Laisterdyke Parent Partnership

Laisterdyke Parent Partnership meetings.

Agendas and minutes from Laisterdyke Parent Partnership meetings.

Laisterdyke Parent Partnership


9.30am - 10.30am

The Laisterdyke Parent Partnership (LPP) group provides an opportunity for parents and carers to play an active role in the life of the Academy and for them to express their views on their child's learning and overall health and wellbeing at the Academy.

This forum is for parents and carers to come together, share ideas and put their views forward to the Academy. Parents get support and advice they need to help and encourage their children with their learning.

Parents attending the meeting have visited various departments, having the opportunity to speak to members of staff and pupils.

They were also given the opportunity to sample the Academy dinners and provide feedback which has been implemented.

The group meet fortnightly on a Wednesday at 9.30am.

ESOL classes

English as a language has a great reach and influence; it is taught all over the world. An ESOL course will include speaking, reading, writing and listening. It will also cover spelling, grammar and punctuation.

ICT Classes

ICT classes will help you keep up to date with technology.  ICT is regarded as an engine for growth and tool for empowerment, with  profound implications for education change and socio-economic development.

Teen Talk

1: Being a parent of a teenager ; The role of  parents for teenagers ; Responding to difficult feelings

2: Understanding your teenager ; Understanding teenage development ; Parenting styles ; Praise and criticism

3: Communicating with your teenager ; Talking and listening ; Communicating clearly ; Handling difficult issues

4: Managing conflict ; Rules and boundaries ; Choosing how to respond ; Problem solving

Time Out For Dad's

A six week programme designed to help dad's talk openly about the goals of parenting, explore the styles of parenting and share experiences of fatherhood.

Drug Awareness Session

The Drug awareness programme (in collaboration with the NHS) is a key part of the Government's strategy for tackling drugs and reducing crime.

Crime Prevention Awareness Programme

The Crime Prevention Awareness Programme run by Community Police Officers. The purpose is to support us in reducing crime and problem solving. The teams are there to work with you.

Focus on Results

1:To give tools to our parents on how to support their child in education•To build confidence in parents to be able to help their child prepare for exams/ test

2:To give parents the tool and techniques to encourage their child to study

3:To empower local parents to build better relationships with their child's subject teachers

Behaviour Management and Safeguarding


1:Parents will gain an understanding of their rights and responsibilities

2:Parents will gain an understanding of children's rights

3:Parents will gain an understanding  of discipline

4:Parents will gain an understanding of safeguarding and child protection laws

5:Parents will learn methods to manage behaviour

6:Parents will learn methods to manage disrespect

7:Parents will feel more confident when communicating with their teens

8:Parents will feel more confident managing their teens behaviour

9:Parents will know where to go for help and support


If you would like to attend any of the above courses please contact Sadia Bashir- Butt Communication officer by calling 01274 401140 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thornbury Road, Bradford, BD3 8HE 01274 401 140

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At Laisterdyke, we pride ourselves on knowing every student individually. Our excellent transition arrangements ensure that our young people engage fully in the life of the college from the very start of their time with us. We believe that regular meetings with our partner primaries help to promote the smooth progression of students as they continue their learning journey here at Laisterdyke.

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