PTAs are often known as parent, friend and teacher associations, or PTFAs, or other similar names. This reflects that in some communities, these organisations include extended family members and other members of the community, as well as parents and teachers.
Some of the advice in this article comes from Parentkind, a charity that aims to develop co-operation between school, home and other stakeholders, and provides insurance and policies for PTAs. Though it's a subscription service, some of its resources and guidance are free for non-members. Please note its inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from The Key.
PTAs can provide plenty of benefits for schools
Raising money for the school to contribute to resources and subsidise trips and extracurricular experiences among other things This can include direct fundraising through parents/carers, as well as match funding, and events such as raffles, cake sales and parent/carer socials PTAs can raise money directly for specific