Articles tagged with: fundraising

Do we need a PIPA test for our bouncy castle?

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?

Do we need a food hygiene certificate for a barbecue?

Does our public liability insurance cover children for injury on bouncy castles?

Do we need background checks (PVGs) on possible members of the Parent Council?

Our store cupboard has been raided by rodents. Does all risks insurance cover this sort of damage?

Sports day at Cortachy Primary School

No summer would be complete without a school sports’ day and in this field Cortachy Primary School never fails. Not the sunniest Friday afternoon June could offer for the event this year but only grey clouds presented themselves to the gathering, and mercifully no rain.  It would require a great deal more to ever dampen […]

Organising Social & Fundraising Events

This session has been designed to answer the questions we are asked most frequently on this topic. It gives you an opportunity to pick up new ideas but also to learn about running events safely and efficiently, with information on everything from insurance to money handling. If you would like to register for this event […]

Media issues for September 2014

Child Protection Postgraduate certificate from NSPCC Scotland and Stirling University wants to equip practitioners for the reality of their work. (Guardian, 01/09/2014) Religion SCOTLAND’S denominational schools would be given constitutional protection in the event of independence, an SNP Government minister has claimed. (Herald Scotland, 15/09/2014) Health A hundred schools across Scotland are attempting to drive […]

Guide to easyfundraising

Guide to easyfundraising SPTC has recently partnered up with easyfundraising to create an easy and effective tool for our members to raise money for parent groups. easyfundraising is the UK’s leading good-cause shopping site and has so far raised £6 million for UK charities. The way it works is simple: online retailers sign up with […]

Backchat: Issue No. 133, May 2014

In this issue: Independence Referendum No Named Person Conference Scottish Learning Festival – Date Confirmed easyfundraising RespectMe SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM  As a parent-led organisation, working with teachers, we recognise the significant opportunity presented by this year’s referendum to both pupils and teaching staff. Young people aged 16 and 17 will be able to take part […]

Organising Social & Fundraising Events, Edinburgh

For more information about this session please click here If you would like to register for this event then please drop us an email at or call us on 0131 474 6199 and let us know your name, school and contact details. All training sessions  are  free of charge but we need to have an idea of […]

Easyfundraising – how to promote your page!

Sounds obvious but make sure all parents are aware of the page! Easyfundraising is a fantastic and easy tool but it won’t do any good if parents don’t use it! Create a flier with simple instructions of how to sign up and make sure this is delivered to every single parent. Think outside the box […]

Organising Social & Fundraising Events, Loanhead

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Organising Social & Fundraising Events, Glasgow

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SPTC Partnership with easyfundraising helps PC/PTAs raise free funds

SPTC has teamed up with easyfundraising to help provide members with a free, highly effective tool to raise money for their PC/PTAs. easyfundraising is the UK’s leading good-cause shopping site, and it has helped charities and good causes raise over £6 million while shopping online. This includes an impressive £1.5 million raised solely by educational […]

Petition to help protect funding for Scotland’s children and young people

As you will be aware Scottish Government funding for Scotland’s 32 local authorities is set to be slashed for the next two years, with a real terms reduction of £624 million by 2015-16. This is on top of an 89% increase of those with additional support needs in Scotland since 2010, with figures now standing […]

The role of the Parent Council/PTA Treasurer

Download the PDF here   Guidelines for the Parent Council/PTA Treasurer Although all PC/PTA committee members are responsible for the management of funds, the Treasurer has the important role in helping everyone to carry out these duties properly.  The Treasurer can be anyone on the committee (or a paid clerk for the Parent Council).  The […]