PTA COMMITTEE

PTA committee members for September 2018 to July 2019
The PTA is always looking for more people who would like to help and who may have new ideas to bring with them so please contact us if you want to get involved or have any ideas. Email: pta@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Carlee Haywood

Chair & Year 5

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We joined GFS in 2008. My eldest two now attend Verulam & STAGS while my youngest is still at Garden Fields. Having helped out for a long time, I joined the PTA in 2013, became Secretary and then took over as Chair in Sept 2016. I worked as a Marketing Manager for many years, became a childminder and now also work as a Birth and Postnatal Doula. GFS PTA are a lovely bunch of parents and teachers; we have fun as well as working hard to raise phenomenal amounts each year for the benefit of the school and all the children, and I do feel the events we arrange help to create the fantastic community feel we have at Garden Fields! Love: my kids (most of the time); travel & music – which I combine by stalking – I mean supporting – Bon Jovi (my other passion) all over the world! Pet hates: Shopping; noisy eating!

Ewa Riches

Treasurer & Year 4 Rep

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I am mum to Isabella in year 6 and Zachary in year 3. I work in finance working locally for EE Ltd. In my free time I enjoy Pilates, reading, gardening and looking after my allotment as much as I can. I have been treasurer of the PTA for a year now and find it very rewarding volunteering for the school and making things happen for the benefit of our children.

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Secretary

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Coming soon.

Anny Hooper

Year 6 & 4 Rep

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Coming soon…

Christina Smith

Year 5, 1 & SEN Rep

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I have 3 children who will all be at GFS by 2017! I am a  Biomedical Scientist by qualification and spent many years working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. I am a bit of a sport junkie and can usually be seen running somewhere!! My middle child has both Hearing and Vision Problems that make learning even more challenging. I wanted to join the PTA to try and add a different perspective for those of us whose children have a slightly different journey through education. The PTA already supports SEN really well at GFS – but sometimes the world of having an SEN child can be daunting – GFS has been amazing in supporting my children and I am keen to try and support the school in return.

Jo Johnson

Year 5 and Teacher/Staff Rep

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coming soon…

Suzanne Brooks

Reception Year 4 & 2

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Since having my daughter in 2009, I have worked as a home based solicitor consultant for the London firm where I previously worked full time. I have two children at school in year 2 and reception. I really enjoy helping out in their classes on a weekly basis. With both children now at school and having a little bit more free time, I was very keen to become involved in the PTA. I love being part of the Garden Fields community, and I’m looking forward to helping to continue the amazing work of the PTA.

Nicola Fewkes

Years 4 & 2 Rep

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coming soon…

Mel Jones

Year 3 Rep

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My son was part of the September 2015 intake and has really settled into life at Garden Fields. I love being involved with the school and doing what I can to help ensure that my son and his peers get the very best from their learning journey through the school. I am lucky enough to live a stone’s throw away from Garden Fields and have been part of the local community in St Albans for over 12 years. After four years of being a full-time mum I now work part-time for a large local architectural and engineering company. Before this, I have had a successful career in retail banking and also in education, teaching English (E.S.O.L) at colleges in the North and locally at Oaklands College.

Dave Jones

Year 3 Rep

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Both my wife (Mel) and I joined the PTA in 2015 when our son started Garden Fields. We felt it was really important to be a part of the school community and to do what we could to support the PTA and the school. The achievements of the PTA are amazing. It is a real honour to be a member of such a fabulous team. Outside of PTA life I run an online learning business called Bright Bolts, creating and hosting e-learning courses for big global businesses on all sorts of management and finance issues.

Sadaf Tayyab

Year 3 Rep

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coming soon…

Kirsty Higman

Teacher/Staff Rep and Year 2 Rep

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I decided to join the PTA because I felt they needed a member of staff.  I currently work in Year One as a nursery nurse and really enjoy it. The PTA raise a lot of money for the school and I felt I needed to help with this.

Gillian Gunbey

Year 2 Rep

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My eldest started Garden Fields in 2016 and my second will be joining in 2019 so with many years to come, I wanted to be part of the PTA and help to continue the great work it does in supporting our children. After a career in both retail and travel management, I decided to stay at home after our second child was born and am loving being a full time mum. Outside of school I am also a Brownie leader at a local group – many of our girls go to Garden Fields and love the school.

Katie Ellegard

Year 1 Rep

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I am a full time working mum to two boys, my eldest started Garden Fields in 2016. I joined the PTA as, like most parents, I am aware that funding for schools is very tight and decreasing every year. I wanted to find a way to support the school that was supporting my child. The PTA are amazing and the funds they raise are vital to all the children.

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EYFS Reps

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EYFS Reps

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