Find out how PTA-UK works with
headteachers, governors, local authority personnel and other to
provide support for all forms of PTA to maximise the benefit they
provide to schools.
Teachers value PTAs
All teachers value their school having a PTA and most place a
very high value on their school having some form of home-school
association. These are the findings of a representative study
conducted by the National Foundation of Educational Research (NFER)
on behalf of PTA-UK with 2,000 teachers. However, the study also
found that nearly a quarter of schools don't have an active
PTA-UK works extensively with teachers, governors and local
authorities to support PTAs to maximise the benefit they provide to
schools and to help PTA start up.
All about PTAs
Almost all PTAs undertake some form of fundraising, with
PTA-UK's members raising a staggering £100 million a year.
But they have a lot more to offer with increasing evidence of PTAs
providing events to help build the sense of community within
schools and helping parents become more involved in their
children's learning. Check out the All About PTAs section for
more information on how PTAs work, the benefits they provide and
what they have to offer to your school. Make sure to look at
PTA-UK's top tips for working with your PTA.
Stakeholder briefings are regularly published by PTA-UK for
headteachers, governors, school business managers and local
authority personnel offering support and guidance on working with
PTA-UK works in partnership with a range of key organisations to
maximise the support it provides to stakeholders. These
Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)
Association of School Business Managers (NASBM)
Governors Association (NGA)
PTA-UK membership starts at just £59 per year and offers a
comprehensive range of benefits. Importantly, this includes
support for PTAs to establish good governance and have a clear set
of rules by which the association is run. PTA-UK membership
includes a model constitution setting out a governance structure
based on charity law and best practice for PTAs. This is
pre-approved by the Charity Commission for England and Wales and
enables PTA-UK members to be fast tracked to charity
registration. The PTA-UK constitution is the most used model
in England and Wales.
If you would like to talk to the PTA-UK about setting up a PTA,
or how we can support your existing association, please contact Jane Galbraith, PTA-UK
membership development manager.