Leeds East Academy

Year 11 Parents' Evening: Strengthening the Home and School Partnership

We are really looking forward to welcoming our Year 11 students and their parents into the academy for parents’ evening On Tuesday the 5th of December, which will take place from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

Year 11 is an extremely important year in a child’s education as students are preparing to sit their GCSE exams.  Our Year 11 students have been working incredibly hard in recent weeks showing a great deal of dedication and commitment to their studies in preparation for their GCSEs. These exams are the culmination of what our students have been working towards during their 5 years at High School. We strongly believe that a good education is vital to securing a successful future for our students and we will do everything we can to ensure they leave our school with a fantastic set of results.

The impact of parental involvement in a child’s education cannot be underestimated as evidence indicates that support at home continues to have a significant effect on achievement into adolescence and even adulthood. Research using data from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) to explore the effect of parents’ involvement on achievement at 16 in English and Maths (and average grades across all public exams) found that very high parental interest is associated with better exam results compared to children whose parents show no interest.

Parents’ evening is the perfect opportunity for parents to meet with their children’s subject teachers to discuss their progress and find out how they can further support their child to be successful in their final year of education.

Mrs. Carrie Vice Principal Raising standards commented: “Parental support is imperative to securing success for our students. In addition to the number of hours pupils are spending studying in school a significant amount of time needs to be spent studying at home. This is where the support of our parents is crucial in terms of assisting students with their studies at home. Parental support, encouragement and guidance are also key factors to helping them achieve success during this challenging and important time in their education”.

In addition to being able to speak to subject teachers about progress there will also be a number of careers and college stalls set up where parents will be able to seek valuable advice with regards to the next stages of their child’s education.

Letters have been sent home in the post informing parents about the event. Please contact the main reception at school should you have any further questions about this evening. We look forward to welcoming you into our academy and working in partnership together to secure a fantastic set of results for your child.