President – Rev Evelyne Barrow (Headteacher)
St Aidan’s PTA promotes closer links between home and school and enriches our children’s experience of education. The PTA is an important resource and provides funds to improve the facilities and resources which the school budget is unable to meet. The fundraising events are a great opportunity for everyone connected to the school to get together and enjoy themselves.
Chair – Kayley Sykes
I became involved in the PTA in September 2019 when my little girl started in Reception. I think the link between school, home and the wider community so important.
The facilities improvements that have been made at the school in recent years from the support of the PTA fundraising are fantastic.
I look forward to organising many more superb events to help grow the community links and continue raising vital funds to support the school.
Vice Chair – Jo Spitzkowski
Treasurer – Louanne Roberts
Joint Secretary – Claire Estell
I joined the PTA in September 2019 when my oldest daughter started school in Reception. I always imagined myself playing a part in my daughters school career as I believe it has a positive impact on my daughters education and the facilities and experiences the PTA bring to the school is amazing. I love the way the PTA team have integrated itself and the school with the village making it a closer knit community which in turn I hope will make my daughters feel like they live in a close knit community who care.
Joint Secretary – Charlotte Moorhouse
I became involved in the PTA in 2018 when my daughter started in reception. I wanted to be part of a dynamic team helping to support the school and wider community. The improvements and additional educational products that have been made due to fundraising of the PTA have been amazing and so beneficial for the children. I am happy to be a part of a wonderful team helping to raise money supporting the school and linking with our local community.
Committee Member – Anne Clarkson
I started to come to meetings in 2018 when the PTA was looking for new members. My eldest daughter had been in school a few years and loved every event the PTA hold and felt it was time to help (My little boy starts in September 2020 too).
I joined as a committee member in 2019 and I also run the school Avon Club.
The PTA raise extra much needed funds for the school and I wanted to step in and help when and where I can at meetings and events.
Committee Member – Miss Helen Ford (Reception Teacher)
I have worked at St Aidan’s First School for over ten years now, training as a student here, working in Reception class and building links with the parents and community of Skelmanthorpe. I work closely with the feeder nurseries, run ‘play-ins’ for new families starting at school and work closely with parents to ensure that their children have the best start to their education. I am always striving to make links with the local community – the church, the library, the fire station, the police and local people. Working in partnership with others can result in higher achievers. St. Aidan’s and Mrs Barrow promote that team work ethic and staff morale is extremely high due to this ethos of supporting each other. I feel the PTA has really embraced this ethos and becoming a parent of St Aidan’s school has enabled me to truly see the hard work and achievements of this group of individuals. I would like to offer my support in bringing the community, the school and parents together to really make St Aidan’s a ‘stand out’ school where the whole child is embraced and children can see school as a fun place to learn.
Committee Member – Frances Thornton
I became involved in the PTA around Christmas 2012 when my son was in Reception (he has now moved on to Middle School) and I’ve never looked back. I love helping out at events and seeing the children enjoy themselves at discos and film nights etc. Skelmanthorpe is a fantastic village with a wonderful community feel and I have tried to make the PTA grow to become an integral part of that community.
We are always looking to increase participation from our volunteer network, to bring new insights, energy and fun to the team.
The PTA’s success relies on your continual help and support!
There are a variety of ways you can help and be involved – from event planning, helping with communications – promoting events, designing a poster – to helping out on the day at our events. Giving up some of your time to help the PTA is invaluable.
We are also looking for volunteers who work for an organisation that may be able to sponsor an event or provide matched funding. Please do let us know if you can help us.
Please don’t think you need to be involved with all PTA activities and every event, you can pick and choose what fits around your commitments. All offers of help are always greatly appreciated.
Please come and have a chat with one of our committee members and discuss how you may be able to help or please contact us here.