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Welcome


As 2020 showed us, dealing with change can be a challenge, and even the recent positive news means we’re not done yet. Of course, it will take time for Covid restrictions to be lifted, but I hope that as winter turns to spring, we can gather with families and friends once more. It’s been remarkable and inspiring to see how PTAs have adapted to altered circumstances by using their supporters’


skills in new ways. Discover how two PTAs did just that on p11. If you need to brainstorm ideas for this term, or if your PTA is just getting back up and running again, look no further than our mindmap on p14, then turn to p50 for spring term event ideas. When you’re busy juggling home, work and school, it’s hard to fi nd the time to look at the bigger picture. With this in mind, we asked experts from the charity sector for their help. Read their advice on p20. We didn’t choose to experience lockdown, but there is a way that time can offer you a trade: use the knowledge you’ve gained to make positive choices this year about what you want to start doing, what you will stop doing and what you’ll continue to do. By learning from experience, you and your PTA can emerge smarter, wiser and stronger.


Enjoy the term,


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Editor: Carol Rogerson carol.rogerson@communityinspired.co.uk


Staff writer: Heather Park heather.park@communityinspired.co.uk


Resources editor: Emma Griffi n emma.griffi n@communityinspired.co.uk


Sub editor: Katie Wyartt Design: Stuart Crowhurst Admin assistant: Sarah Everson Accounts support: Roz Smith


Advertising: Richard Manville richard.manville@communityinspired.co.uk Tel: 01342 718679


Thank you to all the PTA members who have shared their stories and tips.


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