Almost every school has some sort of Teacher Parent Network but ours is different. Yes, we organise all sorts of social gatherings – from drinks evenings to treasure hunts. And, yes, we help out at school events like sports days and discos. But one thing we rarely do is ask parents to put their hands in their pockets. We do not exist simply to raise funds for the school – and that gives the majority of our activities a special quality that we believe serves to strengthen the bonds of the school community much more effectively.
What also sets us apart is the level of involvement we have in the way the school is run from day to day. The Headmistress sits down with us once or twice every term and we not only discuss arrangements for events like quiz nights, we also get to talk about subjects such as how school reports are circulated, how swimming lessons work and how children should go about choosing library books. It really does give parents an important voice when it comes to non-academic policy at the school.
To make sure that every part of the school is involved, we ask parents to volunteer as Class Representatives. For the 2018/19 academic year, your representatives are:
Clare Finter (Freya), Tife Sodamola (Esme), Katy Carmody (Caspar), Dylan Amlot (Charles)
Zaida Conlon (Zayn), Annette Kurdian & Sean Simpson (Alec)
Alison Morgan (Molly), Derek de Souza (Gabriella), Erin Scannell (Maya), Lauren Crilly (Emmeline)
Stephanie Mathern (Leo), Dorothea Jendricke Cookson (Isadora), Kate Pincott (Jack)
Kate Stephens (Laura), Devika Hovell (Alaia), Jennifer Menagh (Orla)
Jessamy Gallagher (Eliane), Geoff Leong (Emilie-Rose), Nicola Chard (Alice)
Heloise Laight (Belle), Sandy Forster (Adam), Anna Krajewski (Frida)
Liz Fuller (Matthew & Ellie), Juliana Weiss Dalton (Andre), Caroline Heagney (Thom & Lyra), Debbie Dunning (Marianne)
If you are interested in getting involved in any of our events, or you would like us to discuss a particular issue, do please get in touch with your Class Representative or with one of us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Liz Chapman (Isla – Kite , Florrie – Balloon) firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Pearce (Issy – Balloon) email@example.com