Parent Teacher Association
Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to the Springmead Parent Teachers Association (PTA) pages. The PTA is a passionate group of parents and staff whose mission it is to raise funds to support the education and wellbeing of Springmead pupils. We organise many fundraising events throughout the school year and, in consultation with the school either donate monies for a specific purpose or purchase items directly that enhance the education and wellbeing of the pupils in the school.
If you have a child at the school or are a member of staff that automatically makes you a member of the PTA. If you would like to get involved in helping us plan and host events, please get in touch using the contact details below. Even if you can only spare a few hours a month, any help and new exciting ideas are always welcome.
Chris Gearing, PTA Chair
Meet the Committee
Chris Gearing – Chair
Sam Funnell – Vice Chair
Suzie Keedle – Treasurer
Emma Gearing – Secretary
Karen Carter – Media and Communications
Mrs Cayford – Headteacher (co-opted)
Springmead Business Manager – School Liaison (co-opted)
Due to the current pandemic there is a huge demand on IT resources in the school. To support the school with this demand the PTA have agreed to raise funds to enhance their IT provision, an extension of what was achieved last year. Funds will be used to purchase iPads which will allow more children access to e-learning platforms.
Our target for the 2020 / 2021 academic year is to donate £5,000 towards this project.
How do we raise money?
Over the past few years, we have held a number of popular events such as Christmas fairs, firework displays, quiz nights and school discos. The pandemic has unfortunately put a hold on most of our face-to-face events this year, however we hope to resume these when restrictions are lifted.
Events planned for later this year are (subject to Government restrictions):
The Grand Summer Raffle – July 2021
Springmead Fun Run – Date TBC
Camp Springmead - provisionally 3rd/4th July
More events may be added as we progress through the year.
We have launched a Springmead PTA Lottery!
Entry is easy by following the link below, tickets are only £1 per week for a minimum of 5 weeks. Drawn every Saturday @ 8pm there are 2 prizes, a national winner of £25,000 and a guaranteed Springmead School winner with a minimum prize of £20. The more players we have the higher the weekly Springmead prize will be. 40p from every £1 goes straight to Springmead PTA funds. Please remember the lottery is open to anyone so please pass this on to your friends and family.
Enter today, you never know the next prize could be yours! https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/springmead-pta
Do you shop on Amazon? If so, you could be raising funds for the PTA with every purchase you make. Amazon Smile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases directly to Springmead PTA. The donation made by Amazon is done at no extra cost to you. All you must do is register with Amazon Smile from a desktop browser via your account selecting SPRINGMEAD PTA as your chosen charity then shop via smile.amazon.co.uk. Once you are set up you can set smile up on your apps by visiting the amazonsmile section of the main drop-down menu. It really is that simple. Follow the link below for more information to sign up.
How we spend our money
Each year we set a fundraising target at our AGM. This will vary year on year depending on the needs of the School Community.
An example of some of the projects we have supported in recent years are:
£7,500 - Donated for the purchase of new IPADs
£717 – Purchase of Springmead sports kit.
£20,000 - Purchase of new climbing frame and gym equipment for playground
£8,100 – Purchase of play equipment
£19,750 – Installation of Astro Turf and alterations to outside classroom
£1,027 – New Reception Play area