LISA

Lydgate Infant School Association is the school’s Parent Association. As such, it works alongside the school in order to:

  • Raise funds to support development priorities which will directly benefit the children
  • Plan and organise extra-curricular events which provide additional opportunities for the children to have fun!

 

The inclusive nature of the association means that if you have a child who attends the school, you as a parent or carer are already a ‘member’ of LISA, and you and your child can participate in all of its activities.

Operating on a charitable basis, the association has certain formally titled roles, but also has identified individuals who act as contact points within Year Groups and Classes.  Please get in touch to find out more!

Funds raised by LISA have supported significant improvements in the school’s quality of provision to pupils in recent years:

  • The installation of permanent features, and purchase of portable resources, to improve the quality of outdoor learning in the F2 outdoor environment (including the large learning shelter, soft surfacing, the ‘Outdoor Library’, Big Build resources, bikes and trikes, and many more items).
  • Similar installation of storage and developmental features in the KS1 playground (children’s climbing wall, outdoor learning storage and resources, bike and scooter racks, etc), and in the school’s wildlife garden.
  • The purchase of paint and materials to enable the mural decoration of both of the school’s main internal stairwells (and help in painting both!).
  • The match-funded rolling programme of home-school reading book purchase, ensuring that the school is well-stocked with modern and engaging home-school reading books which the children enjoy to share with their parents and carers.

 

The focus of future funding revolves around two main areas at present (although this is reviewed annually by the association in liaison with the school):

  • The continuing support of improvements to the school’s outdoor learning environment for pupils.
  • The support of improvements in mobile and hand-held technology, to ensure that the school’s young pupils have the most modern and up-to-date resources to support their learning.

 

The association meets regularly in order to plan future events and review progress. As well as being very welcome to attend such meetings, you can find copies of important documents below:

LISA AGM Minutes 2015

LISA Minutes Jan 2016

LISA Minutes March 2016

LISA Minutes April 2016

LISA Minutes June 2016

LISA Newsletter Summer 2016

LISA AGM Co-Chair's Report 2016

LISA Treasurer's Report Oct 2016

LISA AGM Minutes 2016

LISA undertake a number of regular events throughout the year, adding fresh ideas into the mix whenever possible. Regular events include:

  • Christmas Fayre
  • Regular Pupil Discos
  • Sponsored Bounce
  • Lydgfest (a Summer Fair Music Festival)

Please visit our Facebook page to find out which events are coming up next. We always need help in planning, organising and running these events, so please get in touch if you would like to volunteer!

The association is an inclusive organisation, which values the input, thoughts and help of all parents and carers. There are lots of ways in which you can contribute:

  • By coming along to our evening meetings held regularly in the school (visit our Facebook page to find out the date and time of our next meeting) to contribute your thoughts and ideas.
  • By offering to help at one of our events – we always need lots of helpers, and the events are good fun!
  • By specifying LISA as the fund-raising focus of an out-of-school event in which you are participating (e.g. a long distance run or cycle ride, or other sponsored event) – this is very easy to do as we have an established ‘Just Giving’ page that can be used to minimise administration. Please get in touch to find out more.

Lydgate Infant School Association is the school’s Parent Association. As such, it works alongside the school in order to:

  • Raise funds to support development priorities which will directly benefit the children
  • Plan and organise extra-curricular events which provide additional opportunities for the children to have fun!

The inclusive nature of the association means that if you have a child who attends the school, you as a parent or carer are already a ‘member’ of LISA, and you and your child can participate in all of its activities.

Operating on a charitable basis, the association has certain formally titled roles, but also has identified individuals who act as contact points within Year Groups and Classes.  Please get in touch to find out more!