There are many members of the school community who help make our PTA endeavours a success - all are welcome, and you can contribute as little or as much time and effort as you want.


Our committee is the driving force behind what we do, but they are ably assisted and by a cast of supporting non-committee roles, as well as an army of volunteers!  Find out a little more about our current committee members and non-committee volunteers below:


Alex Cunnington
Laura Heaton

Alex is mum to Isobel in Year 3 and Alfie in Reception. In addition to being a mum to two, Alex is a lawyer and before that an accountant.  She was vice chair in 2018 and has stepped up to co-chair! She is a tour de force, who single-handedly made and plated the delicious curry at a past Quiz Night! She is hoping to never, ever have to do that again. 


Laura is mum to Agnes in Year 2 and Arthur in Reception. She is co-chair of the PTA and also looks after adult events. In her remaining time she is a Portfolio Operations Associate at a London VC. She has lived in East Dulwich for 10 years, and loves it! She is thrilled to be a part of the community and lending a helping hand to HPED.

Helga Ogier
Sarah Swolfs
Comms Officer

Who said spreadsheets can’t be fun?! Not Helga! 

Mum to Matilda in Year 5 and Dylan in Reception. Helga is the new treasurer. Never takes herself too seriously and would love to taste food for a living! In the meantime, works in the City to pay the bills.

Sarah is mom of Owen in Year 4 and Charlotte in Year 2, both very happy HPED-ers. Comms Officer is a natural fit, as she has been told she has the gift of gab. This former financial and communications marketer is looking forward to helping get any and all FoHPED information to a social media feed, fohped website, WhatsApp group, and newsletter near you.

Suzanne Hemming
Comms Officer 
Sonia Brown
Licensing & risk | Comms Second-hand Uniform

Suze, mum to Thea in Year 3, is a former TV Production Manager turned children’s author, who writes rhyming children's stories for under 7s. A self-confessed social media addict, Suze was the perfect choice to join Sarah Swolfs on the comms team!! So if you need a Travolta GIF or a infographic, she's your woman.

Sonia is mum to two HPED-ers, Mia in Year 4 & Aaliyah in Year 1. Sonia drives quite a few initiatives for FoHPED. Which comes in handy as she is currently in the last stages of becoming a driving instructor! Prior to becoming a mum, Sonia held an awesome array of jobs including bus driver, traffic warden, security officer and an office manager.

Alaina Creedy
Raffle & Sponsorship
Valerie Arnold

Alaina is Mum to Eva in Year 2. Alaina enjoyed helping out with the raffle at the 2018 Christmas Fair so much that she’s now taken on the official role of Raffle Lead. Alaina works full time in the world of online brand protection and is looking forward to obtaining great prizes from both parents and local businesses so that everyone has a good chance of winning something fabulous or fun.

Valerie is mum to Ben in Year 2, Keeva in Year 1 and future-HPED'er, Luke. This lovely Irish import moved from Dublin to East Dulwich in 2018 and brings her passion of all things fun to planning the incredible kids events. With a background in social work in the adoption services, Valerie takes bringing joy to all the kids, very seriously. Valerie is delighted to be part of the team and supporting the HPED community.

Gemma Jackson
Sarah Veness
Summer Fair LEAD

Mum of Freddie in Year 3, Harry in Year 2 and Arthur who will join his brothers in a few short years. Gemma is a global product manager in technology at Credit Suisse and hopes that at least a few work skills will be transferable. Regardless, she  is really happy to be on the committee and hopes to make up for whatever she lacks in skill with enthusiasm.

Sarah is Mum to Sam in Year 2 and George who will  join next September! With much success, Sarah stepped forward to lead the Summer Fair, both in person in 2019 and virtually (of course) in 2020. Sarah’s strong organisational (and baking!) skills are a win for the HPED community.

PHILLIPA Gillespie-Eyles
Hannah Jenkins

Phillipa has been a part of the school since it’s second year, and is the mother of Joseph in Year 5 & Jakes in Year 1. The Fun Run is Phillippa’s brain child. She led the first school run, and the training bootcamps that led up to it. As well as led some incredible Zoom sessions for  both the kids and the grown-ups during lockdown. As a Personal Trainer, Phillippa is pleased to lend a hand motivating the kids (and those in the parent body and staff who are willing) to just get out there and have a little fun! What’s the point otherwise?

You’ll usually find Hannah covered in (environmentally friendly) glitter tattoos at the school fairs, and now she is delighted to be onboard with the amazing fun run event. Hannah is Mum to Elsie in Year 3 and Eva in Year 2 and current toddler, future HPED-er, Nellie.

FoHPED folks we can't live without:


Parent Class Rep Lead & Special Projects: Hannah Cox

Cake Sale: Marianne Richards

Head of booze and ice-cream: Jamie Glover

Christmas cards & tea towels co-ordinator: Currently vacant - please email us if you'd like to volunteer! 

Want to be part of the gang?

We welcome EVERYONE!  Email us on to join our volunteers WhatsApp, or let us know if you have a particular skill or contribution you'd like to make - we would LOVE to hear from you!

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