Welcome to the Springmead Parent Teachers Association (PTA) page!
We are a proud and passionate 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 for 2022/23
Chair ------------- Samantha Funnell (Yr6, Yr3 parent)
Vice Chair ------- Karen Carter (Yr3 parent)
Treasurer ------- James Lacey (Yr1 parent)
Secretary ------- Claire Curtis (Yr5, Yr2, Reception parent)
Social Media --- Jessie Hollett (Yr4, Y1); Bridget Madola (Yr1); Helen Gothard (Yr1, Reception)
School Reps ---- Chris Gearing (School Business Manager) & Claire Todd (Deputy Head) (co-opted)
Plus, several active committee members too.
We have hosted some fantastic events, including our extremely popular annual fireworks display, summertime Springmead Camp, adult quiz nights, raffles, children’s discos, half term scavenger hunts, preloved uniform sales, after school doughnut/ice lolly sales and even Christmas fairs and Sumer fetes pre pandemic 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 which you can sign up to here:
Sign up to our Springmead PTA Events Portal HERE!
If you shop at Amazon, did you know you could be raising FREE funds for our school at no cost to yourself?
Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases directly to Springmead PTA.
Setup is very simple; 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 registered, setup smile on your phone app by visiting the amazonsmile section of the main drop-down menu.
Click HERE to find out more information on how to set up Amazon Smile
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.
Our lottery is open to anyone so please pass this on to your friends and family.
Sign up to Springmead School Lottery HERE!
Our agreed fundraising target for the 2022/23 academic year is £9,500.
Our main target is to support with the costs of school trips/visitor sessions which will benefit every single pupil at the school. We hope this reduces cost burdens to our school family when the increased cost of living is squeezing everyone, including the school. This allows our school children to still receive enriched learning activities through often fun and interesting school trips/visitors. We unanimously agreed as a committee this would be the best use of our funds this academic year. We have also agreed to continue to the funding for the annual all weather court maintenance fees and year 6 leavers hoodies.
How we spend our money in the past:
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
Thanks for reading, we hope to see you at a PTA event soon!
Springmead PTA is an independent registered charity. Registration No: 1035121