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
Meet the funder: South Downs National Park Authority
Hotspot: Creating a sensory room doesn’t need to break the bank
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!