Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Family Involvement

Working with parents to improve children’s academic outcomes

communityWe believe schools and parents/families have a shared priority to deliver the best outcomes for their children. It is essential we both have high academic and personal expectations for all children.

We strive to build relationships of mutual trust and respect with parents and families. We work in many ways and with a range of aims. For example: to involve parents in school decision making, to be proactive about safeguarding and attendance, and build home learning partnerships.

View the Beckfoot Trust Strategy on Family Involvement



Providing practical strategies to support learning at home:

We provide families with practical  guidance and encouragement about the types of things they can do at home to improve learning outcomes. This looks different for different age groups.

For younger children this consists of shared activities especially reading . We actively encourage parents to read with their child and provide additional tips, support and resources to make home reading more effective. Developing parents skills in shared reading is a key ingredient to their child’s success.

As children get older, parental encouragement for, and interest in, their children’s learning take precedent as they move towards secondary school. We encourage parents to know about homework and support their child to do it rather than get involved in completing it.


Parent support: We are here to help!

We work with families who need additional help and advice. We can signpost families to outside agencies. If you have any concerns about your child please contact your child's class teacher. 

Home School Communications

Well-designed school communications with parents are effective in improving relationships, pupil attainment and progress as well as a range of other outcomes, such as  attendance. We utilise a range of digital and face to face ways of engaging with parents and families:

  • Text messages
  • MyEd App
  • Class Dojo
  • Digital newsletters
  • Home visits
  • Website
  • Face to face
  • Assemblies
  • Workshops
  • Special events and fundraising