Leading Parent Partnership Award – “LPPA”
Award for Leading Parent Partnership (LPPA)
This June, we have been successful again in achieving the Leading Parent Partnership Award. This is a national award that recognises the work schools do in working with and supporting parent/carers.
The assessor said the following strengths were:
-Headteacher & school are committed to parental engagement as is the skilled parental engagement co-ordinator- Miss Steeles.
-Staffing structure supports parental engagement and school have invested in this further via the employment of a qualified social worker.
-Family support team are accessible via mobile, dojo & emails (Ms Steeles, Mrs Street, Miss O’Connor & Ms Erving)
-Welcoming school evidenced in the environment, office staff & personal, daily contact that all staff have with parent/carers
-Christian ethos also promotes parental engagement through display & worship for new Reception class pupils
-Strong relationships with families, sensitively provided & practical support given.
-Pupils attendance is good due to rigorous procedures & how expectations are set out at induction- Mrs Street
-Reintroduction of learning events- home-school learning
-Positively reach out to parents via dojo & translation facilities
-Parents are well informed of their child’s progress
We have 3 areas to work on in relation to embedding the work of the family support team, reintroducing events where parent/carers can learn alongside their children & encouraging parent/carers of diverse groups to engage in school events.
Special thanks to Miss Steeles who has co-ordinated our work to achieve this award, along with the rest of the family support team, Mrs Renshaw, Mr Nield, all the staff, wonderful pupils we have & our supportive parent/carers & governors- an award for us all!
The purpose of this nationally recognised award is to help focus the school’s work with parents and families. During this process we hope to build on the many strengths the school already has with parents. We want to provide opportunities for parents to have a voice in everyday school life.
At St Clement’s C of E Primary School, we want to do everything we possibly can to help parents and families support their children. We achieved this award in 2018 and work to achieve this award, by way of re-assessment, started in September 2021 with the hope to achieve the accreditation during this academic year 2021/2022.
The LPPA consists of nine evidence-based Objectives which schools must meet to get the award.
- The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
- The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
- The school is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents.
- The school promotes the awareness and participation of all groups of parents in supporting their children’s learning and developing their own learning. In addition, the school holds and actively promotes a programme of opportunities and events for joint parent and child participation.
- The school provides good induction for all new parents.
- The school provides parents with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children’s learning.
- The school produces and implements parent friendly policies to establish effective home school-links and improve pupil/student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress and positive participation in school.
- The school provides good support for all parents as their children move through or leave the school.
- The school summarises its achievements against the Leading Parent Partnership Award Objectivs and outlines its future plans.
So what is the award?
The LPPA is a nationally recognized award achievable by schools who work very closely with the families of their pupils. The assessment is made by an external advisor.
What difference will the award make to the work done with families at St Clements?
It will make our work with families even better. It will improve our communication and build more activities for families in school. As you know we are always trying to improve and completing this award will help us do that!
How can families help us gain the award?
- Read all information that we send out
- Come along to events we organize, if you are able
- Complete any questionnaires we send out as honestly as you can
The LPPA working party is now well established and they meet regularly to work on their action plan and gather the evidence needed to gain the award.