The Vineyard School

Welcome to the parents' website of The Vineyard School, Richmond!

We empower pupils, staff and fellow parents and carers to support the growth of each child at The Vineyard School to his or her highest potential.

We are eager to engage!

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The Vineyard School Mini Marathon Challenge

28th Sept to 9th Oct 2020

The Vineyard School children and teachers challenge themselves to run 2.6 miles each between 28th September and 9th October so to virtually run along mainland Britain from Land's End to John o' Groats to keep healthy and fit and to support the PTA! They can run it in one day, two or spread across the two weeks!

Being physically active improves health and fitness and supports good mental health and wellbeing. Also, this challenge has another serious goal - to help raise money for the PTA's next funding priorities such IT investment, outdoor developments, teachers' wish lists and much more... Your sponsorship is very important in these difficult times!

Please share the sponsorship links with family and friends so we can raise as much as possible towards our £3000 goal.

All children will receive a special certificate of their achievement.

About the Vineyard School PTA

Our goal

  • Serve as a model for (fun) parental support of a state primary school in the United Kingdom.

Our role (In order of importance):

  • Connect teachers to parents and carers

  • Convene the Vineyard Community

  • Raise funds to elevate The Vineyard School beyond the level of minimum state funding. (State standards of funding do not include funding for the library, an additional photocopy machine, AV equipment, smartboards, playground equipment and many elements of the school that our children use every day.)

How we act

  • Openness: We listen closely to parents and operate transparently.

  • Efficiency: We aim to make it easy to help your child’s school and we value any form of contribution, from time to money, ideas or cake.

  • Fun: We are an inclusive group that people want to join (and are welcome to do so)

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How is the PTA Structured?

The PTA is a flat organisation of which every parent or carer is an automatic member. For efficiency, there are several sections to the PTA. Core functions are the following:

1. Core support functions: Chair, Secretary and treasurer

  • Work with parents and carers to set vision and priorities

  • Ensure all necessary roles are filled

  • Enable all forms of communication

  • Account for money raised and spent

  • Sponsorship Coordinator: Find, prioritise and approach organisations local and national that may be willing to support financially or other ways

  • Ensure the legal entity delivers books to the charity commission, pays insurance, etc

  • Maintain PTA assets remain in good working order (wooden hut, noticeboard, store room, etc )

2. Class Reps: Class Rep Coordinator and Class Reps

  • Ensure each class has two Class Reps

  • Enhance connection between the individual parents and teachers in each class

3. Event Leads

  • Coordinate our school-wide and other events (e.g., Fireworks, Summer Fair, May Fair, etc)

Upcoming PTA Meetings
PTA AGM Wednesday 9th September 2020, 7.30 pm

To see past meeting minutes, go to the Minutes Archive.

School Library

Our library project is underway. Take a look!

Quick links

Vineyard PTA-related

Beyond The Vineyard PTA