Here is a summary of our Parental Engagement Journey over the past few years.
School of Sanctuary Award
In September 2017, we were awarded the School of Sanctuary award for our work with asylum seekers and refugees. In particular the judges were impressed with the welcome that we have extended to new families arriving from war torn Syria and by the way we celebrate diversity and use a number of strategies to help pupils and parents become fully involved in the life of the school. The judges said:
"The school has a strong ethos of inclusion and parental engagement"
We received the award at a special event held at the school on 26th September where we were joined by Adele Owen from GARAS, other community supporters and some of the refugee families we have been supporting.
Thanks to a request by the United Nations to film our exemplary practice of welcome to all of our families, we are able to share with you the film that they produced during their day with us all. Please use the link at the beginning of this presentation.
As a School of Sanctuary, we welcome the opportunity to discuss the possibility with other schools to become schools of Sanctuary too. Please contact Heather Jones, our Parental Engagement and School of Sanctuary Coordinator, if you are interested. We currently have two other Primary schools in Gloucestershire who have been recognised for their welcome to families who are refugees or asylum seekers. It would be great to extend this to our Secondary school partners.
Leading Parent Partnership Award
In July 2016 we were awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) in recognition of all the work that we do to support our families to help them to best support their child's learning at school.
The report highlighted lots of things that we do to support our parents; click on the LPPA Assessment link below to see the list.
Also click on the What we Offer link to see details about what we are offering now and how you could get involved.
In September 2019, we were reassessed successfully for the Leading Parent Partnership Award. The reports highlight the progress we have made since 2016 and areas that we will continue to develop.
Paper copies are available from your child's class, the school office or please ask Mrs Jones.