Your Friends – Who we are
Friends of Trinity Academy Richmond (FORCE) is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1097555).
FORCE is a voluntary committee of parents and staff, and we exist to raise funding for resources and equipment that cannot be financed from the school budget. These are no longer just the added extras of school life. Over the years, FORCE has funded or part-funded the purchase of educational equipment such as books for the school library and a children’s cloakroom furniture providing named hooks and storage. We have also contributed to an outdoor Friendship Hut in memory of a former teaching assistant, whole school activities such as the Pantomime at the Georgian Theatre and funds towards the regeneration of the Foundation Stage outside play area.
Involvement in FORCE fosters involvement in the life of the school. Some of our most successful fundraising events are great social events, for example our Christmas and Summer Fairs and our Easter Coffee morning at Richmond Town Hall. We run some events (termly discos and annual Easter Egg Hunt) expressly for the children and we provide refreshments at school productions. We are always looking for new ideas and welcome your input.
We also raise funds via Easyfundraising and Bags for Schools. Details of all these can be found on the main Trinity Academy Richmond website.
We communicate all our events and news via the weekly newsletter, on this site and via our FB page. We suggest you LIKE us on FB so that you don’t miss out.
If you’re connected to the school and would like to “give something back” and you can spare an hour every now and again let us know. We meet approximately every half term, but if you can’t make a meeting just send us an email and we’ll be in touch. E: email@example.com
Guide for Parents
Friends of Trinity Academy Richmond (FORCE) is an active group of parents that raise money for Trinity Academy Richmond, we do this through a range of fundraising initiatives, activities and fun events for pupils and parents. This booklet is written for parents who would like to find out more about how we do this, it tells you how to get involved, how you can support what we do and aims to answer any questions you might have.
Chair of Friends: Claire Parsons
Treasurer: Liz Dodd
Secretary: Debbie Pollard
Friends meet approximately twice per term and would love interested parents, carers and grandparents to come along. We raise money to support Trinity Academy Richmond through a range of fundraising initiatives, activities and fun events for pupils and parents. If you would like to get involved by volunteering to organise or help at our events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings and AGM
FORCE meets approximately twice per term with our AGM being held every September. We would love any interested parents, carers or grandparents to come along and see what a friendly bunch we are! If you would like to get involved by volunteering to organise or help at events or would like to attend our next meeting (advertised on the school newsletter and school Ping) please contact email@example.com
We sometimes hold contact details for our committee members and helpers so that we can keep in touch with you.
You will find the Consent form and our policy on holding and sharing information here.
Friends of Trinity Academy Richmond (FORCE) is a member of Parentkind formerly PTA-UK. Parentkind provides support for PTAs to establish good governance and have a clear set of rules by which the association is run. Our PTA membership includes a model constitution which sets out our governance structure based on charity law and best practice for PTAs.