Who 's who
Committee members' personal profiles:
Anna Cole-Morgan - Chair
I have a daughter in 2DE and a son in RDE. I was keen to get involved in the PTA as I think it is a vital link between the school and the families and gives the school a greater sense of community.
I am currently working part time as a virtual PA but have worked in a variety of roles: sales, marketing, finance, development, etc across a few industries and hopefully some of the skills I have acquired will prove useful to the PTA.
Ines Feldon - Vice Chair
Our family is really excited to have joined the school in 2015. My only daughter joined the first ever Spanish class. As other parents, we couldn't be more proud to be part of this community. I felt by joining the PTA I could support the school.
My background is in Sales and Marketing in the hotel industry, which I feel can be useful to the PTA.
Bart Maddison - Treasurer
I have three children at the Europa School, with two in the German stream and one in the French stream, so I am pretty busy as you can guess! I have been on the PTA committee since inception back in 2012 where I have taken on various roles and now I am the Treasurer for the PTA. For those who do not know me, I am that bald-headed guy wandering around and shouting at events to muster up support and enthusiasm!
Paul Steadman - Secretary
We have three children living in a bilingual household since I am English and my wife, Anne, is French. Having the convenience of a bilingual education for our children is therefore fantastic for us. Two children are based at the Europa school in the second and reception years of the French Section. The eldest is in the French section of the European School. My wife sits on the Culham European School Parents Association (CESPA) giving an excellent opportunity to continue good relationships between the organisations and the schools. I am fluent in French having lived in France for three years and plenty of time of time to practice with my wife, parents and sister in law. Professionally I am scientist currently working at Diamond Light Source although I have done some teaching which was mainly at university level but taught mathematics in a college for a year giving me a slight insight into the workings of a school. I have done many popular science lectures to members of the public two of which were hosted by Café Scientifique in Didcot. Moreover I am a keen musician playing several musical instruments (but mainly piano and guitar). As a result several of my science lectures have been on the subject of Science and Music. I would be very keen to help with science and music activities at the school.
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I have a child in 3FE and one in RFE, this is my fourth year on the committee. My specialty is marketing and the food element of the PTA.
I have 2 children in the Europa School, Léon in 4DE and Kaya in 1FE. I joined the PTA at the end of my first year at school in 2013 because I love our multi-cultural community and wanted to put my boundless energy and skills to use to organise and help with events for our children and parents to enjoy together.
My day job is usually producing TV documentaries but I have also been known to work as a 'trolley dolly', ski instructor and personal trainer and love dealing with & meeting new people.
I usually organise the traditional St Martin (lantern) event on 11th Nov and introduced the first International Day to our school last year and love to help with school events if I am not on a TV project.
We have joined the school in 2015, my son is in 1EE, and as a family we are really excited to be a part of the diverse community the school has to offer. I joined to PTA to help support and strengthen the school community. I am a scientist by training and support researchers involved in EU funded projects, from writing proposals through to the implementation of the project.
My kids are trilingual, and as a multilingual mum myself I felt that I could help maintain and develop the already established language extra-curricular activities (LECA) held at ESUK. I am a historian by training and like many mums I have a portfolio career in secondary education (boarding schools), higher education (universities) and information services.
I am Ruth, and as a founder member of the Europa free school i am keen to see the school continue to prosper and the PTA is a great way to do this.
I am the creator of Culham After School Club and Kiddylinguistics multilingual preschool which all came about following the pleas of parents who required childcare that fitted better around Europa... oh and i am also in charge of the BBQ at the summer fete !
As newcomers to the UK, we – a Dutch family of four - feel proud to have joined the Europa School in 2016. Our daughter is in 5DE, our son in 2FE. My background is in the diplomatic service and as university lecturer/ researcher. I am acquiring a whole new skill set with the PTA activities