Welcome to the Springmead Parent Teachers Association (PTA) page.
Who is the PTA?
Springmead PTA are a proud and enthusiastic group of voluntary parents and staff whose mission is to raise funds and to create an inviting, supportive community to support the education and wellbeing of Springmead pupils. Our fun events raise vital funds for school equipment or experiences benefiting and enriching pupils school life whilst some activities are to simply bring our community together and create happy memories for every child in the school.
Every parent, carer, and staff member of Springmead is automatically a member of Springmead PTA. You get to decide how active you would like to be within our community. There is always opportunity to get involved whether that be through volunteering your time, ideas, or voice to spread PTA news. We have members who support by donating prizes for raffles or services from the companies they work for. If you would like to get more active please speak with our friendly committee members below or you can get in touch via email PTA@springmead.herts.sch.uk
Meet your Springmead PTA Committee
Chair - Samantha Funnell (Yr4 parent)
Vice Chair - Vacancy
Treasurer - James Lacey (Yr2 parent)
Secretary - Claire Curtis (Yr1, Yr3 & Yr6 parent)
Plus, our many wonderful regular PTA contributors
School Reps – Deputy Head, Claire Todd & School Business Manager, Chris Gearing (both co-opted)
We have hosted fantastic events, including our extremely popular annual fireworks display, summertime Springmead Camp, adult quiz and race nights, raffles, children’s discos, scavenger hunts, nearly new uniform sales, after school doughnut/ice lolly sales plus much more!
We host a full calendar of events throughout the year, often revamping existing popular events or bringing in new event ideas.
We communicate our events via our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram, search ‘Springmead PTA’), word of mouth, school newsletter and our new portal on PTA-Events.
Sign up to our Springmead PTA Events Portal HERE!
We have a weekly Springmead PTA Lottery with two weekly prizes; a national winner of £25,000 and a guaranteed Springmead School winner with a prize pot usually around £20 (the more players, the greater the prize pot!).
Tickets are £1 per week (minimum of 5 weeks). Results are drawn every Saturday at 8pm and shared on our Springmead PTA Facebook page. Our lottery is open to anyone so please pass this on to your friends and family.
Sign up to Springmead School Lottery HERE!
We hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) once per year in January to elect the committee members for the year ahead. We generally hold meeting once per half term to plan events and discuss previous events held via Zoom calls. But we always try to plan in a few fun and sociable face to face meetings across the year too!
Our agreed fundraising target for the 2022/23 academic year was £9,500 which we were incredibly pleased to achieve and even exceed.
At the start of the year, the PTA committee unanimously agreed to donate £1,000 to each year group to help our families and the school with the costs of school trips/visitor sessions. This initiative benefitted every single pupil through enriched and fun learning activities via school trips/visitors and every Springmead family.
We also agreed this summer to support the school with funding towards the refurbishing of pupils’ toilets which were in urgent need of attention to support the wellbeing of our children and refurbishment of the all-weather court which is a well-loved and used part of the school.
And we did not stop there! We continued to support the annual funding of the all-weather court maintenance fees and year 6 leavers hoodies and a magician party for the reception class.
Past PTA funded projects include:
- All Weather Court refurbishment, £10,000
- iPad, £7,500
- Springmead sports kits, £700
- Outdoor climbing frame and gym equipment, £20,000
- Outdoor play equipment, £8,000
- Astro turf installation and outside classroom, £20,000
- Reception Play area, £1,000
Thanks for reading, we hope to see you at a PTA event soon!
Springmead PTA is an independent registered charity. Registration No: 1035121