Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Making a difference through fund raising for our school. Your child’s school needs you!
Beauclerc PTA has the aim of providing the school with many of the essentials and extras that would otherwise not be available from the annual school budget. Our main fundraising event of the year is the Summer Fayre, held in June. Many parents and teachers help out on the day manning stalls, making teas, firing up the BBQ and allowing themselves to be used for target practice! As in previous years, we raised £1500 on this event and this could not have been achieved without the great number of volunteers on the day.
All parents with children at Beauclerc are automatically members of the PTA, which is also a registered charity. Our function is mainly fundraising, but at Beauclerc we believe that it is also important to nurture and entertain our children through social and fun events as well as purely fundraising exercises.
The PTA functions with the voluntary help of many parents, grandparents and carers alike. We all use the skills and time we have however we can to make our events fun and enjoyable for the children and to ensure we make the most proceeds we can for the school.
When do we meet?
At the AGM we discuss how we did last year and agree on committee posts for the forthcoming year. Even if you do not want to join the committee, please do come along, it will give you a great opportunity to meet other parents and teachers. We will confirm the date of the AGM closer to the summer term.
When we return for the new academic year in September, a new parents’ evening gives new parents a chance to come and meet the existing PTA members. PTA meetings after this are published in the school’s diary of events and reminders are in the weekly newsletter. They generally take place at school, or at a local venue, in the evenings. If you are unsure about when the next meeting is, check our school website calendar.
What events are there?
This year, the PTA has run the following events:
- Grounds development days
- Guy Fawkes sponsored games
- Christmas Bazaar
- Christmas family disco
- After school cake sales
- Race night
- Easter parties
- Sponsored fun run
- Summer Fayre
- Family Summer BBQ
Our planned events for next year are shown in the school diary of events.
How Can I Help?
While the committee is responsible for the day to day running of the PTA, it would not be able to function without the help of parents who are not on the committee but provide their time and skills to help out on individual events.
In order to help you can do as little or as much as you are able to do. If you decide not to join the committee, you can still attend meetings and give your input on spending decisions. If you cannot attend meetings then you can volunteer your time to help out at any event.