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.
Download our parents' questionnaire to find out which events parents would like to attend, what skills they have and how they can support you.
Welcome new starters
With a fresh set of families joining your school in September, what can your PTA do to make them feel welcome?
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.
Back to school essentials
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.
New parent welcome packs
10 top tips for approaching local businesses
10 ways to boost parental support
A lack of volunteers is the single, biggest issue for most PTAs. We've put together these simple steps to help you harness more support.
How do you thank your volunteers?
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...
Grandparents are great!
Reach out to grandparents to up the manpower on your PTFA. Not only can they help bolster volunteer numbers, they bring a wealth of experience!
This charming poem, much-loved by our PTA+ Facebook community, is sure to convince potential volunteers to step forward and help.
Class rep systems are great for engaging parents, boosting support and sharing the workload within your PTA!
Money isn’t everything!
Beyond fundraising, a PTA can bring value to the school and wider community in different and unexpected ways
Get your Head in the game!
How game is your Head?
Creating a PTA logo
How to write letters to businesses
If you have a fair, fete or raffle coming up, contacting commercial companies is a great way to ask for prizes or sponsorship.
Reach out to the community with these PTA events
PTAs share their accounts of inspiring events that brought their communities together, treated pupils and did more than raise money.
Should I join the PTA?
Before you join the PTA, find out what it does, how it's run and what you might be asked to volunteer for.