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The Parent Promoters’ Foundation

The Parent Promoters’ Foundation is the body that worked with Lambeth Council and the school staff to establish The Elmgreen School – Britain’s first “Parent-Promoted School”. Initially it was a group of local parents and carers working together informally. It is now a registered Charity with a board of directors/trustees and members, all of whom are local parents or carers or former Elmgreen students who are over 18 years old.

The Foundation Body of the school

The members of the PPF appoint 5 of themselves to be the school’s Foundation Governors. They work with Elmgreen’s other governors to set the school’s strategic direction and to ensure that it reflects the founding ethos.
The PPF is also one of the founding members of the Great North Wood Education Trust – (incorporating Elmgreen and Rosendale Schools) and one of the PPF directors also serves on the board of GNWET trustees.
The PPF believes that:

 - All children deserve an excellent local school

 - Parents should have the opportunity to be involved in their children’s education

 - The Elmgreen School should be at the heart of the local community

Working with the school and local communities

Parents and carers are a vital part of the school community. The PPF organises activities and briefings to keep families in touch and facilitate the Parents and Carers Forum meetings each term.  We also hold our annual Fun Run for all members of the school and local communities.

Supporting learning

From time to time, the PPF offer a programme of events at which parents and carers can exchange ideas and experiences and learn from a range of expert speakers. Subjects covered so far include: Understanding and promoting resilience and emotional well-being; Revision skills; Inspiring Success; and Keeping safe on the internet.

Supporting the development of all students

Many PPF members share their knowledge and contacts, offering to enhance students’ learning by widening their horizons and enabling them to make links with the wider community.
Our annual Skills Bureau event brings Year 9 pupils together with parents who give a ‘taster’ of the world of work – from building to baking, nursing to composing, from law to town planning, art to drama.

Supporting and rewarding achievement

The PPF holds regular fund-raising events to raise money to support the school and provides funding for the PPF award prizes given each year to the four students who have demonstrated exceptional work in the local community.


Chair Victoria Wells
Link Governor Liz Myers
Directors Pauline Alexander; Cathy Ashley; Marc Chetwynd*; Verona Coultart; Liz Halkon*; Hubert Humphrey; Gudrun Kunst**; Sarah Levy; Claire McDonald; Tamsin Mcneil; Liz Myers*; Abigail Melville; Benedicte Mourey*; Joan O’ Mahony*; Tony Pizzoferro*; Victoria Wells; Thomas Wood.


*Indicates Foundation Governor **Parent Governor

The PPF is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee . Registered office: 19 Hawarden Grove, London, SE24 9DQ Charity No 1121956 Company No. 05453304