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Meet our PTA Committee
Gav Hastings – Chairperson
“I am Dad to Emily in Year 1 and Stepdad to Holly in Year 5. I have been the Adventure Resource Co-Ordinator within the Facilities team at the Outward Bound Trust for 7 years, in charge of looking after both equipment stores at Howtown and Ullswater centres. I like that children are able to learn in the outdoors as well as the classroom. Prior to this I was privileged to serve in Cumbria Constabulary for 5 years and the military for 15 years”.
Charlotte Harrison – Treasurer
“I am mum to Niamh in Year 1 at Yanwath.
Having volunteered at youth clubs and worked in accountancy roles for coming up 15 years, I currently work in project management and business analytics for an apprenticeship training company. I feel strongly that education for our young people is important and I’m looking forward to working with the PTA and all the parents of the school for the benefit of our children and community”.
Nicola Chambers – Community Engagement
“I have 3 children at Yanwath, Charlie Year 6, Brooke Year 4 and Jack Year 2. We live locally in Tirril and I work as a hairdresser in Penrith. I have been part of the PTA for the last three years and volunteered to help in school with reading. I am really looking forward to continuing to work with school and its community”.
Nic Pearce – Community Engagement
“Originally from Essex, I moved to Penrith with my family a couple of years ago, my two children attend and love Yanwath. I have lots of ideas and enthusiasm to assist with raising money for the school and have already made some links with local businesses”.
Laura Brough – Social Media and Advertisement
“I am mum to Josh in Year 3 and Anya in Year 1.
I have worked in Social Housing for 15 years, currently for a national housing association as the Neighbourhood Planner for the North of England.
I am passionate about our school and optimising the facilities and opportunities for our children, amazing teachers and the wider community”.
Sammie Hart – Office Manager at Yanwath Primary School
“I have worked at Yanwath for 2½ years after working for a short time in the Trust’s Central Team. Prior to that, I was the Administrator at Raughton Head Primary Sschool and a Secondary girl’s school in Kent. I am looking forward to seeing how the new PTA progresses and keen to be a part of it as much as I can”.
Melissa Gomersall – Early Years Teacher at Yanwath Primary School
“I have worked at Yanwath for just over a year now but have been teaching for 9 years in total. I have worked with all age groups from Nursery up to Year 6 but Early Years is my passion. I love anything creative and enjoy baking, dancing and playing various instruments in my free time”.
We still have two posts within the PTA that need filled, Vice Chair and Vice Treasurer. If you are interested, please contact Gav Hasting or Mrs Floyd.
There is a wider group of parents from across the school who have expressed an interest in helping the PTA and there is now a WhatsApp Group. Again, if you would like added into the group please speak to any of the above members.