About the Leading Parent Partnership Award

The Leading Parent Partnership Award gives schools a coherent framework to deliver effective parental engagement from early years to post-16.

Through this award, schools can meet a number of longer term success criteria, such as improved pupil progress, punctuality, attendance and behaviour and increased parental involvement in school life.

Using the evidence portfolio, leaders can easily demonstrate, to Ofsted inspectors and other stakeholders, that the school has an outstanding and sustainable programme for parental engagement.

 

  • Transition

    Support parents as their children transition through or between schools.

  • Participation

    Include all groups of parents in supporting their children's learning and developing their own learning.

  • Communication

    Take steps to ensure that the school is a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents.

  • Guidance

    Provide clear and accessible guidance to help parents support their children's learning and development.

  • Induction

    Provide clear guidance on the responsibilities of parents, school and pupils, and share this information with parents as a key part of the induction process.

  • Home–school links

    Produce parent-friendly policies to establish effective home–school links.

Steps to Achieving an Award

  • Self-evaluation

    Evaluate your current provision against the award framework.

  • Practical action planning

    Work with the award framework to create and implement your school’s Action Plan.

  • Portfolio building

    Collect evidence to meet the award framework.

  • Verification

    External review of the school's evidence against the award framework.

  • Accreditation

    Receive your award and celebrate your school’s achievement!

  • Reassessment

    Ensure that school improvement is sustainable and continuous.

School-led

for coordinators who prefer an independent approach

 

Create your school action plan

Access the Awards team for process support

Drive the process of collecting evidence and preparing for accreditation

£1150 + VAT

Adviser-led

for coordinators who prefer a supported approach

 

Work with an adviser to create your school action plan 

Receive regular email and telephone support from your adviser

Check your progress with an adviser-led interim visit and report

£3250 + VAT