We thought it would be useful to show our friendly faces on here. Please do come and say hi in the playground, at the PTA events or even if you see us in the village!
BIOGRAPHIES – ABOUT US
- Ed Till
I joined the PTA in Sept 2015 when my eldest son Elijah started at St John’s. With a talkative French wife and two lively boys I spend most of my free time trying to get as far away from the house as possible on my mountain bike.
- Anita King
Since joining the PTA committee in 2013 I have been secretary chairperson and now treasurer so have been involved in almost all aspects of the PTA. I am lucky enough to work part time, from home, so have very flexible hours. I have two children: Koko (YR4 ) and Kasey (YR2) with my partner, Dave, who also has an older son Louis in YR10. In my spare time I tap dance, make pottery, swim, walk and take hundreds of photographs. As a family we love to travel and be outdoors. Initially I thought of volunteering just as raising funds for the school but it’s so much more than that. As well as helping fund equipment and activities for school. I’ve made good friends, built strong relationships with other organisations in the community, learnt new skills and had fun whilst teaching my kids the value of helping others.
- Emma Barnes
I’ve been involved in the PTA since 2014 when Alec started in reception. Our other son Harrison will hopefully join in 2018. I enjoy being part of the PTA, so far I have been involved with organising and taking part in loads of different fund raising and social events. My biggest task so far has been to organise the Raffle for the summer fair. When I’m not being a mum, a wife and a PTA member I run Monkey Music classes for pre-school children.
- Yvette Mindel
I’ve been involved in the PTA since 2008 when Tom was in Year 1. In my time in the PTA I’ve been involved with organising and taking part in loads of different fund raising and social events, ranging from fashion shows to quiz nights, summer fairs to Christmas fairs, discos to pamper nights, Burns nights to Jubilee tea parties. In my work life I run my own internet marketing business and in my spare time we’re a bit of a sailing and cycling family. Tom Gorringe Year 6 and Lottie Gorringe Year 3.
- Michelle Leete
I’ve been involved in the PTA since 2014 when my daughter Grace joined St Johns. I work for an Educational publishing company, and joined the PTA to get more involved in St John’s and meet other parents. Since joining the PTA, I’ve been involved in organising and supporting many fund raising and social events from discos to Pancake races, as well as the Summer Fair.
- Jim Cochrane
In all honesty, I didn’t mean to join the PTA. I realised one year that with my professional contacts (I work at a printers) I could save the PTA some print costs and get some great raffle prizes from my clients for the summer fair, so I attended a meeting to offer those services, and that was that, I was on the PTA. Of course I can leave at any time, but I actually quite enjoy it so I haven’t! I also do it for selfish reasons – the funds I help raise help make the school better, and if the school is better, then my children (and yours!) get a better education, and why wouldn’t I want that for just spending a couple of hours once a month finding fun ways to make money? William Yr 2 and Henry in next years Yr R.
- Matt Hancock
I joined the PTA committee in 2016 to help contribute to the school whilst my daughters, Amber (Yr 1) & Autumn (Yr R in September) are at St John’s. I work full-time as a Sales & Marketing Manager at Cumberland Lodge, a residential conference centre and educational charity in Windsor Great Park. I enjoy a range of fitness activities & events (when time & money allows!) including tennis, walking, skiing, learning to jive and scuba diving. Since having the girls, we have reignited our love for the outdoors and now exploring the wonders the UK has to offer and when the sun’s shining, the tent is often in use.