Dorridge Primary School

Together we play, learn and succeed.
Life at Dorridge Primary School Life at Dorridge Primary School Life at Dorridge Primary School Life at Dorridge Primary School Life at Dorridge Primary School

Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

Valued and celebrated SCHOOL AIMS

Happy, healthy and safe SCHOOL AIMS

Parent Partnership

Leading Parent Partnership Award

During this academic year 2017-2018 Dorridge Primary School will be working towards achieving the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

We are using the 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 of our commitment to working with parents.

The LPPA will help us with 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.

Research has identified that increased parental involvement in a child’s education can raise achievement by 18%.

We are currently at the beginning of our LPPA journey at DPS. If you would like to become involved or want more information, please contact Mrs L Webb via the school office.

Progress so far

As part of our work towards achieving the Leading Parent Partnership Award we have been working closely with parents to forge even stronger home-school links.

Our successes involving parents this year have been:

  • An extremely well attended Mums’ Afternoon- Spring term;
  • A hugely successful Dads’ Day- Summer term;
  • Popular SEN Coffee Mornings;
  • Well attended PTA events, with fantastic amounts of money raised;
  • A successful charity fortnight, raising over £4,000 for Birmingham Children’s hospital, parental support was pivotal to this;
  • Well attended assemblies, carol concerts, plays, induction and transition events;
  • Utilising our Facebook page as a further means of communication;
  • Many new parental volunteers in school;
  • A new and updated Parent Partnership Policy, now readily available on the school website.

Out of 101 parent responses on Parent View - February 2018:

  • 97% of parents agreed that Dorridge Primary School keeps them well informed.
  • 92% of parents would recommend Dorridge Primary School to other parents.

You said, We did…

You said:

  • With the closure of Kingsley Childcare on Hanbury Road, is the school able to provide extra provision?
  • Online homework is beneficial; how can this best be utilised?
  • Some of the reward systems are confusing how can it be made simpler?
  • More information is needed about the Year 2 – 3 transition; what can be done to inform parents further?
  • More promotion of evening workshops/evenings could be beneficial.

We did:

  • DPS is now working to extend its childcare provision at Darby’s, absorbing the children and staff from Kingsley Childcare into wraparound where possible.
  • We trialled online homework in some Year 4 sets. Evaluations of this trial showed many positive outcomes and some areas needing further development. DPS is working to extend this by using the Mathletics programmes for mathematics in the next academic year.
  • Merit Marks are no longer used as part of our reward system. Class teachers have been using the online Class Dojo system to offer instant rewards. House points continue to be used to reward classwork and academic achievements. Outcomes of these are shared in the Endeavour Assembly each week.
  • Following feedback, an email has been sent to current Year 2 parents inviting them to a drop in session in the year 3 classrooms during the summer term. This is to ease concerns and to meet and speak with the class teachers. Further support materials and letters will be distributed to parents.
  • Dorridge Primary School will utilise Facebook and the school Weekly News, alongside email, to further promote and highlight the importance of these evening events and workshops to parents.