Leading Parent Partnership Award

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In April 2021 Parkwood Hall Cooperative Academy started to work towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) which will take us 12 to 18 months to achieve.

We really acknowledge and appreciate all of the time and effort that parent/carers have invested to support your children during the lock downs and we recognize that the last year has not been an easy one for you, your children and your families.

As we emerge from the challenges of the pandemic over the last 12 months, we hope that you will join us in our journey towards the LPPA.

We are using the LPPA to help strengthen our school's partnership with parents.  LPPA is a national award that will provide us with valuable school improvement tools and will also give us recognition for our commitment to working with parents. 

The LPPA will help us achieve these long-term benefits: 

  • increase parent participation and involvement
  • enhance parents’ support in their children’s learning
  • improve communication between home and school.
  • contribute to improve pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress

We want the very best for our students and know that effective and positive parent partnerships can have a very real and lasting impact within school. Research shows that effective working with parents has a major impact on the learning of children and young people.

We are setting up a working group to represent parents, governors, staff, students and external stakeholders of the school and we would love to hear from you if you would like to join the group.

We have asked (and will continue to ask) you for your views, through a variety of surveys. Thank you to those of you who have taken part so far. There will be more opportunities for you to let us know your views in the future. The responses and detailed answers are useful in forming our ongoing actions.

As a school, we have completed a self-evaluation of our relationship with parents/carers, looking at things that we are already doing well and those we could improve.

We have a Leading Parent Partnership Advisor who is supporting us with framing our self-evaluation and responses from our parental surveys. Our action plan will support us in our work towards the award, and more importantly work towards improving relationships and communication with parents/carers.

If you would like to become more involved or want more information, please contact Clare Hollick at clare.hollick@parkwoodhall.co.uk

What is the Leading Parent Partnership Award?

The LPPA is a nationally recognised award achieved by school who work closely with the families of their pupils.  The assessment is made by an external advisor.

The framework encourages parents to be involved in their children's learning leading to improved outcomes in all aspects of school life.


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What difference will the Leading Parent Partnership Award make at Parkwood Hall?

Working towards the LPPA will enhance links between home and school. This is important we know that when positive relationships are built, children’s learning improves.


What do schools have to do to achieve the award?

We will be building up lots of evidence to support the nine objectives before we can achieve the award by the end of the year.