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Dear Parent/Teacher

A very warm welcome 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 2018-2019:

  • A KS1 disco
  • Bun sales
  • Summer Fair
  • 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, the Reception play area, books, theatre visits and provided subsidy for the Year 6 Ingleborough trip.

Following a recent change in finances and school budget, Spring Bank School are asking parents to fully fund school trips and activities previously these have been subsidised by the school). The PTA is really keen to support reducing the costs of school trips by offering a contribution to these. However, this requires us to raise significantly higher funds than we do already as we only just make enough to fund activities that include visiting actors and workshops for curriculum events, sports equipment year to year.

Who are the PTA ?

PTA Contacts

Joel Gellard and Ursula Philpot are joint PTA chair. You can contact them on:

Joel: joelgellard@yahoo.co.uk

Ursula: u.philpot@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Year Rep contacts:

Reception: Ursula Philpot (Charlotte’s mum)

Year 1: Marianthi Ntemirtzoglou (Odysseas’ Mum)

Year 2: Becky Gellard (Libby’s Mum)

Year 3: Martin Savage (Gregory’s Dad) and Veronica Markkula (Charlotte’s Mum)

Year 4: Hayley Reynolds (Toby’s Mum) and Natalie Edmondson (Erin and Indie’s Mum)

Year 5: Emily Marshall-Brown (Theo’s mum) + 1 TBC

Year 6: Gail Barlow (Rosie’s mum)

Many thanks and we hopefully look forward to hearing from you,

We are meeting teachers to discuss how we can help with more ambitious fund-raising, and we desperately need parents/wider Spring Bank community to help to fund raise by:

* Bidding for funds available from companies/investments .etc.

* Offering sponsorship e.g. sports kit

* Running fundraising activities on behalf of the PTA (bake sales/sponsored activities/fund raising spots events .etc.)

* Helping out at PTA fundraising events e.g. baking, setting up/clearing down/running stalls

* Helping out “behind the scenes” e.g. with online activities/marketing/liaison with shops .etc.

* Setting up online fund raising

* If anyone wishes to donate to support school trips costs the account details are:

Account Number: 400021297

Sort code: 601239.

Please add the reference “School Trips” and the money will be ringfenced for this specific purpose.

When do the PTA meet?

The PTA meetings are usually attended by around 10-15 parents, who meet at school or at each others’ houses.

Spring Bank PTA Minutes Sept 18


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