Leading Parent Partnership
Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)
Discovery School is aiming to achieve the LPPA. This award encourages schools to improve their partnership with parents and carers through a range of flexible and creative strategies. The award will normally take up to 15 months to achieve. Recent meeting minutes are available to download below.
We have a LPPA working group, who meet to discuss how we will work with the LPPA. Please see our minutes below:
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Home School Agreement
A Home-School Agreement, in line with DCFS guidance, has been implemented at the School. Children achieve more when schools and parents work together. Parents can help more effectively if they know what the school is trying to achieve and how they can help. The Home-School Agreement is designed to provide a framework for the development of such a partnership and sets out the role of the school, parents and pupils in this vital partnership. Parents will be invited to sign this when their children are admitted.
Please browse parent feedback for LPP sessions to date
"I believe that as a school, you are doing a fantastic job of ensuring we know every detail of our child/rens progress. I am very pleased with all you do and the progress my children are making."
Parent Forum Notes
Feedback: You said... we did
Your opinions and suggestions are important to us and so we ask you to help us by completing the various evaluations when you attend sessions. These evaluations are analysed and acted upon.
We began Family Values Craft Sessions for each Year Group.
We provided English Courses, Cooking courses, DIY for dads & Pots, Plants and People.
We provided a homework club on a Monday after school. This unfortunately closed due to a lack of uptake.
It has always been possible to arrange meetings in school which try where possible to fit around parents. Home visits are available out of hours by the Parent Partnership Worker at parent’s request. We have attempted to make this process smoother.
We provided an online employability course with Crosskeys homes and have produced a number of CV’s with parent’s.
We have overhauled the website and newsletter to include different languages and to be more informative.
This has been provided and minutes and actions are reported to improve continuity.
We do this for parents who request it.
We are working on a blog. The changes to the website now include a newsreel where activities such as Quentin Blake pictures can be displayed and commented on by parents. The teacher or support staff contact parents to give them notice that their child is receiving the pupil of the week award.