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Marisha Kay
Chairperson 2019 - Present

Hi, I'm Marisha. I've lived in South Africa for most of my life so far, but I'm planning to live in Belper for the rest of my life! I volunteered to lead the PTFA in order to make a positive contribution to our school community. My daughter started in Reception this year and loves St. John's and all the PTFA treats and events. I enjoy hearing the lovely ideas our students, teachers and parents have to further improve the school and love helping to grant these requests for funding. I look forward to meeting new volunteers and benefactors to support our exciting plans.

Nicola Thompson

Co-Chairperson 2019 - present


Nicola is co-chair this year alongside Marisha and both will share the responsibility of the duties above.

Charlotte Mather
Treasurer 2018 - Present

The role of the treasurer is to manage and control the funds the PTA raises. The Treasurer records all income and expenditure, details of the amounts received and spent, and have the information available for every Committee Meeting plus: the balance of funds committed expenditure, income, expenditure and profit from each event held.

Communications Officer ​2018 - present


Hi, I’m Rebekah. As a working mum of one, I really enjoy my role as part of the PTFA. My job is to support the committee with admin and keep the school, parents, carers and members up to date on events and activities. I promote the PTFA events via email, newsletters and playground catch ups! I also get the chance to indulge my creative side by helping decorate the school during events, which is a personal highlight!
Gail Ghai
Social Media Officer ​- 2019 - Present


Hey, I'm Gail, mum to 2 children at St John's. I decided to volunteer with the PTFA and take on a committee role, as I felt now was the right time for me to give something back to the school. As Social Media Officer, my role is the general upkeep of the PTA Facebook Page, Twitter and Website pages; and using these to keep parents informed of any upcoming events or PTFA news. 

MEIKE CARVELL Committee Member ​2017/18Mrs Meike Carvell 

Ordinary Member


The Ordinary committee member plays a vital role working alongside and supporting the officers as required.


Ordinary Committee Member

Jo Procter


Hi, I’m Jo, mum of 2 and self-employed nanny. As an Ordinary Member of the committee, I look forward to supporting the other committee members, with whatever that might involve!

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