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Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

At Buckton Vale we have held the Leading Parent Partnership Award for several years as a result of how closely we work with parents and carers and provide them with an opportunity to have a voice in everyday school life.

The Leading Parent Partnership Award is a nationally recognised award that is achievable by schools who work very closely with the families of their pupils. Assessment is made by an external advisor.

In order to gain accreditation, schools must provide evidence for ten specific objectives:

  1. The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
  2. The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
  3. The school is a welcoming and friendly place for parents.
  4. The school promotes an awareness of and participation in lifelong learning opportunities available in school and in the community to all groups of parents.
  5. The school holds and actively promotes enrichment opportunities or events for joint parent/child participation.
  6. The school provides good induction for all new parents.
  7. The school provides parents with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children’s learning.
  8. The school produces and implements parent-friendly policies to establish effective home school-links and improve pupil/student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress and positive participation in school.
  9. The school provides good support for transition for parents when their children leave the school.
  10. The school evaluates performance against the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

As parents and carers, you can help to support our accreditation by:

  • Reading any documentation that we send out
  • Coming along and supporting events that are held in school
  • Completing questionnaires that are sent out

We hope to continue our LPPA journey when we are next reassessed in order to ensure that we continue building on the strong links that we have with our wider school community