WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The PTFA are holding a Summer Fair on Saturday 3rd September, 12 -3pm. But we need volunteers to help with this on the day. If you can, please see any of the PTFA committee members!
ST JOHNS PTFA
CHAIRPERSON - MAX BARDWELL
Hello, my name is Max Bardwell and I am currently the Chair of the PTFA committee for 21/22.
I’m very excited to be picking up the baton from my wife Gemma, who established the new PTFA and, with the committee, was successful in raising a good amount for the school despite Covid. I hope to be a worthy successor and with the help of the committee and interested parents I know we can really benefit the school. In my professional life I am a business development manager working in medical technologies and I also sit on St John’s board of governors as a parent governor. I would urge any parent interested in working with the PTFA to come along and participate. We are a very friendly group and would welcome your enthusiasm, ideas and hands to help as we get started with fundraising again and events. With your help we can make great things happen.
VICE CHAIR PERSON - LYNDSEY LEE
Hi, my name is Lyndsey Lee and I am currently the Vice Chair for our school PTFA 21/22. This is my second time as Vice Chair and have been a member of our school PTFA since 2016. I really am fortunate to be able to help out and give something back to enable our school, to help raise vital funds for the school. It’s great to be part of the team and welcome anyone wanting to help out as little or as much. In my personal role I am a support worker for Mencap, and have been for 12 years. Everyday is a different day but always a rewarding one.
SECRETARY - FAY JACKSON
I have lived in Colwick all my life and have strong connections with St John the Baptist School. I attended this school as a child, my own children attended and now I work here! I been a Specialist Teaching Assistant here since September 2001. At first only working 6 hours a week in Foundation Stage. Now I work full-time. My role throughout the school has developed over the years and is always changing. I have taught in all year groups, whether that be in groups, working one to one, supporting the whole class or SEND children.
I have been the PE Leader since 2013. Currently, I am teaching PE to all classes in Key Stage 2. I coordinate Sports Day and other sports events in school and provide sports after school clubs. The school is also part of the Gedling School Games, where I take children to participate in competitions and festivals and I manage the School Football Team. I also run the School Choir and write, produce, and direct the Year 5/6 end of year summer show, which I have a passion for.
I thoroughly love working at St Johns. The school has always been very close to my heart, and I would like to see it continue to grow and develop further in the future!
TREASURER - TAMZIN BRAMHAM
Hi, I’m Tamzin, Treasurer for the PTFA
My son is currently in Year 1 and I have another hopefully starting in September. It’s been a strange start to school life but hopefully things are now returning more to normal - can’t wait for more in-person school activities.
I’m looking forward to helping the school raise lots of money to fund trips and fun experiences for all pupils!
COMMITTEE MEMBER - YVONNE STEVENSON
Hi my name is Mrs Yvonne Stevenson I am a member of the PTFA as a staff member.
I have been working at St John's as a Teaching assistant for over 20years!!! During that time I have had the pleasure if working across the school but have settled in Foundation and KS1.
I have done lots of fundraising over the years for my local church, Macmillan, Cancer Research, comic relief to name a few, and hope to bring my ideas to help the PTFA.
COMMITTEE MEMBER - RICHARD GREENWOOD
Hi, my name is Richard Greenwood, I joined the PTFA in 2019 just before the pandemic
started. We was just starting to get into the swing of things, when lockdown came. During this time, we found different ways to raise money. As a parent I wanted to give something back and got involved with various fundraising activities. I work in postal services, so the job enables me to get involved with after school fundraising activities.
COMMITTEE MEMBER - ABIGAIL GREENWOOD
Hi, my name is Abigail Greenwood, I joined the PTFA in January this year. I joined because I wanted to give something back. It is a great pleasure to work with the PTFA helping to raise much needed funds for the school. I work in employability and have worked with a local charity to help raise money.
Meet the Team.
Chairperson: Max Bardwell - Parent & School Governor
Vice Chair: Lyndsey Lee - Parent
Secretary: Fay Jackson - Teaching Assistant & PE Lead
Treasurer: Tamzin Bramham - Parent
Current Committee members and active helpers of the PTFA also include:
Rachel Ireland- Head Teacher
Yvonne Stevenson- Teaching Assistant
Hayley Cousins - Parent
Richard Greenwood - Parent
Abigail Greenwood - Parent
Please speak to anyone of us if you would like more information on how you can get involved
What have the PTFA funded?
Throughout the years PTFA events and activities have helped fund many projects, below is a list of these...
Dates for your diary
Date of next meeting: Monday 11 July 2022, 8am in the school woodland.
You are now able to raise money for our school by simply shopping online! Easyfundraising is easy to use and completely free. Simply use the website or download the app using the link below and follow these easy steps: 1. Search for a retailer 2. Click ‘shop now’ and shop as you normally would. It doesn’t cost you any extra. 3. The retailer then gives our school free donations. The average person raises £50 a year using this app meaning we could raise thousands of extra pounds which will all be invested back into the school. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjohnthebaptistptfa/