About the PTA

About the PTA

The Belleville Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is one of many ways parents can get more involved in our thriving school community.

Traditionally PTAs are set up by parents to raise money to improve the school environment for our children and Belleville School PTA is no exception. Over the years we have raised many thousands of pounds, which have been spent on improving equipment and facilities in the school.

Support the school

Money raised by the PTA has helped fund new computers, music equipment, two new minibuses, the building of an art room and interactive white boards for every classroom. We support an Arts and Sports Fund, for activities that parents would like to see more resources provided for, which has funded equipment such as cameras.

Make friends

At Belleville we also believe that our PTA should have another function and that is to bring the children, staff and parents together socially. To this end we run a number of events starting with a picnic for the new children and parents before they even start in their Reception class, so that there are a few familiar faces on their first day at school.

Later on in the year we run a number of social events like a Disco for the parents, or a Disco for children leaving in Year 6, and some like the Summer Fair for the whole family. Most years we try something new, led by ideas from parents: like the Cinema Club, Fun Run or Beer Festival.

All these events are organised and run by volunteers. We have a team of about ten trustees at the heart of the operation who meet a couple of times a term in the evening. Some events are organised by trustees, others such as the Pampering Evening are organised by one or two parents who think it would be a nice thing to do.

Keep in touch

There is an Open Meeting each term when anyone can turn up to hear what is in the pipeline or suggest new ideas.

PTA Newsletters are circulated at least once every half term, it outlines what is going on and requests for help as needed. Each class has one or two parents acting as Class Reps who circulate PTA emails and look for people to help out at events as and when they are needed. You can check the PTA noticeboard and website for the latest information too. We also have a weekly email of classified ads within the school community, the Belleville Buzz e-newsletter features short adverts and notices relevant to the school community.

After that you can decide how much or how little you want to get involved: maybe you can bake a cake, sell some raffle tickets or help plan the Summer Fair. It is up to you, we hope you will come along and enjoy some events and the PTA will make yours and your children's time at Belleville that little bit more fun.

For general questions or feedback please contact us at bellevillepta@gmail.com.  The old email address bellevillepta@hotmail.co.uk is used for specific events and will be advertised accordingly.

Belleville PTA is a registered charity: 270097