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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Parent Teacher Association PTA


We would like to introduce you to Southfields Primary PTA.

The aim of a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is to work alongside the children, staff, parents and local community  for successful communication, ideas, events and fundraising. 

Our mission:

'Providing friendly and approachable parental support for our teachers and children, through positive communication and rewarding and inclusive fundraising events. Bringing our school and local community, together.'

All funds raised from PTA lead events will be going towards school resources and future events. 

Meet our Key Officers: 


Helen Sargent - Chair

I have lived in Stanground most of my life and attended Southfields as a child. My child also attends and is currently in Year 6.  I have seen first-hand how much the school has changed, with the government cutting school funds, the school will rely on the PTA to fundraise for new equipment. I have over 10 years fundraising experience with local charities as an event organiser and treasurer and look forward to making the school thrive with exciting events and new ideas to change it for the better.


Diana Weldon - Secretary

I have three children at the school in Reception, Year 3 and Year 5. I currently work as a Nursery Nurse. As well as childcare qualifications, I also hold qualifications in secretarial work. I hope as part of the PTA, we improve the community spirit within the school and provide children and families with more opportunities to engage in community-based activities.


Lindsay Duckham – Vice Secretary

I fell in love with Southfields when we first attended a tour for parents. Of the 3 schools we visited Southfields stood out for a number of reasons, not least; the vibrant displays of the children’s work, classrooms full of engaging and colourful resources, and not forgetting the very well behaved children!

As the staff are clearly dedicated to providing an excellent environment for our children, I wanted to offer support where I could. I have a son in Y2 and have been a parent rep since he started. I am also a parent helper, attending trips with different year groups, plus I volunteer in Reception and have now joined the PTA! 

In my career before having Alex I worked as a manager in IT support.

Charlie Brennan – Publicity Officer




Peter B – Vice Publicity Officer






Rachel Buck - Treasurer


In addition to our Key Officers, Southfields Primary PTA has a wider support from the school and parents who have volunteered as PTA committee members. 

Teacher/School Link Laura Martin
Committee Members Susie Waugh
  Stephen Holland (Steve)
  Katy Jones
  Donna Powell
  Jody Ponor
  Charlie Brennan
  Joanne Cook (Jo)
  Aruna Krishnakumar
  Glenys Patten
  Lindsay Duckham
  Kerry Akam
  Suman Ardash
  Julie Skillern
  Peter Budakiewicz
  Mohammed Osaman


Please see below to download the PTA Newsletters.


Any questions, feedback or ideas for future fundraising events, please feel free to approach any of our representatives or email:

  • Healthy Schools
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2011|2012
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2008|2009
  • Logo
  • Leeds Inclusion Chartermark
  • Arts Council England
  • Financial Management Standard in Schools
  • Arts Mark
  • Music Mark
  • Oracy School
  • Elklan