Chair - Janine Harling

A familiar face at the School gates, Janine has 3 girls at the school and has led the St James PTA since 2016 - and winning 'Stars in their Eyes' in 2019. Her ambition is to ensure the children remember their time at St James with happiness. the School with children with extra resources such as the trim trail and library books and IT equipment. Janine has 3 girls at the school.

"What would I buy from the shopping week ... The baubles ... Definitely the gin-filled baubles from Hogmoor distillery."


Teacher Representative - Suzanne Fowler

Suzanne is the PTA teacher representative making sure the School and the PTA are working together. Currently teaching year 2 she is a favourite with all the children. Both Suzanne's girls are at the School. 

"Who doesn't get excited about Christmas. I think I would probably go for the liberty print present stockings from Bloomin' Mrs S."


Finance - Verena Steward

Verena is an excellent PTA finance officer as she has worked as a local independent bookkeeper for the last ten years. Moving to Elstead from South Africa over 20yrs ago, Verena has three children at St James. 

"I love that all our stallholders are local and are really keen on the shopping week. I would like some of Carol Ireland's jewellery. Free silver studs with every order ... I wouldn't say no."


PTA Secretary - Kate Miles

Kate keeps the PTA organised ... as well as organising loads of termly events such as bags to school, Sal's shoes and making sure the parents know what the PTA are up to. Kate has two boys and a girl at the School. 

"Choosing just one is hard. But we've just redecorated so I would opt for some personalised art from Leonie & the Leopard. Something for the whole family."