Parent Teacher Association
Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to the Springmead Parent Teachers Association (PTA) page!
The PTA is a passionate group of parents and staff whose mission 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 purchase items directly or donate monies for a specific purpose.
If you have a child at the school or are a member of staff that automatically makes you a member of the PTA. We are always looking for support, if you would like to get involved in helping us plan and host events, please get in touch via the PTA e-mail, PTA@springmead.herts.sch.uk. 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 2021/2022
Chris Gearing – Chair
Vice Chair - Vacant
Suzie Keedle – Treasurer
Emma Gearing – Secretary
Jessie Hollett & Sam Funnell – Media and Communications
Mrs Todd – Deputy Headteacher (co-opted)
With IT playing such an important part in our children’s education, the school is currently looking to make significant improvements to their ICT suite. The PTA are supporting this with a large donation towards the costs involved. In addition to this the PTA are also looking to purchase new musical instruments to significantly improve the quality of music lessons taught in the school.
Our target for the 2021 / 2022 academic year is to donate £11,500 towards these two projects.
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 given us the opportunity to review our events, improve and grow on our successful ones and also introduce new and exciting activities. We now host a full calendar of events throughout the year focusing on bringing the school community together and having fun to raise funds for our school.
Some of the events planned for later this year are:
The Grand Summer Raffle – July 2021
Camp Springmead – 9th /10th July 2022
Annual Fireworks display – 6th November 2022
More events will be advertised 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 prize varying in value but normally around £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
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