The ‘Leading Parent Partnership Award’ has recognised our commitment to building strong parental relationships. At Barlow Hall we believe that strong parental relationships are at the heart of all that we do. We listen in order to meet the needs of our families and build positive relationships with the community. We are constantly striving to develop in order to reach a shared goal: working together for a better education for our children.
‘Any issues are dealt with straight away and this makes me feel confident that my concerns are taken seriously.’
‘I know I can always ask for help if I’m not sure how to help my child with their homework.’
‘It is really important that we keep asking what could be better. You need to have open and honest relationships with parents in order to do that.’
Parent Support Advisor
Leading Parent Partnership Award 2011 - 2014
The Framework of Objectives
Each element of the LPPA Programme is based around the 10 Objectives of the LPPA Framework. These are the key areas through which high quality parent partnership is delivered in LPPA schools and other educational settings. In brief they are:
Objective 1: Commitment
Commitment of all key partners: school or setting staff; parents and carers; governors (or the equivalent); pupils and students and relevant external partners.
Objective 2: Planning
Planning to deliver and maintain the LPPA.
Objective 3: Welcome and communications
Ensuring a welcoming environment and communication systems that respond to parent/carer needs.
Objective 4: Lifelong learning for parents and carers
Provision of learning opportunities for parents to support their child’s and their own learning.
Objective 5: Enrichment activities – joint parent and child learning
A programme of enrichment opportunities that encourage parents and children to enjoy learning together.
Objective 6: Induction
Induction of parents and carers when their children join the school or setting.
Objective 7: Information and guidance
To enable parents and carers to support their children’s learning.
Objective 8: Policies
Consultation and family-friendly policies to support pupil and student learning and development.
Objective 9: Transition
Engagement of parents and carers when their children move on to the next stage of education, training or employment.
Objective 10: Evaluation
Each Objective is broken down into a number of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that encourage a systematic approach to achieving the Award.