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Leading Parent Partnership Award

The LPPA Award - Leading Parent Partnership Award is being currently undertaken by the school. Mrs Bruce will be leading on this and as such will require contributions and support from the parents at the school. 

 The Award itself recognises the contributions made by parents in the social and educational development of your child. 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. 

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 can raise achievement by at least 18%. No involvement means low or no qualifications at 16. 

If you feel that you would like to contribute and support in gaining this Award or have suggestions on how we can improve our communication, then please contact Mrs J Bruce –

In order to improve in all areas we feel it is important that we get a true evaluation of the school and how stakeholders (parents/carers and children) feel about our systems and how they impact you directly. 

 In the report, although it was overall positive, a strong message was shared where you indicated that communication could be further improved.   

Improving Communication 

Issue– Desk arrangement in the reception was not as good as it could be and parents were not always responded to it as quickly as they could. 

Action– we have moved a desk to be directly in front of the hatch so that parents are answered more quickly when they come to school. 


Issue – parents had short notice of some parent facing events including the KS4 -supporting your child through GCSE’s event with Mr. Harding the Head teacher. 

Action – Information will be sent by text, on Facebook and on the website ideally at least 2 weeks before any events. 

Thank you for time and the responses you gave.

A forms quiz was given to all parents that attended the transition events at CODA. 

The feedback was as follows: 

1 star – poor            3 stars -good          5 stars – excellent 

How well did CODA’s transition programme prepare your child for the move from primary to secondary school?
Average rating 4.4 

Did your child receive appropriate guidance and support during the transition process?
70% yes

Were you satisfied with the communication between CODA and yourself?
Average rating 4.4

Positive comments included: 

  • Students were very friendly 
  • Schools rules were explained 
  • School environment seemed good 

Areas to improve which we will action for next transition. 

  • Earlier information about lockers 
  • Including more ice breaker activities to support students making new friends 

A forms quiz was sent out to all year 9 parents requesting feedback on the recent year 9 options and academic review event for parents. 

The feedback was as follows: 

1 star – poor          3 stars -good        5 stars – excellent 

I found the event helpful to understand where my child is in their learning – average rating 4.16 

I found the event helpful to support my child in making their option choices. – average rating 4.16 

Parents stated they liked the information available about the option choices. 

Steps for next year’s event 

To improve one parent said they would have liked to have known that they needed to ensure they left enough time to speak to the option teachers after speaking to core teachers about grades. We will ensure next year’s parents are aware of the way they need to split their time. 

How welcome did you and your child feel when you came for your meeting at CODA?
Average rating 4/5 stars

Did you receive enough information about the school and our expectations?
Average rating 4.14/5 stars

Has your child received the support they need to transition into a new school?

Average rating 4.43/5 stars


The feedback in the general box was very positive with one parents mentioning staff being on the school gate at the end of the day.

To improve this and ensure that parents and students know who is their to support them at the end of the day we are supplying all duty staff with high viz vests to ensure they can be spotted quickly.

Thank you to all those that took the opportunity to give us feedback.

The next Parent Evaluation focusing on Communication will be emailed out after Easter. Any feedback and actions taken from it will be shared on this page once it has been analysed.

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