Aldermoor Farm Primary School have been awarded a Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) for their work in engagement with parents.
Aldermoor Farm Primary particularly impressed the Verifiers with their excellent support for children’s education, their celebration of children’s work, the quality of guidance and support for parents, and how welcome and supported parents feel when visiting the school.
Councillor Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “I offer my congratulations to Aldermoor Farm Primary School for their award. They have worked so hard to achieve it and made so much progress in terms of engaging with parents. They truly deserve it, so well done and I hope other schools will follow suit!”
The Leading Parent Partnership Award can be achieved by schools after they meet a number of long-term criteria, such as improved pupil progress, punctuality, attendance, behaviour and increased parental involvement in school life.
The schools must take steps to include parents in supporting children’s learning, take steps to ensure that schools communicate clearly with parents and provide clear and accessible guidance for parents to support their children’s learning and development.
The Headteacher of Aldermoor Farm Primary School, Mrs Ann Stacey, said: “We are so proud that we’ve achieved this award. It’s really meant a lot to us, as a school, to be acknowledged for all our hard work. Charlotte Sutton, Pastoral Support Manager, led this project and coordinated a small parental task group to meet the award’s criteria, which included them attending the verification day.”
“There’s still more we can do, but I really would wholeheartedly recommend that other schools try to achieve this award. Working towards the award has really improved how we work with the various groups within the school, such as pupils, parents, staff and governors. It’s definitely been worthwhile!”
The school will hold the award for 3 years, at which time another review will happen to ensure that the school are continuing to make progress.