Leading Parent Partnership Award


The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) is a national award that provides a coherent framework through which  schools, early years settings and other educational organisations can deliver effective parental engagement from early  years to post-16.

We are are delighted to have obtained our award at Easterside Academy for the third time. We very much believe that in providing the best education for your child we need to work together. We value your feedback and make improvements as needed.


Improving parent involvement in our school is an exciting challenge, with excellent benefits for the children, the parents  and carers, the school and the local community.

 Amazingly research identifies at age 7, a parent’s influence on a child’s learning is 6 times that of their school and even at  11 years old, it is 29% greater. Increased involvement 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. It is a  national award that has provided 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
  • Improved home school communications


At Easterside Academy there are lots of opportunities for parents / carers and family members to come in and engage in the life of the school.

  • Early Years 'Stay and Play' - Every Thursday morning.
  • Literacy Trust's 'Early Words Together' - For nursery children and their parents.
  • Termly Open Mornings - KS1 / Y3/4 and Y5/6 
  • Parent Consultation Times - 'Learning Conversations' with your child and their class teacher - termly.
  • Celebrations
  • Family and community events 
  • Annual Whole School Art Gallery 
  • Parent Courses and workshops 
  • Supporting teaching and learning 

If you would like to find out more about any of these opportunities, please speak to your child's class teacher or the main office.