Thursday 15 July 2021

Having A Successful School Relationship

 There is no denying that a PTA (parent-teacher association) group is a great way to support your child’s school.

And tt’s - apparently - a well-known fact that schools with the most involvement from parents tend to score highly in terms of pupil exam pass rates.

Certain schools in certain areas of the world don’t get much government funding, so it’s often up to each of them to fundraise so the pupils can enjoy a better standard of education.

With that in mind a whole lot of parents are undoubtedly keen to help improve both their child’s education and the education of other pupils.

One way to achieve this goal is to joining and support your school’s PTA group.

The following are some practical ways to help...

~ Help to Organise Field Trips and Days Out...

One of the best ways of keeping pupils engaged is by having a change of scenery. For example, a field trip arranged with a student travel company to a favourite location can help little ones appreciate nature and landmarks surrounded by history.

Similarly, a fun day out at an amusement park can be a fab treat for children that have studied hard during term time. While it’s a fun idea, it’s also a way to motivate kids into continuing to give their best work as often as possible during lessons.

Make It Easy for Your Group to Communicate...

There’s no denying the COVID-19 pandemic has put the brakes on many things people can do - such as meeting up socially.

Lockdown restrictions have effectively shut down any face-to-face meetings for school meetings of any kind.

Still, there are other ways groups can communicate and meet. For instance, online group video meeting services like Zoom is super popular and easy to navigate.

Plus, having a WhatsApp group for messaging and sharing files can be helpful as members don’t need to even be near a computer.

Help to Organise Volunteers...

When your school needs to run fundraising events or set up other events you will undoubtedly need volunteers to help.

If you know you can spare the time, one way to help your school is by assigning yourself the job of volunteer organiser. Again, you can use smartphone-based apps or Internet video services to manage everyone and keep everyone up-to-date.

Make It Fun...

A PTA isn’t just about raising money for your school. You should also foster the social element of your group and make the experience fun as well as serious. Members could take it in turns to host social get-togethers where the children get involved too.

Social events can include family quizzes, barbecues, or even some time at the local leisure centre.

Aim to Have Year Reps...

Last but not least, you could help organise new members for the PTA that represent each year group at your school. Doing so helps raise issues experienced in one year group that can get helped by others, for instance.

And at the end of the day - simply have fun...

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