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 is mum to Isobel who joined the school in September 17. 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 this year's Quiz Night! She is hoping to never, ever have to do that again. Fair!
Katherine, mum to Gaia, is one of our wonderful co-chairs! She ran the Winter Fair last year and did a banner job of it! Her day job is running a successful business consultancy. We are all thrilled she has stepped up to the co-chair role, where her leadership, organizational skills will come in handy!
Mum of Freddie and Harry, 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.
Who said spreadsheets can’t be fun?! Not Helga!
Mum to Matilda and future HPAD-er Dylan, 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.
Comms Officer & Kids Events Lead
Suze, mum to Thea, is a former TV Production Manager turned children’s author. She’s hoping that if she can get a 100+ BBC cast and crew doing the right thing at the right time, and deliver a TV series on budget and on schedule, then she can get 200+ primary school children to sit still long enough to watch a movie, or dance like divas at a disco. Suze also brings her outstanding social media skills to our Instagram and Facebook feeds. Look for the Travolta GIFs!
A recent transplant from San Francisco, Sarah is mom of Owen and Charlotte (Charlie), two very happy HPED-ers. Comms Officer is a natural fit, as she has been told she is blessed with 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, inbox, and newsletter near you.
Licensing & risk | Comms Officer
Raffle & Sponsorship
Sonia is mum to 2 girls, and looks after our risk assessments and licensing needs. In her spare time she enjoys going to fight klub and boxing fitness class, She has had various roles prior to becoming a mum, including bus driver, traffic warden, security officer and an office manager,
Alaina is Mum to Eva who joined the school in Sept 2018. 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 Assistant. Alaina works full time in the world of online brand protection and in her role as Raffle Assistant 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
Cake Sale co-ordinators: Marianne Richards and Clarissa Hine
Head of booze and ice-cream: Sarah Falconer
Christmas cards & tea towels co-ordinator: Currently vacant - please email us if you'd like to volunteer!
Fun Run lead: Phillippa Gillespie-Eyles
Graphic design: Daniel Byrne
Our class reps run their year's parent email and whatsapp group, so that parents can communicate about things like social get togethers, joint Christmas presents for teachers, homework due dates, and the inevitable lost property. Our current year reps are as follows:
Swallowtail: Amy, Amber
Goldcrest: Claire, Louise
Nightingale: Lauren, Helga
Buttercup: Shelaina, Sonia
Primrose: Katie, Lauren, Ruth
Mint: Susanna, Lilyana
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!