LPPA update - Autumn term
We have had an LPPA adviser visit us this term and we are really proud to announce that we have successfully completed over 75% of the LPPA objectives. The day was really positive and has helped us to understand how we can develop strong relationships with parents. Our next key focuses are:
Ensuring we have an effective plan to develop parent partnership after we have gained the award.
Continue to analyse parent partner response and provide feedback.
Encourage parent volunteers to contribute to a range of activities.
What is LPPA?
The LPPA (Leading Parent Partnership Award) is a nationally recognised award achievable by schools who work closely with families of its pupils. It will make our work with families better, improve communication and build more activities for families in school.
The award provides a challenging framework within which schools can strengthen their partnerships with parents and carers. There are ten evidence based objectives which are required for the award.
Each term, the LPPA working party meets to work through each of the ten objectives and collating evidence for the school portfolio.
For more information, you can visit the LPPA website by following the link below.
Information for parents on the importance of their involvement in their child's education
Research shows that when parents are involved, children do better and achieve more. Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences on their child's lives. By becoming involved in the life of your child's school you can show your child that their education is important to you.
The benefits for children are:
It is easier for children to learn when they get encouragement at home.
They will do better and achieve more when their parents are involved.
Children get access to more activities in and out of school when there are more adults to help.
Their concerns can be sorted out quicker when their parents have a positive relationship with school staff.
They are happy when their parents are enjoying events in the school.
When children see their parents or other family members getting involved in the school, it:
Shows them you are interested in what the school is doing.
Allows them to see that you value what they are learning.
Gives them a sense of security.
Helps them to learn about good citizenship from your example.
The benefits for parents are:
Their children do better when they are involved.
They are better able to help and encourage their children?
They have more information about their child's education.
Parents can build their own confidence and skills.
When there is a positive relationship between parents and their child's school, the benefits are all-round.
Parents get reassurance that their children are receiving a good education.
Parents will also:
Get to know the teachers and other parents.
Gain a better understanding of how the school works.
See how their child relates to other children and teachers.
Be setting a good example to young people.
Have the satisfaction of knowing that they are making a contribution to the school and to their and other children's learning.
The benefits for school are:
Parents bring skills which complement teachers' skills and expertise.
Parents contribute their time, so together parents and teachers are able to do more activities with pupils than teachers can do on their own.
Pupils' attainment and behaviour improves.
Parents have ideas about how the school can best support their children.
Teachers have people with whom they can talk over ideas and get help when developing plans for the school.
Parents can give advice and help to reach other parents.
The school will develop a better understanding of parents and the community.
We have recently sent out surveys to gather feedback of what you think about:
the quality of two-way home-school communication
the general information you receive from the school
the welcome you receive when visiting or telephoning the school
Here are the results:
|The partnership between parents and school is good|
|93%||2=3%||3=4%||The head teacher and teachers are very supportive and co-operative. Thanks|
|King’s Hill provides a welcoming school environment for parents|
|93%||3%||4%||Can you put some chairs outside of the office in the waiting area for people?|
|We always feel welcome and encouraged to play an active role in our child’s learning.|
|The only negative I have is the parking of some parents, vehicles are blocking traffic on a daily basis.|
|The teaching staff ensure my child learns well and is encouraged to become independent|
|94%||0||6%||Happy that they doing so many improvement in study and activity.|
|My child is doing so well, she has said how much she likes her teacher.|
|The information school provides is varied and useful|
|96%||0||3%||Communication is outstanding|
|The school helps parents to support their child’s learning|
|96%||0||3%||-Would be useful to have more workshops at least each term so we can help our children at home in line with how the school teach|
|Love show and tell, nice to see children in their learning environment and happy|
|-We need more workshops training for the parents to learn how they teach them at school, so that we can use it to teach the children.|
|-Really enjoy attending my children’s workshops and projects.|
As a result of the evaluations, we shall be looking into the home time arrangements and thinking about different ways we can help you to support your child’s learning.
The home school learning projects have been a great success so we shall continue with this.
Thank you to parents who attended the Year 2 Art & Crafts workshops. Here are some of the comments which were made by parents:
You also said that:
-More time should be given towards the workshops as time was limited.
-School should provide parents with more workshops.
As a result of your comments we will be thinking about the time we allocate for workshops and also be looking at how we can offer parents a range of workshops across this year.
LPPA working group
Today the LPPA group had their first initial meeting. They completed a self-evaluation form, which highlighted what actions the school has to take over a 12-15 month period to achieve the awards. The 9 objectives which we are working towards achieving are:
Kings Hill Primary school will be judged against these objectives and has to provide evidence to demonstrate that we are working towards achieving these and that evidence is constantly updated and reflects the needs of all our young people and their parents / carers.