Our Parent Volunteers 2017/18

Please meet some fellow parents who volunteer to support your child at school. They include the Class Reps, Event Leads, Initiative leaders as well as the PTA Committee, which supports these activities. The many not shown include class readers, sports coaches, maths helpers, those volunteering at events, those accompanying class trips and many more. Join us!

Class Reps


Class Reps are crucial in connecting teachers to parents and carers. Full description of Class Rep Responsibilities here, along with links to each class page. We aim to recruit two or more Class Reps per class, which makes the job more manageable and fun! Our success in rebuilding parental support for the school depends on class reps succeeding. For that reason, it is in the interest of all parents to help Class Reps succeed.

Event Leads

The Vineyard parents pull together a number of highly regarded headline events that play host to the school and broader community. These include Fireworks night, Christmas fair, Spring fair, Summer fair and a stand for the May Fair on Richmond Green. Each event has a lead parent and support from other parents and the PTA. See the events page for how you can get involved!

Fireworks night, November 11: Event lead: Kim Dardha

Christmas fair

Spring fair

Summer fair

Sponsored walk

The PTA Committee

PTA Committee's role is to encourage, support and promote all parent volunteer activities - from readers in reception to events and initiatives, such as the Anti-Bullying Initiative.

The PTA Committee has a very clear goal, role and guideline on how we act.

The formal roles are laid out below, but there are many, many parents who give significant contributions of time and other resources on a punctual basis.

Committee Members 2017/18

General contact: pta@vineyardpta.org

Co-Chair Thomas Crampton; email: chair@vineyardpta.org Mobile phone: 07826995794

I joined the Vineyard School community in 2015, when we moved to the UK from Hong Kong. The Vineyard School was a key reason why we chose Richmond. My daughter entered year 2 of the Vineyard, my son joined a year later in reception and my youngest daughter will join the school in a year. I began helping the PTA in September 2017 and now serve as chair. This is my first experience in a PTA, so much to learn! My passions in relation education and the school focus on nutrition (health and wellness), reading, anti-bullying and doing everything we can, as parents, to help each child flourish to the best of their ability. Professionally, I now work in social and digital, but previously spent nearly two decades writing as a foreign correspondent for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times from Asia, Europe and North America. I look forward to supporting each parent in pursuit of the best educational experience for their children at the Vineyard School and do not hesitate to get in touch with me: chair@vineyardpta.org

Co-Treasurer Edward Forbes

Co-Treasurer Dhruv Menon

Co-Treasurer Evelyn Yung

Free childcare to help volunteers

Tree house generously donates 4 free hours/week of childcare for parents volunteers doing non-child friendly work (meetings, research, writing funding proposals, … ). They welcome children from 6 weeks to 5y old, 2-3h/day (depending on age), 9am to 2.30pm at the creche at Cedars health club (no need to be member). It's a first come first served service.

Bookable via: Humera, hello@thetreehouse.group, 07376420510