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.
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 can mean 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.
The LPPA will help us achieve these long term benefits:
- Contribute to improved pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress
- Increase parent participation and involvement
- Enhance parents’ support in their children’s learning
- Improved home school communications
If you wish to find out more about the award and opportunities to be involved, please contact the school office.
Do you have a skill or talent that could enhance the opportunities of someone in the Giles Junior School community?
Do you have time to come and support the children?
Do you have ideas on how we can improve further?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we want to hear from you.
We are always looking for ways to enrich the school community whilst developing our parent-partnership at the same time. Some of our recent successes have been through family helpers:
- listening to children read;
- sharing a skill such a yoga teaching to provide a community workshop;
- talking to the children about their job.
If you feel you can help in any way, please contact the school office.