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The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

July 2017

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We are delighted to say that Benington School have now acheived the 'Leading Parent Partnership Award'. Thank you to Mrs Stevens and all the teachers, governors and parents who helped us work towards this award.

The award was based on 15-18 months of work and is only awarded where there is an on-going commitment to developing and maintaining strong links with parents, so that they particiapate more fully in their child's learning.

We are committed to building upon our already strong links, so that we can better help parents to support their son or daughter.

The award itself is based on a number of criteria, principally in the following areas;

  1. Communication with parents
  2. Quality of the school environment
  3. Opportunites for family and lifelong learning
  4. Opportunites for joint parent/child learning
  5. Induction for parents
  6. Information for parents
  7. Feedback for parents on student progress
  8. Seeking parents' views and providing feedback
  9. Parental engagement in transition
  10. Parent volunteering and contribution
  11. Parental involvement in celebrating success

Our LPPA Policy sets out the work carryed out for this award.

Please click here to view the policy.

May 2017

A survey was given out to ask our parents and visitors about our school reception and our methods of communication. The results of this commmunication can be seen here.

As a direct result of this feedback, we now;

  1. acknowledge all emails, even if it is just to say "Thank you we are dealing with your email"
  2. we remind parents about the different ways they can use ParentMail, eg reporting absences, online payments and responsing to permission requests
  3. we encourage parents to look at the school noticeboards by mentioning it in assemblies and by referring to it in Newsletters

April 2017

Our homework policy is updated on a regular basis and this year we also took into account parent's views before making changes. Feedback was ascertained by sending out a questionnaire. The results, including all the comments made, can be seen here.

January 2017

Last year we evaluated our Friday Celebration Assembly. There were quite a few suggestions made, so we made a few changes. We carried out a follow-up survey and the results can be seen here.

November 2016

We held a workshop about e-safety which was attended by pupils, parents and governors. Please click here to see the evalutation of a questionnaire completed by parents before the workshop.

September 2016

Miss Webb-Ingall gave a presentation to Beech class parents, setting out the working practices in class and giving helpful advice on how the parents could help their children at home. Please click here to see the evalutaion of this event.

September 2016

Oak Class parents were invited into school to gain an insight into the challenges ahead in year 6 and to learn more about what is involved with SATs. Please click here to see the evaluation of this event.

September 2016

Miss Howard hosted a 'welcome to Acorn Class' session for our Acorn Class parents. She gave advice on how parents can support their child's learning at home. Please click here to see the evalutaion results of this event.

September 2016

Miss Hughes hosted a coffee morning for Willow Parents, aimed at helping our parents to support their children with reading and writing. Please click here to see the evalutaion results of this event.

July 2016

The pupils took part in a Judaism Worskshop. They presented their learning to parents in a special assembly. Please click here for the evalution results.

June 2016

We held a meeting for our year 1 parents about writing and spelling. Please click here for the evalutaion results.

April 2016

We held a transition meeting with new parents which they found useful. Please click here to see the evaluation results.

March 2016

We held two meetings with our KS1 and our Year 6 parents to talk about SATS. The meetings were very well received and helped to reassure them at what is a stressful time for them and their children. Please click here for the evalutation results... KS1 ....Year 6

March 2016

A meeting was held to welcome the parents of children starting school in September. They had the opportunity to meet the new class teacher who will be joining us next term. Please click here for the evalutaion results.

March 2016

We held a Dad's afternoon for our Dad's to get an insight into the school day and to learn about how their children are taught. The feed back for this event was fantastic, and all agreed it should become a regular event. Please click here for the evalutaion results and here to view some photos.

January 2016

An evaluation form has been sent out to all parents, regarding our Friday Celebration Assembly. Please click here to see the results.

As a direct result of this questionnaire, we have made some changes to the way we run these assemblies.

December 2015

To make our parents aware of the award, a letter of commitment has been sent out together with a 'mind chart'.

Please click here to view the letter and here to view the chart

September 2015

Engaging Parents - A talk by Kathy Weston

On 28th September we had a visit from Dr Kathy Weston. It is recognised that parenting is the most difficult job ever and Kathy’s talk gave ideas on how to navigate through our children’s childhood! She also gave tips on how to help children thrive at school, and how to strengthen links between school and home. This proved to be an interesting and informative evening.

Click here to see a short video introducing Kathy and telling you a little about the talk.

Please click on the image below to view the LPPA website.

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