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1 An Introduction to the LPPA Programme “The children are more secure in knowing parents and schools are working together." Carmel Moore, Headteacher at Prince of Wales Primary School, Enfield

2 Why work with parents/carers? To raise achievement? To increase attendance and punctuality? To gain support and cooperation? To encourage contribution? To increase inclusion? To encourage adult learning? To support community development? To raise morale?

3 What are your key challenges? Making your school really welcoming? Getting all parents/carers involved? Getting all staff involved? Knowing what you really want to achieve? Finding time to plan and organise? Knowing how well you are doing? Limited physical space and resources?

4 What does the LPPA Programme consist of? The Leading Parent Partnership Award The LPPA Toolkit A series of parent partnership training opportunities Bespoke parent partnership consultancy and training

5 The Leading Parent Partnership Award A national quality standard developed in 2003 to 2005 in partnership with the DCSF Addresses Ofsted parental engagement requirements Clear framework for action Focus on sustainable development Straightforward process for delivery Positive professional support

6 Schools and Settings

7 Starting Points “So far we’ve done very little with parents at all.” “We’re on the way, but we realise there’s more we could do.” “Working with parents continues to be a big priority for us.”

8 The LPPA Objectives 1 Commitment 2 Planning

9 The LPPA Objectives 2 3 Welcoming school 4 Parent/carer learning 5 Parent/carer and child learning

10 The LPPA Objectives 3 6 Effective induction 7 High quality information 8 Positive policies 9 Supported transition

11 The LPPA Objectives 4 10 Monitoring and evaluation

12 The LPPA Process: overview Self-evaluation Action planning Implementation and portfolio building Final verification

13 The LPPA Process: delivery models Individual schools: Adviser-led Trainer-led School-led Groups of schools: Local contracts Local licenses

14 How long will it take? Achieving the Award is a 12 – 15 month process

15 Does it work? "Support from our LPPA Adviser was challenging and encouraged very strategic reflection and development." Wendy Wheldon Headteacher at Ecclesall Infant School, Sheffield "The LPPA has been a constructive and supportive process which we believe has been of great value to our school community." Liz Whincop Headteacher at Walker Primary School, Enfield "The LPPA has given purpose to the Parent Voice and gaining the award will raise their self esteem and self confidence." Clive Rigby Headteacher at James Brindley Science College, Stoke-on-Trent "This work is of the highest priority in contributing to raising the aspirations and achievement of all our students." Jenny Jones Headteacher at The Grove, a Specialist Maths and Computing College, East Sussex “The School community has appreciated the challenge and support of LPPA.. We have found the experience worthwhile and of benefit to parents, staff and pupils.” Tinka Rojas Headteacher at South Harringay Infant and Nursery School, Haringey

16 The LPPA Toolkit A comprehensive stand- alone guide to practical parent partnership in schools Ideas, advice, case studies, materials, resources and much more Can also be used to support achievement of the Leading Parent Partnership Award

17 The LPPA Training Programme A one-day introduction to successful parent partnership based on the LPPA framework A series of half-day workshops on key LPPA themes Suitable for schools, early years settings, local authorities, other parenting professionals and groups

18 Bespoke Consultancy Consultancy or training designed to meet the specific needs of schools, early years settings and other organisations working in the area of parent partnership Available in units of one or more days

19 Quality Assurance DCSF endorsed Programme Delivered by trained and experienced LPPA Advisers Prospects monitored and evaluated

20 What next? To join the LPPA Programme: Complete and return the Expression of Interest form in your pack and we will contact you For further information: Call: Visit:

21 Thank you


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