Meet the PTA

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Our Chair

Meet Conor, the newly appointed Chair of our PTA. Conor is keen to get stuck in, starting with our upcoming Summer Fayre!
Conor is from Dublin, Ireland and has lived in Clacton since 2020 after relocating from London with his wife Jeannine who is a Clacton native. He has 2 girls, his oldest is starting in Holland Park in September.
He’s is a keen football fan and has worked in the sports industry for many years, first at adidas then Champion and now at Crocs.
He aims to bring fresh ideas and is committed to ensuring the success of the PTA is maintained and to usher in a new era of collaboration, diversity, and progression with the help of the rest of our team.

Our Vice-Chair

Meet Katie, Vice Chair of our PTA. Katie has been part of the PTA since October 2022, along with her husband Chris who you may of seen at our quiz night, Christmas Bazaar 🎅🏻 and Summer Fayre, where he compares.
Katie has a very successful career in the legal sector and is very driven and passionate. She is super organised and has an eye for detail.
Katie has a wonderful work life balance and is very family orientated. Her 2 beautiful children are her absolute world. They all spend many weekends and school holidays away in their caravan going on adventures and making precious memories.
Katie still finds the time to put 100% in to the PTA though. Katie’s covers all areas but particularly enjoys and focuses on finding donations. She works closely with local businesses who support our school in providing some amazing prizes for our Grand Draws. The draws are held at our two biggest events of the year, and have raised £1000’s of pounds for the school and our children.

Our Secretary

Meet Jess, our Secretary. She has 2 children at Holland Park School and has been the Secretary for the PTA since October 2022.
Jess is currently working within finance, advertising. She is fairly new to Clacton having only moved in 2018. She loves running along the coastline or practising yoga on the beach.
Jess joined the PTA because she is passionate about helping the school raise money needed for extra special things that our children can enjoy. On the day of our events she can usually be found doing the tattoos and lifting tables, not at the same time though!
Jess is also our Parent School Governor and works alongside the School Governors to make sure Holland Park is sticking to its vision and delivering high quality education.
She is always happy to speak to anyone who has any questions, ideas, or those wanting to be part of the PTA, as everyone is welcome!

Our Treasurer

Meet Steph, our treasurer! She is an ex Holland Park student herself and was passionate to get involved with the PTA and follow in the footsteps of her Dad who was once chairperson.
Steph not only takes care of all our finances behind the scenes, she also runs a very successful business, has 3 beautiful children to look after and keeps up with all the other jobs a mother and wife entails! Her spreadsheet skills are impeccable and she will pretty much do any job asked of her with a bribe of food 😂
Steph loves to get involved with our Summer Fayre, Christmas Bazaar, Discos and can often be found in the Ice Lolly Hut during the warmer months.

What do PTAs do?

What do PTAs do?

A PTA is a Parent Teacher Association, an organisation with a mission to make the school a better place for children to learn. Holland Park Primary PTA brings together parents, teachers and children to raise funds and strengthen the school community. Money raised is usually spent on things that the school budget does not cover.

Why should I join one?

There are many reasons why you should join your PTA. From making new friends and getting to know the school environment, through to helping raise much needed funds and making a difference to the children and school community. All of these things help you grow in confidence as a parent and it feels good to know you are making a difference for your children and for generations to come.

Fiona: “I joined the PTA because I felt I could make a difference, using my skills and working part-time. I wanted to give back, encourage the children and come up with new ideas to make things fun! I also knew it would help me make more friends and for me, because I occasionally suffer with depression and often want to isolate myself, I knew this would keep me from being able to do this and would therefore help me to stay social. Since joining I’ve realised that I get a huge satisfaction from seeing the children’s smiling faces at our events and when we are able to provide new items and experiences. I’ve also made some amazing friends and love the camaraderie. It’s so emotionally rewarding and makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

Natalie: “My primary school years were full of happy memories of my Mum helping at the discos and attending school trips. I wanted to give my children those same precious memories. I soon found that volunteering at PTA events helped me make friends in all year groups and I also got to know the teachers on a whole different level. Fundraising and seeing what a difference the money makes to the children is incredible, but the sense of community spirit created by volunteering is what I will look back on with huge fondness when my children leave the school.”

What will be expected of me? 

There is no expectation on any parent volunteer, any amount of time you can give to the PTA will always be well received. There are a variety of ways you can get involved, from engaging with social media activity, attending PTA Meetings through to volunteering at events or coordinating events. Even donating preloved items, raffle prizes or suggesting brilliant ideas are ways of getting involved. There seems to be a myth that if you get involved with your PTA you will never be able to escape! We make it clear that parents can come to our meetings to just listen and learn, or they can take a more active role if they want to, there are no set expectations.

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