Resources, Advice & Support for Parents & Parent Councils/PTAs

Are you looking for information about supporting your child?

Do you need help with setting up or running your Parent Council or Parent Teacher Association?

Or do you have a question about a club you run or about organising an event?

Then you've come to the right place. Connect has a huge library of information leaflets, useful links, Frequently Asked Questions and resources to help parents and parent groups with everything from family learning, health and wellbeing, additional support for learning to Protection of Vulnerable Groups checks, child protection procedures, Parent Council/PTA constitutions and much, much more.

Use the search engine below or click on the headings below to see relevant resources. You can also see a list of our leaflets and resources here.

Individuals as well as parent organisations can use our resources - just check that your school is a Connect Member here

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This is a searchable directory of all Connect's resources and leaflets along with useful links and several Frequently Asked Questions. 

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Resources
  • 2* Membership Insurance
  • 3* Membership Insurance
  • 4* Membership Insurance
  • Extended Public Liability Record Form
  • Questionnaire for activity clubs and groups
  • An at-a-glance table of Connect Membership Insurance cover 2* to 4*
  • Employers' Liability Insurance Certificate
  • Connect Group Insurance Upgrade from 3* to 4* 2018-2019
  • Members' Information and Training Sessions
  • Connect Member Application Form
  • Connect Membership Certificate 2018-2019
  • For Connect Members: AGM Agenda, Directors' Nominations and Voting Form
  • FAQs
  • Can teenagers help at our after-school football club?
  • Does a member of the PC/PTA have to be present in the hall during after-school club sessions?
  • Our Parent Council coordinates and manages clubs – are we classed as employers?
  • We’re planning to release sky lanterns (Chinese lanterns) at our event: does our insurance cover us?
  • We are holding a fundraising car wash – will our insurance cover damage to the cars?
  • Can we include stallholders in our insurance?
  • Can you tell us who holds ultimate responsibility for an event?
  • Does our Connect insurance cover us for a car boot sale?
  • Does our insurance cover us for damage to hired items?
  • Do we need insurance for pony rides at our summer fete?
  • Do health and safety regulations stop us accepting food for PC/PTA events?
  • Does our Public Liability Insurance cover children for injury on bouncy castles?
  • Does our insurance cover us to employ someone for odd jobs?
  • Would our all risks insurance cover other groups wishing to borrow our equipment?
  • Will the disco DJ be covered by our Connect Membership insurance?
  • Leaflets
  • Guidelines for Pony Rides
  • Membership-linked Insurance Information for Connect Members
  • Connect Membership Leaflet 2018-2019
  • Resources
  • Extended Public Liability Record Form
  • Top Tips for Planning your Parent Council/PTA Event
  • Risk Assessment Policy Template for Parent Councils and PTAs
  • Inclusion Health Check: Support for Families with Money Worries
  • Parent Council Health Check - Social Events
  • Parent Council Health Check - Money Matters
  • Leaflets
  • Guidelines for Bouncy Castles & Inflatables
  • Fundraising Ideas for Parent Councils and PTAs
  • Guidelines for the Parent Council/PTA Treasurer
  • Advertising and Sponsorship in Schools - Nine Things to Consider
  • More Ideas for Social and Fundraising Events for Parent Councils and PTAs
  • Social/Fundraising Ideas for the Autumn and Winter for your Parent Council/PTA
  • Social/Fundraising Ideas for the Spring and Summer for your Parent Council/PTA
  • Safety at Fundraising Events
  • Some Golden Rules of Catering for Parents Councils and PTAs
  • A Simple Guide to Risk Assessment for Parent Councils and PTAs
  • Running a Disco - Advice on Safe Practice
  • Guidelines for Pony Rides
  • Membership-linked Insurance Information for Connect Members
  • FAQs
  • Do we need a food hygiene certificate for a barbecue?
  • Does a member of the PC/PTA have to be present in the hall during after-school club sessions?
  • Can we sell home-made cakes or are we restricted by food safety regulations?
  • Our Parent Council coordinates and manages clubs – are we classed as employers?
  • We’re planning to release sky lanterns (Chinese lanterns) at our event: does our insurance cover us?
  • We are holding a fundraising car wash – will our insurance cover damage to the cars?
  • Can we include stallholders in our insurance?
  • Can you tell us who holds ultimate responsibility for an event?
  • Does our Connect insurance cover us for a car boot sale?
  • Does our insurance cover us for damage to hired items?
  • Do we need insurance for pony rides at our summer fete?
  • Do health and safety regulations stop us accepting food for PC/PTA events?
  • Does our Public Liability Insurance cover children for injury on bouncy castles?
  • Will the disco DJ be covered by our Connect Membership insurance?
  • FAQs about easyfundraising
  • Useful Links
  • Funding Scotland
  • National Lottery Awards for All Scotland
  • Prince’s Trust Community Cash Awards