BLAKEHILL PARENTS & TEACHERS ASSOCIATION - PTFA
Chairpersons - Coleen Watson and Kelly Hildreth
Secretary - Coleen Watson
Marketing and advertising - Jade Waddington
Treasurer - Julie Bedford
Who are we?
The Blakehill PTFA is a group of parents, teachers and friends of the school, who meet informally in the school staffroom, usually once a month.
What do we do?
We raise money to support school in making our children’s school lives better, and enhance their learning. In the past some of the things we have helped school with is raising enough money to ensure every classroom has an interactive white board, a set of 16 iPads, developing the outdoor play provision, books for guided reading and supplement books in the school library. We bought an outdoor library in 2019 and have helped to subsidise school visits. We provide a present for every child when they leave the school in year 6 and we provided the lighting equipment for the school drama club.
How do we do it?
We hold a school disco every term, a Christmas fair and a Summer fair. We usually run a Mother's Day shop, a Father's Day shop and have in the past held a fashion show. There are many events to get involved in will 100% of the profits dedicated to the pupils at Blakehill.
Some of our past events include the Christmas fair which raised over £1200, the school disco which raised over £600, the Xmas bauble competition and the Christmas quiz.
How can I get involved?
All these events require a lot of planning, and any time that you think you may be able to spare, would be greatly appreciated. At Christmas parents helped to wrap the Santa presents for the children, the gifts for the surprise gift shop, they provided homemade baking for the fair and donated tombola items etc. Parents helped to run the stalls during the fair, or helped to sell sweets and crisps at the school disco.
Although being a PTFA member does mean giving up some of your precious spare time, it is a great way to meet other parents, teachers and support your child during their time at Blakehill, it can also be a lot of fun!
If you want to know more about our PTFA events.... Find us on facebook! Blakehill PTFA has its own page where we share information and photos of events.
- a class set of ipads
- picnic benches for KS2 playground
- funded a whole school pantomime - Aladdin
- friendship benches for KS2 playground
- a visit and whole school workshops from Punjabi Roots
- leavers' hoodies for year 6 pupils