Parent year 3 and reception.
I joined FoPPS 3 years ago and have just taken on the role of Chair from vice chair. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with FoPPs so far and look forward to working with the rest of the team to arrange more events for the pupils, parents and the local community.
Before having children I worked as a lead nurse in London, after being a stay at home mum for several years I returned to work part time in 2020 as a triage nurse practitioner , I am hoping to start an MSc alongside this next year.
Parent of children in Years 6, 4 and 1.
As the current Vice Chair of the FoPPS committee, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with my fellow members to develop and deliver all the fabulous events that have raised money for the school. I look forward to the exciting events we have planned for the next year! We are always open to new ideas and listening to suggestions. I am a Volunteer and Community Participation consultant for the National Trust in my day job and use the skills from that to help our group grow and engage with our community. I have delivered many successful projects in partnership with local communities including fundraising and events in my current role and in my previous role as a museum manager. I have chaired many teams and believe it's essential to be open to everyone's ideas to ensure we are inclusive and successful!
Parent of children in Years 4 and 1
As a father of two girls, who currently attend the school, I wanted to give something back, hoping to play some small part in helping the school continue to carry out their good work, as well as help raise some much needed funds.
I have now been Treasurer of the committee for 4 years and have enjoyed working with fellow parents and guardians to create some wonderful events for both children and parents alike. We hope to make the school one big community by helping children, parents and teachers come together for the good of the school. After a hard, but amazing first couple of years working on fundraising activities and setting up an effective committee we are looking forward to continuing to create many more great events while having plenty of fun.
In my day job I work for a public sector not for profit organisation as a Business Transformation and Finance Manager and hope that some of these skills are transferable to my FoPPS role.
When I'm not working I love to travel, play many different sports and spend time with my family.
Parent Year 6 and Year 2
I love being part of FoPPS and as a founding committee member I’ve had the privilege of being able to work with an amazing group of people to organise and run lots of events over the past few years, having loads of fun on the way!
I did a 3 year stint as secretary, helping to set up Fopps as a registered charity. Now as a general committee member I’m excited about being able to continue to help deliver fantastic events for the school and community.
Parent Years 4, 5 and nursery
I'm a Learning Design Manager, with many years of animation and illustration experience which has been focussed on children's education. I've been happy to bring my skills to FoPPS designing posters and maps for all our fantastic events, and I look forward to another year of volunteering for the school and community.
Parent years 1 and 4.
I was born and brought up in Cardiff and read Electrical Electronic Engineering at Cardiff University. I work as an Electrical Design Engineer in Cardiff. I have been married to Bethan for twelve years and have two children. Lola is in year 4 and Jacob in year 1. I have been a member of the committee from the start and enjoy taking an active part.
Parent Year 6 and Year 1.
I'm an enthusiastic parent of the school.
I have worked with teachers on a number of activities.
I believe we have a fantastic school with good foundations for children to grow, and I want to help to the school move forwards.
Parent Year 2
My name is Lucy, and I am Mum to one of the many sets of twins in Year 2. I have been a member of the Fopps team for the past 3 years and I love playing a role in organising events for school, secretly my favourite is the Christmas Festival.
In my daytime role I am a Child Criminal Exploitation Case Manager working with young people who have found themselves in custody. I support these young people through a step-by-step intervention programme and encourage them to make different choices about their lifestyle.
In my spare time, which isn’t alot, I love spending time together as a family, eating out and hosting parties, any excuse for a party at our house!
Parent Year 2
My daughter currently attends the school in year 2. I therefore have an active interest in the success of the school and I am keen to help out where I can, raising funds for worthwhile investment at the school, whilst also ensuring fun times for the school children and wider community.
I have always enjoyed the Fopps events, as has my daughter, and I enjoy making my own contribution to support future events.
I am employed at a local authority within internal audit which requires attention to detail, organised and results focused, always looking for improvements. I work with a wide range of individuals and therefore I am very personable and approachable.
Parent Year 3
I'm Charlie. I live in Pontprennau with my husband, Steve, and together we have a son who is a pupil at Pontprennau Primary School.
I've been working with FoPPS for a couple of years and I'm lucky to be part of a lovely, dedicated team of volunteers! I have many lovely memories of my own primary school and I joined FoPPS to help create those sort of memories for my own son. Summer fairs, Santa visits and Easter egg hunts are just some of my favourites.
I love the variety that the role of committee member offers. Everyone's voice is heard and we have a great mix of skills. It all means we have a laugh whilst organising fabulous events to raise funding for the school.
Parent year 1
As a result of my childhood memories of my Mum helping out with the school PTA, I am very keen to provide the same experiences for my own children. I have two boys; the oldest in year 1 and a new baby so I’m hopefully going to be involved with the school for a long time!
I trained as a laboratory chemist, but now work doing quality assurance for a software company. I have also been a medieval reenactor for more than 10 years so I have a lot of experience dealing with the public, setting up/taking down events and embarrassing myself for the entertainment of others.