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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!




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.










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.









Hi, I’m Tamzin, Treasurer for the PTFA


My son is currently in Year 2 and my daughter started Foundation in September 2022. 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!





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.









Hi, my name is Abigail Greenwood, I joined the PTFA in January 2021. 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...


  • Bibles for children
  • Year 6 leavers gifts - calculators
  • New stage & Sound System
  • 10% funding towards the Year 6 residential visit to Rock UK, (£574),
  • Dare T-shirts and many other enrichment activities throughout the school
  • Projectors throughout the school
  • Air conditioning in Class 5


Future Events

Ice Lolly Sales - After school on Mondays & Thursdays

Summer Fair - Saturday 3rd September 2022, 12 - 3pm in the school grounds. Contact any of our PTFA committee to volunteer to help!


Dates for your diary

Date of next meeting: Monday 11 July 2022, 8am in the school woodland.






All about Easyfunding

PTFA Annual General Meeting Minutes 2022

Minutes of Meetings