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