What is the LPPA?

We are currently completing the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA). The LPPA is a nationally recognised award that is approved by Ofsted. It is awarded to schools that offer excellent parental involvement.

Why are we completing the LPPA?

We are completing this award in order to assess the current level of parental engagement, recognise what works well and then look for ways to further develop links with parents and carers.

It can help to improve pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress through increased parental engagement in all aspects of school life.

Research has shown that by age seven a parent’s influence on their child’s learning is six times that of the school. By the age of eleven, a parent’s influence has further increased by one third.

It is therefore essential that we work together with parents to ensure the best possible results for every child because, at Jesmond Gardens Primary school, we grow and strive for the exceptional; everyone, everyday.


How long will it take to complete the LPPA?

The award takes around a year to complete and an external assessor will come into school to determine if the criteria have been met. This award will last for 3 years before re-application must be submitted.


Who is involved with the LPPA? 

All school staff will be involved in some role in achieving the LPPA. This award will be led within school by an LPPA working party. The LPPA working party members are:

Our Friends group will gain parent voice. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact the school office.

If you have any comments/suggestions about our home/school links that you would like the to share with school, please contact us.

What are the criteria for achieving the award? 

There are ten objectives that we must provide evidence to meet in order to achieve the LPPA. These are:

The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

The school is a welcoming place for parents.

The school promotes an awareness of participation in lifelong learning opportunities available in school and in the community to all groups of parents.

The school holds and actively promotes enrichment opportunities or events for joint parent/child participation.

The school provides good induction for all new parents.

The school provides parents with the relevant and user friendly guidance and information to help them support their learning.

The school produces and implements parent-friendly policies to establish effective home school-links and improve pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress and positive participation in school.

The school provides good support for transition for parents when their children leave school.

10. The school evaluates performance against the Leading Parent Partnership Award.


What will the LPPA working party do?

The LPPA working party will meet each half term to review the progress made so far towards achieving the award and set targets for the forthcoming half term.

We will continue to implement strategies that are working well and make any necessary adjustments and improvements to develop stronger home-school links.

Throughout the year, changes will be introduced periodically and parents/carers will be informed and asked for their feedback so that we can evaluate how effective these have been and how to further improve provision.

We aim to involve as many parents/carers as possible since at Jesmond Gardens Primary School we continually strive to improve in all areas.

How will information about the LPPA be shared?

Parents will be informed of any updates using Class Dojo and the weekly newsletters.


If you have any further questions, comments or suggestions on how we can improve our links with parents and carers, please email Mrs Nicholson or Mr Pritchard using the following email addresses.

Mrs Nicholson- rebecca.nicholson@jesmondgardens.com

Mr Pritchard- headteacher@jesmondgardens.com


LPPA Newsletter

 LPPA Newsletter