Hockerill Parents and Friends
HPF is all about helping and supporting the College. Below is an outline of part of our activities, but for up to date information and news we have a facebook page to circulate information about current events. Please click here to access it.
HPF is a forum of people who come together for two reasons: helping and supporting the College and getting together socially. These two go together seamlessly at most of the events we organise, such as Comedy Night, Candlelight Supper or the annual Christmas Market. Other events are purely social and can range from themed evenings to a casual get together in a local bar or restaurant.
We give a little of our time to ensure the College and the students have the means to buy those things which statutory funding and other funds do not quite run to - and we have some fun at the same time! We encourage parents/carers to join us and help raise as much money as possible each year, as well as helping to extend the Hockerill College community. All parents, teaching and non-teaching staff are members of HPF as a matter of course and are invited to all our meetings and the AGM. At the AGM the members elect the trustees and the committee members, who are in office for a two year term. The current officers are:
Chair – Richard Johnson - Trustee
Treasurer – Erika Payne - Trustee
Secretary – Deborah Rushman - Trustee
Committee Members - Annalisa Cromie, Jools Dunne, Katie Fraser
HPF is a registered charity, number 1147215
11th October 2019 Candlelight Supper with Jazz for Year 7 parents
8th December 2019 Christmas Market with Skating Rink.
Further details will be published here, but for the most up to date information please follow us on Facebook. CLCK HERE for link.
The HPF 250 Club is a monthly prize draw that raises funds for the college while giving you a chance to win money each month. Entry is £5 a month. There is a £100 prize every month and an additional Christmas prize of £250 in December. Please use the entry form to set up a monthly Standing Order, or enclose a cheque made out to HPF 250 Club if you prefer to pay for a whole year at once. All profits go to the college. Draws take place on the 10th of each month.
Hockerill Merchandise is available via Reception, through the Facebook page or is on sale at various College events.
To keep you up to date with the latest HPF news, please visit our facebook page
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out what the HPF committee are doing? You can always find the latest on our Facebook page, through ParentMail messages or come along to our meetings – fun, informal affairs and you get to meet other parents and staff too!
Who is HPF? We are a group of parents/carers and staff who come together for two reasons; helping and supporting the College and getting together socially. We give a little of our time to ensure that the College has the funds to buy those things which other funds don’t quite run to - and we have some fun at the same time!
Why doesn’t Statutory Funding or the College provide these additional funds? Statutory Funding is tied fairly closely to the curriculum and other funds are often similarly targeted. HPF aims to fill the gaps and does not replace any statutory funding.
Is the role of the HPF purely based around fundraising? No, although fundraising is a result of a number of our activities, we also have other events that are purely social. We engage with the College to decide how funds raised are used most effectively and hope that our events contribute to the social cohesion and cultural development of the College community.
How else does HPF support the College? HPF helpers support events such as Sports Day, running the tea tent; serving refreshments and promotion of HPF at music events; as parent ambassadors at Open Days offering a parents' view of the College.
How do you decide what to spend the money on? The Principal feeds in information about important projects needing support. In addition we have introduced a “Staff Bids Scheme” to allocate up to 10% of funds raised. This scheme will be overseen by the core committee – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
How can I help? Contact our Secretary, via firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted if you registered your interest, either as a Committee member or a helper at events.
If I join the committee how much time do I have to give up? 4 or 5 meetings and a couple of events during the year would be a worthwhile contribution.
How often are committee meetings? There are normally 2 per term, but this depends on what events are running.
What will I have to do if I join the committee? Do as much or little as you wish to.
Do I have to join the committee or can I just help? Either is fine