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Achievement for All

At Richmond Church of England Primary School we are very proud to be part of the Achievement for All programme. This is a national scheme which supports young people and their families by raising educational aspirations, access and achievement.

One of the features of this programme is something called “structured conversations”. This usually involves the class teacher (and sometimes other key members of staff) meeting with parents or carers and the child to talk about what they would like to achieve, what steps we need to take to get there and how school and home can work together to achieve those goals. The meetings give everyone an equal voice and it is a wonderful opportunity for those key people to get to know each other better in order to support the children. Children who are part of the programme also use a special SOS booklet which allows school and home to keep in close contact with each other on a regular basis.

We have been running the programme in school for the past year and already have a number of successes – children whose rate of progress has improved, children being able to access after school clubs, improved attendance and better communication between school and parents.

Children in school may know the scheme as SOS (Secrets of Success)

If you would like to find out more, please come along and speak to Mrs Barber who is the school’s AFA “champion” or visit the AFA website by following this link:

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