Longnor School Circle

Longnor School Circle

Longnor School is lucky to have a busy, active School Circle. School Circle holds four main aims:

  • To regularly bring together the wider family of the school – children, parents, carers, teachers, grandparents and local community – in order to connect, socialise and support each other.
  • To create memories for our children outside the classroom. The giggles from the Duck Race and the thrills from the Halloween Disco will echo down the years.
  • To raise funds for those ‘extras’, that can’t be met by the annual budget.
  • To help our teachers to provide the richest curricular and extracurricular activities, making school a pleasure and giving our children the best start in life.

Events

School Circle provides the drinks and nibbles after the Harvest Festival, Carol Service, Easter Service and Leavers Service – a lovely opportunity to catch a few moments with other families before heading home. It also caters for and hosts the children’s Christmas party.

Further events and fundraising typically include:

  • Halloween Disco
  • Bingo Night
  • Duck Race
  • Recycling second hand clothes
  • Selling Christmas cards the children have made
  • Car Boot Sale
  • Snowman Drive
  • Summer Show

 

Where does the money go?

The school can rely on a regular, termly contribution that is most commonly used to partially subsidise the trips and extracurricular activities that the children engage in.

School Circle also provides funding for the school to take the Key Stage 2 children to swimming lessons at Concorde College.

Occasionally the teachers will make a request for a specific item that has worn-out, be it sports equipment, bikes and trikes, computers, whiteboards, books or gardening tools.

Recently, School Circle are pleased to be able to facilitate the kitting-out of the newly-created learning area with cupboards, tables, a cooker, fridge and microwave.

School Circle can fund these ‘extras’, so the Governors can focus their annual budget on what matters most – an excellent  teaching team and support staff.

How can I help?

Every family automatically becomes a member of the School Circle when a child joins Longnor School, becoming as active as they wish in helping to organise events and fundraising activities.

All are welcome at the monthly meetings, which are light-hearted and fairly informal, but even if you can’t attend there are still many ways you can get involved at whatever level suits your circumstances and skillset.

We do have a Chairperson and Treasurer, but like the knights of old, every parent or carer has an equal place in the circle. The more voices heard, and the more hands helping, the better.