What is LPPA?
The LPPA (Leading Parent Partnership Award) is a nationally recognised award achievable by schools who work closely with families of its pupils. It will make our work with families better, improve communication and build more activities for families in school.
The award provides a challenging framework within which schools can strengthen their partnerships with parents and carers. There are ten evidence based objectives which are required for the award.
Each term, the LPPA working party meets to work through each of the ten objectives and collating evidence for the school portfolio.
For more information, you can visit the LPPA website by following the link below.
Information for parents on the importance of their involvement in their child's education
Research shows that when parents are involved, children do better and achieve more. Parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences on their child's lives. By becoming involved in the life of your child's school you can show your child that their education is important to you.
The benefits for children are:
- It is easier for children to learn when they get encouragement at home.
- They will do better and achieve more when their parents are involved.
- Children get access to more activities in and out of school when there are more adults to help.
- Their concerns can be sorted out quicker when their parents have a positive relationship with school staff.
- They are happy when their parents are enjoying events in the school.
When children see their parents or other family members getting involved in the school, it:
- Shows them you are interested in what the school is doing.
- Allows them to see that you value what they are learning.
- Gives them a sense of security.
- Helps them to learn about good citizenship from your example.
The benefits for parents are:
- Their children do better when they are involved.
- They are better able to help and encourage their children?
- They have more information about their child's education.
- Parents can build their own confidence and skills.
- When there is a positive relationship between parents and their child's school, the benefits are all-round.
- Parents get reassurance that their children are receiving a good education.
Parents will also:
- Get to know the teachers and other parents.
- Gain a better understanding of how the school works.
- See how their child relates to other children and teachers.
- Be setting a good example to young people.
- Have the satisfaction of knowing that they are making a contribution to the school and to their and other children's learning.
The benefits for school are:
- Parents bring skills which complement teachers' skills and expertise.
- Parents contribute their time, so together parents and teachers are able to do more activities with pupils than teachers can do on their own.
- Pupils' attainment and behaviour improves.
- Parents have ideas about how the school can best support their children.
- Teachers have people with whom they can talk over ideas and get help when developing plans for the school.
- Parents can give advice and help to reach other parents.
- The school will develop a better understanding of parents and the community.