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Baring Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31 8DS.

Together We Learn And Grow

Working with parents


At Gurnard Primary School we genuinely value feedback and ideas from parents and carers to help make our school even better. To facilitate this we have established a Parent Forum. The Parent Forum is an informal group that meets every half term to discuss a range of school improvement issues and to share ideas with the school's Senior Leadership Team. All parents and carers are welcome to attend and there is no pressure to attend every meeting. The work of the Parent Forum is closely linked to priorities identified through the Leading Parent Partnership Award. Please contact the school office for details of the next meeting.


Leading Parent Partnership Award - LPPA

The LPPA is a recognised award that provides a challenging framework within which schools can strengthen their partnerships with parents and carers.  We have recently started the award and hope to complete it within 12 months.

The LPPA consists of ten evidence-based objectives which schools must meet to get the award:

  1. The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
  2. The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
  3. The school is a welcoming and friendly place for parents.
  4. The school promotes an awareness of and participation in lifelong learning opportunities available in school and in the community to all groups of parents.
  5. The school holds and actively promotes enrichment opportunities or events for joint parent/child participation.
  6. The school provides good induction for all new parents.
  7. The school provides parents with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children’s learning.
  8. The school produces and implements parent friendly policies to establish effective home school-links and improve pupil/student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress and positive participation in school.
  9. The school provides good support for transition for parents when their children leave the school.
  10. The school evaluates performance against the Leading Parent Partnership Award.


What difference will the award make to the work done with families at Gurnard Primary School?

It will make our work with families even better. It will improve our communication and build more activities for families in school. As you know we are always trying to improve and completing this award will help us do that!


How can families help us gain the award?

  • Read all information that we send out
  • Come along to events we organise if you are able
  • Join our Parent Forum
  • Complete any online consultations and questionnaires we send out as honestly as you can.