Parents as Partners
The Leading Parent Partnership Award
This award helps the school to work in partnership with all parents and carers. Increasing parent participation in school life leads to improved pupil progress, punctuality, attendance and behaviour. The framework encourages parents to be involved in their children's learning leading to improved outcomes in all aspects of school life.
At Gatley Primary School 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 to 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
Parent/School Working Parties
Parents were invited to work with the school to support in the development of a Communication Strategy and Home School Agreement. Playing an instrumental role in the development of the strategy, parents were able to work collaboratively with staff and governors to develop a strategy with the aims of:
- creating clear lines of communication between school and home
- setting clear standards for responding to communication from parents/carers
- helping parents/carers reach the member of school staff who is best placed to address their specific query or concern so they can get a response as quickly as possible
- setting clear expectations for parents, teachers and pupils through the development of the Home School Agreement
Parent Working Party
Parent Working Party
Homework Policy and Enrichment Offer
The school has continued to work in partnership with parents with the aim of giving parents a voice with regards to different aspects of school life, including the development of key policies.
In November, we invited parents to come into school to join us for a working party. The aim was to give parents the opportunity to review and share their thoughts on our enrichment offer and also our Homework Policy.
During the course of the session, we asked parents to discuss and provide feedback on some key questions:
- What could make our enrichment offer even better?
- How easy/effective is the booking systems?
- Is there a good range of enrichment opportunities on offer?
- Does homework support your child's learning?
- Does homework support our school's values and learning principles?
- Do you understand the purpose of homework? Does it allow pupils to practice, rehearse and apply what they have been learning within class?
- Does your child understand the expectations of the homework set and are they able to complete it independently?
- Do you think homework should link specifically to current topics of work being covered within class?
Parents were able to discuss together their own experiences of both our enrichment offer and also the Homework Policy. Following further consultation with staff and pupils, this feedback will be used to support the school in reviewing and developing their Homework Policy and also to further develop our enrichment offer.
Gatley Primary School - LPPA Re-assessment Report