The school is currently working towards Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA).
Prospects’ Leading Parent Partnership Award has been promoting excellence in parent partnership in schools and other educational settings since 2003. Now it is also contributing to schools’ inspection successes, as Ofsted presents new challenges in its requirements for parental engagement.
The LPPA received recognition from the DfES in 2005 following an evaluated pilot project, and now over 800 schools and educational settings are involved. The Programme is delivered by trained LPPA Advisers and high standards are maintained through a consistent quality assurance process.
The LPPA aims to support schools and settings in addressing the areas they find most challenging in terms of parent partnership. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Knowing what you want to achieve through parent partnership.
- How to make your school or setting genuinely welcoming to parents and carers.
- How to communicate really effectively with parents and carers.
- How to get all parents and carers involved with the school – particularly the ‘harder to reach’.
- How to engage all staff in working effectively with parents and carers.
- How to support parents and carers so they can really help with their children’s learning.
- Finding time to plan and organise events and activities to engage parents.
- Coping with limited physical space and resources.
- How to best use information and communications technology to enhance parent partnership.
- Increasing parental engagement in the context of the safeguarding agenda.
- Knowing how well you are doing and the impact parent partnership is having on pupils’ and students’ achievement.
We are therefore actively looking to achieve this award as soon as possible. We we keep you advised as to how the process is going over the coming months.