Leading Parent Partnership Award
The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) gives schools a coherent framework to deliver effective parental engagement from early years to post-16.
Lead: Rosie Driver
Date of Reassessment: 17/03/2023 click here for the report
24/06/19: we achieved the award.
LPPA Reassessment Update:
With just over one month until the LPPA Reassessment, I would like to update parents on our journey towards regaining the LPPA. It’s been a successful and busy year with lots of changes as we have moved to the new site in Hessle. I was really proud to be appointed LPPA coordinator in June 2022 and with the big move to Hessle it has been a really exciting time of transition, learning and developing for the whole School, Sixth Form and Residence team.
We have continued to improve upon those events that have been a part of the fabric of St. Anne’s community for many years already, for example our weekly sixth form café, where parents/carers are invited in on a Friday morning for coffee and cake and more recently, fantastic specials cooked by the Food Technology Options Group. The café is popular with the students, staff, parents and carers and wider members of the community. We have added to this by introducing a Sixth Form Choir, where lyrics are sent home to be enjoyed with parents and carers and the students perform each half term at the café. Students practise eagerly, once a week, in the run up to the end of half term event. Our Valentine’s Café was an excitement for all students and a huge success with tables full of parents and the café bustling and bursting with excitement.
We have organised various events over the year, including a Wreath Making Workshop, weekend shopping event in the run up to Christmas and a Wellbeing Event for parents organised by The Residence. We held our first Parent’s Evening at the new site in Hessle too, where we strived to have a 100% turnout from parents and teachers made themselves available at other times in instances where parents/carers could not make it.
We have added a monthly parent meet up opportunity at Darley’s Pub and have plans to invite parents to a cooking class run by a former Masterchef contestant. In the summer term, we also hope to hold a Pamper Product Workshop at a local venue close to Goole.
We will continue to encourage the positive use of social media groups, like the Friends of St. Anne’s group on Facebook, that is administered by two members of our LPPA working party. Courses and seminars will continue to be offered each year to parents. These will include a signing course (differentiated by ability).
We implemented a new whole school two-way communication system, Class Dojo, in September and this is proving popular with parents and carers, who enjoy seeing photos and regular updates to their mobile devices. We have moved to a more coherent yearly overview of each classes curriculum coverage and the Newsletter has had a makeover to include TLR Holders’ Updates. Moving forward, the Newsletter will also have details of any Parent Partnership Developments and updates from The Residence.
Some of the new things that we have tried over the last year that have been successful in making our school more outward facing are:
- We will continue to have a working party who will meet at various times throughout the year to discuss what is working and what is not working. We will explore areas where we need to improve.
- We will continue to encourage our class teachers to achieve 100% parental attendance at parents’ evenings. This will be achieved by teachers making themselves available to those parents who are unable to make the parents’ evening, either by phone or staying behind for an extra few minutes following an annual review meeting.
- We will continue to use our parents’ evenings as an opportunity to get parental feedback by ensuring parents complete a questionnaire following every meeting.
- We will continue to review induction information and update this to be engaging, as has been seen with the Sixth Form Brochure.
- We will support parents in the use of Bug Club Independent and Times Table Rockstars following the successful implementation of Class DoJo.
- We will ensure that Newsletters are sent to parents electronically and available on the School Website.
- We will have a parent version of the School Development Plan to ensure that this document is accessible for all.
- We will continue to have short questionnaires for parents to fill in following annual review meetings and a questionnaire for every visitor to fill in upon visiting our school.
- We will continue to have a programme of exciting visitors into School and Sixth Form for our Children and Young People to enjoy and for us and them to share their experiences with you at home.
- We will continue to send out text messages and Class Dojo messages, alongside paper copies of upcoming events to ensure all parents are aware of future events.
- We will encourage parents, wherever possible, to use our new website and Class Dojo.
- We will continue to ensure that there is an update from our IT coordinator if there is anything to report from the ever-changing area of Internet Safety.
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