The deadline is approaching for admissions for our PTA Springbank Cookbook! Click on the link below for more details and submit your recipes, photos of cooking and food and children’s food related artwork before the 7th April 2017!
Changes to the 2016 PTA Spring Bank School
A very warm welcome (back) to our school!
Part of what makes Spring Bank so special is the active involvement that we as parents and families have with the school. The Spring Bank PTA (parent-teacher association) aims are:
- Developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school
- Fund-raising for activities, facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.
You are automatically a member of our PTA but what you decide to do about it is up to you. All parents and members of the school community can get involved if they want to, and we always need more volunteers!
How we raise money
Our regular events are the summer and Christmas fairs, with a range of other events like the bun sales, disco or talent show every other year. We are always looking for new ideas so please come forward with suggestions – fund raising is important but we also like to organise events which are fun for children and their families. Each event is overseen and organised by one or two parents who kindly volunteer, and are supported by the wider PTA.
We are planning the following events in 2016:
- An Easter KS1 disco
- Sport relief bun sale (Red Nose Day)
- Spring Bank Spring Clean Bring and Buy Sale ( for charity)
- Summer Fair with a Carnival Theme
- Autumn Social night/ Quiz for Mums and Dads
- Christmas Fair
We welcome suggestion for social events, fundraisers, charity fundraisers, afterschool clubs etc
How do the PTA spend the money they raise?
We take decisions on how to spend money at PTA meetings held each term.
Some suggestions come from parents and some from the school. In the main the PTA funds are for the ‘extras’ not provided by the school budget, things that make our children’s learning experiences more fulfilling and exciting. For example we have provided funds to replace a lot of the books in the School Library and for a project which will involve parents and children in making a piece of artwork for the outside of the School. Teachers apply for support for any particular activity or trip they are planning, so as to keep parental contribution to a minimum. In the recent past we have funded musical instruments, ipads, circus equipment and provided subsidy for the Year 6 Ingleborough trip.
Who are the PTA ?
Emily Zobel Marshall and Ursula Philpot have taken over as joint PTA chair. You can contact them on:
Your PTA year rep is as follows:
Reception: Martin Savage (Gregory’s Dad)
Year 1: Hayley Reynolds (Toby’s Mum) and
Natalie Edmondson (Erin and Indie’s Mum)
Year 2: Pam Crowe (Jem’s Mum)
Year 3: Emma Flint (Sylvie’s Mum)
Year 4: Michelle (Lenny’s Mum)
Year 5: Gail Barlow (Ben’s Mum)
Year 6: Alex Hardern (Freddie’s Mum)
Year reps are responsible for taking your ideas back to the PTA, and asking for volunteers, contributions and opinions to contribute to the events we hold.
When do the PTA meet?
The PTA meetings are usually attended by around 10-15 parents, who meet at the HEART centre in Headingly .
We have a Spring Bank PTA Facebook group to help with communication.
Please send us a request if you would like to join our friendly group,
With warm wishes,
Spring Bank PTA