Leading Parent Partnership Award
November 2018 Progress Update: click here
What is the Leading Parent Partnership Award?
At The Halifax Academy we have high aspirations for our students and we want to do everything we possibly can to help parents and families support their children in achieving their potential.
We are currently working towards achieving the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) to strengthen our academy's partnership with parents, improving communication and enhancing parental involvement. During this process we will focus on key areas such as: improved pupil progress, punctuality, attendance and behaviour.
The assessment will be made by an external advisor and will take place in December 2018.
How can our families help us gain the award?
Involving yourself in your child’s education is an exciting challenge and brings excellent benefits for your child, for you, for the academy 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%, whereas no involvement usually leads to low or no qualifications at 16.
You can become more involved in your child's education and help us achieve the award by:
- Reading all the information that we send out
- Coming along to events organised by the academy
- Completing any questionnaires we send out as honestly as you can
- Joining the LPPA working party, who meet regularly to work on the areas of development
To achieve the LPPA, the academy must meet a number of evidence-based objectives related to different areas, such as: ensuring the academy is a welcoming and friendly place for parents; promoting an awareness of lifelong learning opportunities available in school and in the community to parents; providing a good induction and transition process for all new parents and offering relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children's learning.
The ten evidence-based objectives 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’ learning and developing their own learning
Objective 5: The school holds and actively promotes enrichment opportunities and events for joint parent and child participation
Objective 6: The school provides a good induction for all new parents
Objective 7: The school provides parents with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children's' learning
Objective 8: The school produces and implements parent-friendly policies to establish effective home-school links and improve children's' attendance, punctuality, behaviour, progress and positive participation in school
Objective 9: The school provides good support for all parents as their children leave the school
Objective 10: The school summarises its achievements against the LPPA Objectives and KPIs and outlines its future plans
The detailed action plan can be viewed here: Leading Parent Partnership Award Action Plan
How can parents get involved?
If you would like to share your ideas on how we can improve communication and collaboration with parents or would like to join the working party, please contact the school by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We had our interim assessment in the summer and this is what we have achieved so far:
Objective 1 - fully achieved
Objective 2 - mainly achieved
Objective 3 - mainly achieved
Objective 4 - partially achieved - ongoing opportunities for parents to participate in programmes across both phases
Objective 5 - mainly achieved
Objective 6 - ongoing work between school and parents to provide parents with information regarding how they can best support their child
Objective 7 - mainly achieved
Objective 8 - the school continues to develop strategies to help support with transition across all key stages in both phases
Objective 9 - the school continues to evaluate and assess achievements against action plan
The final verification will take place on 5 December 2018 and we are on track to complete our objectives and receive the award.