Autumn 2023

Autumn 2023

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A PTA’s path is rarely straight. So, to help you on your journey, we’ve created a dedicated section in the autumn 2023 issue: Find your PTA path. Navigate the fundamentals in the PTA Handbook, where we take you from starting a PTA to finding the answers to your most frequently asked questions. Ready for the next steps? Read our PTA Explorers Guide, where charity development manager Pamela Walker highlights the benefits of working with local communities. If you’re looking for a fundraising project, a sensory room is a great way to foster a supportive culture in your school, benefiting not just those with special needs but also students dealing with anxiety, bereavement, bullying, or illness. For those already hearing Christmas bells, we’ve got Christmas fair success stories and ideas on how to revamp your festive food. Discover all this and more in the autumn 2023 issue of PTA+ magazine.

Roundup: Allotment investment bears fruit, raffle lowdown, pianos for schools and more

My PTA life: A chair shares her memories of 24 years on the PTA

Start a PTA: Our ten-page special begins with a step-by-step guide to the basics

Top ten FAQs: Your most common queries, answered

Chair a better meeting: Make the best use of your time – and everyone else’s

Low-cost and no cost fundraisers: How to bring in some funds without spending a fortune

Explore your options: Launch a successful project that extends beyond the school gates

‘We set an ambitious target for our new pitch – and met it in under a year’

‘Our regular giving scheme means we can plan ahead’

Meet the funder: South Downs National Park Authority

Hotspot: Creating a sensory room doesn’t need to break the bank

‘Our laser light show lit up the community’

All the fun of the fair: Take some inspiration from these festive success stories

Sip and swirl for the PTA: Explore the world of wine with an event just for grown-ups

Food glorious food: Whet your appetite with these tasty treats to sell at your festive events

PTA top buys: Feed curiosity in the classroom and the playground

Winning workshops: Bring science, technology, engineering, art and maths to life

After the event: Finish these last few jobs and you’re done!


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