We have officially been accredited with the Leading Parent Partnership Award by Optimus Education.
This has been as a result of all the hard work the staff and children have put into improving the provision and relationships between school and parents/carers.
The Leading Parent Partnership Award gives schools a coherent framework to deliver effective parental engagement:
Transition – Support parents as their children transition through or between schools.
Participation – Include all groups of parents in supporting their children’s learning and developing their own learning.
Communication – Take steps to ensure that the school is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents.
Guidance – Provide clear and accessible guidance to help parents support their children’s learning and development.
Induction – Provide clear guidance on the responsibilities of parents, school and pupils, and share this information with parents as a key part of the induction process.
Home–school links – Produce parent-friendly policies to establish effective home–school links
Below provides information about the progress taken towards obtaining the award.
Term 3 (2016- 2017)
· An LPPA working group has been set up.
· A statement of commitment has been signed by relevant persons.
· All relevant parties and stakeholders have been informed that we are working towards the LPPA.
· An LPPA action plan has been created.
· LPPA has been included on the School Improvement Plan.
Term 4 (2016- 2017)
· The school vision statement has been displayed prominently throughout the school.
· The website has been updated with up to date information for parents.
· A range of communication methods have been put into place.
· Information has been provided to parents both via paper and on the website.
· Parents/carers have been given the opportunity to communicate with staff through contact books, telephone calls and face to face meetings.
Term 5 (2016- 2017)
· Behaviour information has been published on the website.
· Activities and tasks have been provided to parents in order for them to learn together e.g. Online activities, homework tasks, community activities, open mornings.
· Curriculum information has been provided to parents/carers in a range of formats.
· Parents/carers have been provided with termly feedback about the progress of their child.
· Parents/carers have been provided with information about how to support their children at home.
· Children’s achievements have been communicated to parents via the newsletter.
Term 6 (2016- 2017)
· Parents and carers have been provided with additional ideas for home learning and holiday activities, including those that focus on cultural diversity via our website.
· Parent partnership expectations are outlined in the staff handbook.
· Displays have continued to be improved throughout the school.
· A volunteer handbook and policy have been created.
· National initiatives have been detailed on the school website.
Term 1 (2017-2018)
· Directional signs to guide parents and carers have been installed throughout the school.
· A questionnaire has been created and distributed to parents and carers inviting them to provide feedback on various aspects of their relationship with the school.
· Additional parent and child home learning opportunities have been provided.
· 2017-2018 workshop dates have been set and shared with parents/carers via a wider range of communication methods.
· Registers have been kept in order to analyse attendance.
· Children have been involved in workshop sessions to enable parents to learn alongside their child.
· A range of days/times and childcare options have been offered to parents to improve attendance at events.
· A range of training sessions have been offered to parents to develop their own learning e.g. Maths calculations, phonics.
· A number of sessions have been offered to enable parents into school to learn with their child and engage in activities.
Term 2 (2017-2018)
· Signage has been created and installed in the office seating area advertising information in different languages when required.
· Signposting towards online and nearby courses has been provided for parents and carers.
· The completed parent/carer questionnaires have been analysed.
· Parent friendly policies have been made available, including in languages other than English.
· Current systems has been reviewed and adapted based upon parental feedback.
Term 3 (2017-2018)
· A parent handbook has been created.
· Procedures for Year 6 leavers have been created and will be ready for publication in suitable time for our first Year 6 leavers in July 2019.
· Protocols for mid-year leavers are displayed on our website.
Term 4 (2017-2018)
· Materials to help parents and carers support their child’s learning and development have been published on the website.
· More regular surveys will be provided to parents and carers to seek feedback and shape future relationships.
· An Action Plan has been created for 2018-2021.