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21/09/18

Bushcraft. Who will create the best shelter? https://t.co/Eiy55L6A1h

21/09/18

We'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to the parents/carers who have been interacting with us on Twitter this week! It has been so great to interact with all of you and get your feedback. We update here every school day so please do stay in touch!

21/09/18

This morning is the start of their last day in Wales and they DO NOT want Pendarren to end! https://t.co/I0t96iS8AX

21/09/18

Last night was the last night in Pendarren so to celebrate everyone got dressed up in their disco finery! https://t.co/daGB6Pv7gf

21/09/18

Our Year 6 group think Pendarren has been incredible! (1/2) https://t.co/fdLyU1Oy3J

20/09/18

Nothing better than a freshly picked apple! https://t.co/GrfDvCQDpZ

20/09/18

Group 2 loved Canoeing!!! https://t.co/KIg1WKLEhe

20/09/18

It’s very wet today but that didn’t stop group 1 hitting the canal and going canoeing! https://t.co/jmD8hqaQ2P

20/09/18

See, always learning! :) https://t.co/Vluk8sBZcX

20/09/18

Last night, Year 6 enjoyed a warm campfire in a huge Teepee! We toasted marshmallows, made smores and told jokes, riddles and stories. https://t.co/4wWKaatpd7

20/09/18

Look at this fantastic panorama from Mr Scott! They're making us all wish we were in the rolling hills and fresh air of Wales too! https://t.co/8KfhK29Q2E

20/09/18

Not to be outdone, Group 2 had an incredible day studying rivers, exploring caves and being soaked by waterfalls! They found the source of a river and studied three different types of rock! https://t.co/Mw5p9C31jC

20/09/18

In the final part of their adventure, they came to the mighty waterfall, Sgud Clun Gwyn, where they got to feel the force of the water up close! WOW! https://t.co/jdHL2U0mPW

20/09/18

They then followed the river into limestone caves further down the valley - what an adventure! https://t.co/iFXNfn6mDJ

20/09/18

1/3 PENDARREN GROUP 1 THREAD: Group 1 had a day out studying the journey of the river Mellt yesterday. Here they are by an ancient standing stone close to the river source in the Welsh hills! https://t.co/UeYHObkHy5

20/09/18

Well done group 3! https://t.co/uhqGTmSOQF

20/09/18

Not to be left out, our staff are getting involved too! https://t.co/ggoYxe6nZ2

20/09/18

An update from Group 3 at - climbing new heights! https://t.co/ou75nfYId4

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Partnership with families

At HPAPL  we aim to establish a mutually supportive and respectful relationship with all our parents where trust and respect is at the heart of all we do.

We value the unique insight that parents can provide into their children’s learning and acknowledge that learning begins and continues in the home environment. By working in close partnership  we seek to nurture in the children the development of trust, respect, confidence, independence, self-esteem and the desire to learn.

We aim to keep parents and carers very well informed about their child’s learning, progress, well- being, behaviour and attendance. We work in partnership with families in order to help every pupil achieve their full potential.

Each term there are focused workshops to support parents’ understanding about our curriculum and strategies to support children at home. We run weekly parent workshops for parents of children in the Foundation Stage and open mornings for prospective parents. Details and dates are updated on our calendar of events.

Our parents are encouraged to share their views about academy life in a number of ways e.g. we undertake an annual survey, provide feedback forms at our currciculum workshops and regualrly meet with parents formally and informally across the year. We value this feedback and use it to support our continued improvement. Parents may also share their views by visiting http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

We also have a very dedicated team of  learning mentors who work very closely with our parents to:

  • provide pastoral support for pupils and families
  • support and monitor attendance and punctuality providing practical support for families  
  • meet with parents to discuss issues and problems, and running group sessions and workshops for parents at school;
  • advising parents on behaviour strategies and parenting skills;
  • liaising with relevant professionals and individuals, e.g. educational psychologists, the police and other social services;
  • helping with transition activities for parents and learners moving to secondary schools