Leading Parent Partnership Award
Leading Parent Partnership Award
LPPA is an exciting national award which our school is working towards to support and improve our strategies to involve parents and carers more fully in every child’s learning experience. One of the principle criteria of the award is the promotion of and participation in lifelong learning within the school for parents and carers.
Below is a copy of the parent events we currently offer to our school community and more information about the LPPA award.
LPPA Award Information
Raising achievement by involving parents and carers in the work of our school
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 award objectives are as follows:
- The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards achieving the LPPA
- The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the LPPA
- The school is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents
- 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
- The school provides a good induction for all new parents
- The school provides parents with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children’s learning
- 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
- The school provides good support for all parents as their children move through or leave the school
- The school summarises its achievements against the LPPA Objectives and outlines its future plans
If you would like to become more involved or want more information, please contact Mrs Kendall via the school office.
Copy of the LPPA action plan (March 2018) LPPA Boothroyd Action Plan – March 2018
Copy of the LPPA action plan to show progress (May 2018) LPPA Boothroyd Action Plan – Updated May 2018
Copy of the LPPA action plan to show progress (June 2018)LPPA Boothroyd Action Plan – Updated June 2018
Copy of the LPPA action plan to show progress (September 2018) LPPA Boothroyd Action Plan – Updated September 2018
Examples of our progress against the LPPA objectives award since starting in December 2017
Autumn 2 & Spring Term 1
- Statement of commitment signed by Principal and Chair of Task Group
- LPPA working committee formed
- LPPA web page added to the school website
- LPPA award shared to governors, staff and parents by letter
- Parent workshop on Diversity and LGBT
- New web page added to website with information on parent workshops
- New web page added to parent section of website for parent forum meeting minutes
- New twitter slip for parents ‘Your child’s learning has been captured on Twitter today’
- First Winter fayre for school community
- SEND parent forum set up by SENCO
Spring Term 2
- Diversity exhibition by Boothroyd for the local community of Dewsbury held at the Town Hall
- New Boothroyd advertising banner purchased for exhibition
- New visitor evaluation form created
- New web page added to website with information for new parents & supporting transition to secondary school
- Twitter – reach 500 followers
- First Spring fayre (active games event) for parents and pupils
- Father’s forum set up with workshops and activities
- Parent cafe weekly as a result of parent feedback
Summer Term 1
- LPPA committee meeting trialed first toddler creche
- First Boothroyd parent well-being fayre in May
- Parent leaflet range created – see ‘induction for families’ web page in parent section
- Boothroyd signs up to new ‘Parenthub’ app to support further communication with parents
- First aid parent workshops from parent feedback
Summer Term 2
- Twitter – reach 618 followers
- Plans already in place for academic year 18-19
- School well-being offer for pupils, staff, parents and governors created and added to website
- Parent transition workshop
- New parent and child transition surveys
- Second Summer Fayre
- Parenting workshops covering a range of areas such as behaviour, toileting etc.
Autumn Term 2018 plans as a result of the work in 2017-18 undertaking the LPPA award
- First parent careers fayre to take place in November
- Second parent well-being fayre to take place in February
- Father workshops
- Magic Breakfast Club for children across the school https://www.magicbreakfast.com/
Our 2018-19 Parent Partnership action plan showing our commitment to developing the LPPA objectives further.