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 Tips on good governance, securing support and harnessing volunteers


Managing your PTA Welcome!


For more ideas and advice


for welcoming new families to your school, go to pta.co.uk and type ‘welcome’ into the search bar.


BOOSTING SUPPORT:


New parent welcome packs Starting school can be an intimidating time for new starters, but it can be just as daunting for their parents. The moral support of those who know all the ins and outs of the school is invaluable, so be there to offer support and advice,  


about welcome packs, but these are  send out ‘starting school’ packs in the summer term, so ask whether  included with the school’s information. 


highlight to new starters just how   have a lot of demands on their time, so       


quotes, humour and photos of people  important things to include are:  with an endorsement from the Head. Recent events and amounts raised. Resources or educational experiences    to social media pages, where relevant.  members and class reps (consider   Details on how parents can get involved, e.g. volunteering, joining the committee, getting match-funding    Details of upcoming fundraising  


 


    school clothes, lunchboxes, etc. 


welcome pack and make it accessible   group or the school website. This is also a good time to invite


 be planning for the summer or autumn terms, whether it’s the summer fair or a ‘tea and tissues’ get-together on the  


  


  will be eager to keep a close link with   


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