Involving parents in their child’s education is an exciting challenge, with excellent benefits for the child, the parents and carers, the school and the local community.
Amazingly research identifies at age 7, a parent’s influence on a child’s learning is 6 times that of their school and even at 11 years old, it is 29%greater. Increased involvement can raise achievement by at least 18%. No involvement means low or no qualifications at 16.
We are using the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) to help strengthen our school’s partnership with parents. It is a national award that will provide us with a valuable school improvement tool and also give us recognition for our commitment to working with parents.