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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

We are delighted to have achieved the LPPA award in Summer 2019.  We will continue to work closely with parents and other school partners to ensure we keep striving for even more effective parent partnership.

At Irk Valley we want to ensure that as a school we work effectively with our parents and the local community. As a school we value the support and contribution that parents and carers make to children’s school life, both within and beyond the classroom. 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. Here at Irk Valley, we have just started the journey to improve our work with parents and have just begun working towards the LPPA award. Through this award, we can meet a number of longer term success criteria, such as improved pupil progress, punctuality, attendance and behaviour and increased parental involvement in school life.


The award is founded on research which shows that there is a very positive impact on achievement, behaviour and attendance in schools where parents are supported and therefore engaged in their children’s learning. Feedback from parents and carers is extremely important and we want to hear your views and improve our current practice.


We aim to:

· improve increased parental involvement in school life

· improve pupil progress

· improve punctuality

· improve attendance

· improve behaviour


What can families do to help Irk Valley Community School achieve the award?

  • Read all newsletters and publicity we send out.
  • Come along to our events, if you can.
  • Complete any questionnaires or surveys we send out as honestly as you can.
  • Come and speak with us directly if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.