Leading Parent Partnership Award

We are delighted to announce that Prince Avenue & Nursery has been awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) and are pleased to share the final verification report below.

LPPA is a national award that provides us with a valuable framework for continuing school improvement and also gives us recognition for our commitment to working with parents and carers.

The long-term benefits of the LPPA include (but are not limited to):

  • contribute to improved pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress

  • increase parent participation and involvement

  • enhance parents’ support in their children’s learning

  • improve communication between home and school

The full report is available here:

Prince Avenue Academy and Nursery FV Report .docx.pdf

Please enjoy the virtual tour of our school as submitted during the award process.

Inside Prince Avenue

You said that things could be better at PAAN if...

  • More communication was available for future families attending the school

  • There were more open days or drop in mornings were held for new starters

  • More signage was readily available outside and in the office

  • I was given more information about what my child is being taught

  • There were workshops to help parents to learn the new ways the children are learning, for example, maths

  • Links to certain education websites that are relevant were available

  • Parents were invited to attend themed days i.e a science, maths, art day

  • There was any sort of homework set up for my child

  • Policy locations were displayed in the school reception area

  • All staff were mentioned. The LSA are as valuable as the class teachers

  • More parents were encouraged to be involved with the school, they should reach a wider audience through more channels

What we did...

  • Provided a step by step letter for September 2020 starters

  • Videos created and shared to show families the school and where to enter and exit

  • One to one external tours provided during 20/21 - socially distanced and in line with our Covid-19 RA

  • Investment in new signage across the school with a focus on the main entrance points including easy to read maps.

  • Half term guides sent to parents/carers directly and posted on the school website

  • Sharing of learning ‘next week’ or a round up of the previous weeks learning on Dojo

  • Timetables posted on Dojo during lockdown

  • Teacher input videos to support learning during lockdown

  • Remote Subject sessions led by Assistant Head Teachers

  • Read Write Inc delivery for new starters in Reception

  • Read Write Inc videos on www.princeavenue.co.uk

  • Planned workshops for all subjects in Sep 2021 to be in school and face to face

  • Links to all platforms used within PAAN now provided on our website and promoted via Dojo.

  • Year 2, Reception and Year 4 held events for parents to attend before March 2020

  • Plans to reintroduce when school fully reopened to all

  • Investment in Times Table Rockstars, Spelling Shed and MyOn & Accelerated Reader for children to complete homework online

  • Where a child does not have internet access, they can access the platforms in school time

  • Copies of policies are on the school website and available on request at Reception if printing required.

  • All staff are now visible on the school website.

  • School Facebook, PTA Facebook, now managed by our Media Manager

  • Reignited PTA

  • Parents invited to share videos of home learning and reading via Tapestry and Dojo

If you would like more information please go to www.awardplace.co.uk/award/lppa