Leading Parent Partnership Award

Bchs pros lc 6959Leading Parent Partnership Award

Involving yourself in your child’s education is an exciting challenge, with excellent benefits for your child, for you, for the school and for the local community.

Research has identified that, at age 7, a parent’s influence on a child’s learning is six times that of their school and even at 11 years old, it is 29% greater. Increased involvement can raise achievement by at least 18%. No involvement means low or no qualifications at 16.

We are using the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) to help strengthen our school’s partnership with parents. LPPA is a national award that will provide us with a valuable school improvement tool and also give us recognition for our commitment to working with parents.

The LPPA will help us achieve these long-term benefits:

  • contribute to improved pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress
  • increase parent participation and involvement
  • enhance parents’ support in their children’s learning
  • improve communication between home and school.

The LPPA framework aims to improve the following six areas:

Supports parents as their children transition through or between schools Include all groups of parents in supporting their children's learning and developing their own learning Take steps to ensure that the school is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents
Provide clear and accessible guidance to help parents support their children's learning and development 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 Produce parent-friendly policies to establish effective home-school links

The nine objectives we are working towards are:

Objective 1

The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards achieving the LPPA

Objective 2

The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the LPPA

Objective 3

The school is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents.

Objective 4

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.

Objective 5

The school provides a good induction for all new parents.

Objective 6

The school provides parents with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children’s learning.

Objective 7

The school produces and implements parent-friendly policies to establish effective home–school links and improve children’s attendance, punctuality, progress and positive participation in school.

Objective 8

The school provides good support for all parents as their children move through or leave the school.

Objective 9

The school summarises its achievements against the LPPA Objectives and outlines its future plans.

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