What works for white British boys – Case study: Beech Hill Primary School
Partnership and community
- Date: December 2010
- Programme: Narrowing the gaps
- Topic/theme: White British Boys
- Number in series: 10
- School name: Beech Hill Primary School
- Phase: Primary
- As part of our commitment to engage as many of our parents as possible we ran a 'Day of Many Talents' when many of our parents and pupils contributed to the development of a memorial garden.
- The Parent–Teacher Association (PTA) has been resurrected to provide another means by which we can engage parents in school life – a recent event was a tabletop sale which drew in different parts of our school community with stalls run by parents.
- At Beech Hill, we continually strive to find other ways in which we can engage pupils in their own learning. To this end, we have recently undertaken a project with Renaissance North East and Seven Stories which encouraged parents of eight Year 3 children eligible for free school meals (FSM) becoming more involved with their children's reading development. Full staff CPD was followed by four sessions for the parents in school to develop a love of books and share stories. The parents then visited Seven Stories to enjoy this wonderful resource and will return a few weeks later with their child. Impact of this long term project will be measured through pupil interviews, parent questionnaires and a range of formative and summative assessment.