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Further praise for town first school’s links with parents

Stobhillgate First School headteacher Neil Richmond and a group of pupils celebrate after it retained the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

Stobhillgate First School headteacher Neil Richmond and a group of pupils celebrate after it retained the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

A Morpeth school has retained a notable national accolade.

Assessors of the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA), which is run by Prospects (a mutual that provides a range of public services), have given Stobhillgate First School another glowing report.

It has built even further on its work with parents since it achieved the LPPA in 2011.

The report says: “The range of information and communication provision for parents, including the newsletter, website, leaflets and letters, is one of the school’s big strengths.

“Parents are encouraged to come into school and consultation with them takes place on a regular basis.

“Courses, workshops and information sessions are provided to enable parents to support their children’s learning and also develop their own learning and skills.”

Stobhillgate headteacher Neil Richmond said: “The LPPA is shared by not only everyone who works at the school, but all associated with it, including the local community.

“It helps us develop our communication with parents and carers, which means embracing new technologies and systems. It’s an excellent evaluative tool and by the time we go for it for a third time, who knows what methods we’ll be utilising to share and celebrate our children’s learning?”

 

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