We have recently been granted the Leading Parent Partnership Award for the second time. Miss Stokes is our Parent Partnership Lead Teacher. At St Stephen's, as you know, we value parental support which is vital to our school and the children's education and progress. Our parents are very supportive of school life in many ways, but we are now looking to develop our parental involvement even further within the life and work of the school.

Last year we were successful with our application for the renewal of the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA).

The LPPA is a nationally recognised award, achievable by schools who work very closely with the families of their children. It provides a challenging framework within which schools can strengthen their partnership with parents and carers. Achieving the LPPA is a developmental process which, through the involvement of parents, aims to enhance children's life chances as young people and adults.

Since initially being granted the award in June 2011, we have continued to work towards the ten LPPA targets, along with focusing on our areas for development. The renewal assessment identified many strengths and also recognised our planned areas for development.

The work which has been completed and which we will continue to work on has involved all stakeholders collaboratively - all staff, the Governing Body, parents and the Parent Partnership Group. the children and local community agencies.

We are confident the renewal of this award will continue to help us develop further and evidence the good practice which is already embedded within our school.

We now have a group of parents/carers who have volunteered to form a working party. If you would like to join this group or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Stokes.



Parent Partnership Policy