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Award for school

Posted onPosted on 23rd Jan
Award for school

Abbey Hill Primary School’s parents, staff and children are celebrating gaining the national Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) award for the Kirkby school’s work with parents.

The school said building good relationships with parents was crucial to helping children learn.

As part of the award, parents were asked what they wanted from the school and a series of events was put together.

This included events for children and parents to learn and have fun together as well as a programme of adult learning for parents.

This included a paediatric first-aid course and an introduction to computing. Parents also attended events on how to help their children read.

An I Love You Day with parents was held on Valentine’s Day, including art and craft activities with children in class.

Special lunches were held on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day. Parents and children also join together at the Healthy Cooking Club, where parents learn about healthy options and then cook a healthy meal in school with the children.

One of the achievements the school is most proud of is its individual tuition for parents wanting to improve their literacy skills.

Karl Walker, father of eight-year-old Jack, was the first to complete the course and received a cheer at a celebration assembly when he received his certificate in front of the school.

He said: “Everyone has been fantastic in supporting me. I can now contribute to many new things, including with my son. I will jump at the chance to do all of the adult learning classes at Abbey Hill to continually improve my own learning.”

Head Helen Chambers said: “The school is proud of achieving this award and of the way in which parents feel it is a
welcoming place for them.

“Staff plan to continue all the good practice that enabled them to achieve the award and make Abbey Hill the family school it is today.”