At Old Park School we work together in partnership with families and our parents and carers are equally valued as part of our school community. We recognise that children’s learning is improved when we work in partnership with their parents or carers, and their wider family. We therefore believe in close cooperation with all families, and in regular consultation between home and school.
Mrs Claire Urso
Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral and Well-Being)
Mrs Leanne Powis-Hedley
Family Support Lead
You can find out more information in our Family Partnership and Home School Agreement Policy below.
What is the Leading Parent Partnership Award?
The LPPA is a nationally recognised award achieved by schools who work very closely with the families of their pupils. The assessment is made by an external advisor.
What do you have to do to achieve the award?
Schools have to work towards meeting nine different objectives and building up lots of evidence to support them before they can achieve the award. (see overleaf for details).
What difference will the Leading Parent Partnership Award make at Old Park School?
Working towards the LPPA will enhance links between home and school. This is important to us as we know that when positive relationships are built, children’s learning improves.
You can find out more information about the Leading Parent Partnership Award in our Parent/Carer leaflet below.
Old Park is an all age school catering for pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties. Admission to Old Park School is through a recommendation from an Education Health and Care Plan. To be considered for a place, a pupil will have, or be in the process of receiving, an Education Health and Care Plan. The plan will identify their complex needs and will include severe learning or profound and multiple learning difficulties.
More information can be found the transition flowchart below.
Here is a range of free training courses that can now be studied with Dudley College if you are aged 19 or over and live in the West Midlands Combined Authority!
The mode of study is detailed by course so you can choose the one that suits your circumstances best - all come with tutor support.
Dudley Adult and Community Learning Service
The Adult and Community Learning service provides learning opportunities for adults and families in the Dudley borough.
Courses tare designed to help you to get a job or gain new skills for work. Other courses offer opportunities to improve your health and mental wellbeing, and they have family learning to help you support your children with their schoolwork.
Adult and Community Learning service pride themselves on their personal and caring approach, and their focus is to help learners progress and achieve success.