thread on the PTA+ Facebook page yielded some fantastic advice...
We need your help!
Create a leaflet to explain to parents who makes up your PTA, what you do and why you need their help.
Grandparents are great!
Reaching out to grandparents to support your PTA can pay dividends. Not only can they help bolster volunteer numbers, they bring a wealth of experience!
Volunteering is good for you
Volunteering isn't just about raising funds for the school – getting involved in the PTA could have more benefits than you had banked on.
This charming poem, much-loved by our PTA+ Facebook community, is sure to convince potential volunteers to step forward to help.
Class rep systems are great for engaging parents, boosting support and sharing the workload within your PTA!
New parent welcome packs
Welcome new starters
With a fresh set of families joining your school in September, what can your PTA do to make them feel welcome?