A Teesside primary school has received high acclaim for its commitment to involving parents in the day-to-day activities of the school.
Rosebrook Primary School in Stockton-on-Tees has landed the prestigious Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) following a glowing report.
LPPA is a national initiative aimed at improving the relationship between schools and parents for the benefit of pupils.
In her report, LPPA Assessor Angela Charlton, said: “Walking into Rosebrook Primary School, you are met with an overwhelming sense of belonging. Throughout the day, I was presented with overwhelming evidence to show that this school is at the heart of their community, that strong partnerships with parents ensure that every child is nurtured and supported to reach their potential in a supportive and inclusive way.
“Evidence was presented to show how parental support is delivered across the school, considering the needs of the children and their families. Twitter, Facebook and Dojo are used effectively to communicate with parents.
“The school is indeed a welcoming, communicative and friendly place for parents. During the tour of the school, parents were observed working alongside their children in the classrooms.”
The report goes on: “Rosebrook Primary School promotes the awareness and participation of all groups of parents in supporting their children’s learning and developing their own learning through a wide variety of activities which are clearly communicated through the school website as well as Dojo, newsletters and emails.
“Staff are clearly aware about their roles and responsibilities when it comes to building strong partnerships between home and school. Staff work closely as a team to ensure that the vison is embedded across the whole school.”
During the LPPA visit, parents were quick to heap praise on the school with one saying, “The reception team are a lovely bunch of women, nothing seems too much, they are chatty and friendly.”
Leanne Todd, Headteacher of Rosebrook Primary School, commented: “We are all thrilled to receive the award in recognition of a huge team effort to work closely with our families to build long-lasting relationships. Rosebrook staff go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis and I am extremely proud that their work has been acknowledged.”
Andy Brown OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Ad Astra Academy Trust, added: “We work very hard across all of our schools to promote positive, pro-active communications and involvement with parents and carers.
“The LPPA is testament to the tremendous initiatives at Rosebrook Primary School and everyone involved in the school should be extremely proud.”
The other Ad Astra Academy Trust schools are Barnard Grove, Brougham, West Park and West View in Hartlepool, Crooksbarn in Stockton-on-Tees and Ayresome and Sunnyside in Middlesbrough.