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Parent Partnership

To help develop positive relationships between our school and parents, The Hart School participates in the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA).

This LPPA Award helps our school to work in partnership with all parents and carers increasing parental participation in school life, leading to improved pupil progress, punctuality, attendance and behaviour. The framework encourages parents to be involved in their children's learning leading to improved outcomes in all aspects of school life.

We are committed to developing effective partnerships with parents, outward facing into the community and meeting the needs of our local context.

Raising achievement by involving parents and carers in the work of our school

Involving yourself in your child’s education is an exciting challenge, with excellent benefits for your child, for you, for the school and for the local community.

Research has identified that, at age 7, a parent’s influence on a child’s learning is six times that of their school and even at 11 years old, it is 29% greater. Increased involvement in secondary school can raise achievement by at least 18%. No involvement means low or no qualifications at 16.

We are using the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) to help strengthen our school’s partnership with parents. LPPA is a national award that will provide us with a valuable school improvement tool and also give us recognition for our commitment to working with parents.

The LPPA will help us achieve these long-term benefits:

  • 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.

If you would like to become more involved or want more information, please contact: Miss Joanne Crofts

Parents' Forum (PTFA)

As a school we aim to work in close partnership with our parents and carers and listening to parental feedback is an important aspect of this work. We encouraged parents and carers to contact the school if they have any questions or concerns, or indeed if they wish to provide feedback.

Our Parents Forum meets regularly throughout the year to give parents and carers the opportunity to hear future plans and provide feedback on many aspects of school life. It is an excellent opportunity for us to seek opinions and ideas through direct discussion with the Principal and specialist staff.

We would be delighted if you would like to join the Parents Forum (PTFA). For further details please email