Leading Parent Partnership Award
The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)
As part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing effective and positive parent partnerships we achieved the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA).
The LPPA framework and process draws on high-quality research evidence. Through this award, we sought to increase parental involvement in all aspects of school life including transition, participation, communication, guidance, induction and home-school links.
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.
The LPPA gave us a coherent framework to deliver effective parental engagement from early years at Mursley and Drayton Parslow with a view to continuing at Swanbourne in the future.
A working party of staff and parents developed an action plan to guide our progress towards the award. Our first priorities were developing more opportunities for parents to come into school to work alongside their children, and fine-tuning our home/school communication systems. Covid permitting, we meet half termly to review and discuss our next steps over coffee and biscuits.
If you are a parent who would like to become involved, please contact Lorna Sandmann.