Beaufront Parent Teacher Association

The PTA is a non profit-making registered charity providing an opportunity for the parents to play an active role in supporting the school, staff and governors. Membership of the PTA is open to all parents, past parents and guardians of children attending the school, and school staff. There is no membership subscription.

The PTA’s objectives are “to further the education of the pupils of the school”, and we aim to achieve this by:

  • Bringing home and school closer together by encouraging liaison between parents (or guardians), governors and teachers and therefore encourage an exchange of ideas.
  • Promoting greater understanding by parents (and guardians) of the educational practices and facilities in which their children are involved.
  • Increasing the facilities available in the school over and above those supplied by the educational authorities taking such actions as may be necessary for the benefit of the school.

Officers and members of the committee are elected at the AGM and meet regularly throughout the year. The present committee and charity trustees are:

  • Eileen Daniel (Headteacher & PTA President)
  • Michelle Rivkin (Chair)
  • Diane Lowdon (Vice-Chair)
  • Sarah Haigh (Secretary)
  • Ali Anderson (Vice-Secretary)
  • Gavin Sewell (Treasurer)
  • Louise Atkinson (PTA Teaching Representative)
  • Emily Gibson, Anita Kiss & Beth Innes (Committee Support members)

The PTA is for everyone and you should feel able to contribute in your own preferred way, for example by attending meetings or by volunteering for particular events.

Michelle
Hello, I’m Michelle. I am very excited to take on the challenge of raising as much funds as possible for Beaufront PTA. I have a wealth of fundraising experience with raising money for my son Sammy at Hexham Priory and hope to use some of these skills to at Beaufront. I have four children; Sammy who is at Hexham Priory, Sophie in year 1 here at Beaufront, Hollie who will be joining Reception in the Summer and Jamie who will follow suit.  

Diane
Hi, I’m Diane Lowdon. I have a son Harvey in year 2 and my daughter will be hopefully starting Reception in September 2018. In the past I have helped at different events at school and feel it’s time I took on more of an involved role so I have put myself forward as Vice Chair in the PTA to work within a team of other parents.

Sarah
Over the past couple of years, I have helped with various events at Beaufront and have been involved in the PTA as much as I possibly could with a new baby and renovating a house. Now things have settled, I am ready to help as much as I can and help raise as much money as possible  for our fabulous school. I currently have a Son Harry in year 2, a younger son who will join reception in 2019 and a daughter who will join in 2020. 

Ali
Hello, my name is Ali Anderson and I am Mum to Poppy – Year 3, Teddy – Year 2, Harriet Year 1 and not forgetting Ollie, who is 2! I have been involved with the PTA in a variety of different capacities since Poppy started at Beaufront just over 3 years ago. I am looking forward to working with the PTA in a more ‘official’ capacity and am very happy to have such a great team of people to work alongside in our fabulous school.

The PTA is a registered charity (Charity number: 1104288) and is non profit-making. The committee members are trustees of the charity and take their responsibilities seriously.

Beaufront First School supports www.easyfundraising.org.uk – an easy way for retailers to donate commission to our school PTA for purchases made online by you.