Parental Involvement and Support

Parental Engagement Plan 2018-19

Parent Support for Learning Programme 2018-19 Final


Parent Focus Group

As part of our School / Parent Partnership Scheme, we have set up a Parent Focus Group. This comprises a group of parents / carers who have volunteered to be part of the group to meet with academy leaders to discuss issues related to the provision and direction of the academy. Through this Parent Focus Group, parents can share their ideas and views about future developments at The Linden Academy and look for opportunities to support and raise the profile of the academy around Luton.

Terms of reference for the group can be found below. If you would like to be part of this group please contact us

PFG - Linden Academy TOR

Dates for PFG meetings for the academic year 2018-19:

12 Sep Wednesday 17:30 Parent Focus Group Linden  Pupil Outcomes 2017-18 PFG TLA PFG Meeting Agenda 1

HALF TERM 20 – 28 October 2018

21 Nov Wednesday 17:30 Parent Focus Group Linden PFG Agenda 2

SPRING TERM 2019 (7.1.19-5.4.19)

   16 Jan Wednesday 17:30 Parent Focus Group Linden AUT 2

HALF TERM 16 – 24 February 2019

13 Mar Wednesday 17:30

Parent Focus Group


SUMMER TERM 2019 (23.4.19-19.7.19)

15 May Wednesday 17:30 Parent Focus Group Linden

HALF TERM 25 May – 2 June 2019

19 June Wednesday 17:30 Parent Focus Group Linden

Attendance Information for The Linden Academy

Regular, consistent and punctual attendance are key messages for all children at The Linden Academy. We place immense value on the support from our families in reinforcing these messages with their children as they progress through what is the first phase of their educational journey in their Primary School years.

Please click on the link below to view a summary of the school's perspective on the importance of consistent attendance. Our aim is for every child to achieve at least 97% attendance.

We describe the system using the term "Go for Green". You will see from the attendance document that the "green" band for attendance would be 96%+. We aim for every child to come within this range.

TLA Attendance: Information for Families

TLA Attendance - Go For Green


Curriculum Overviews for 2018-19 - Termly plans for eachyear group to follow.








Primary National Curriculum Information for Parents & Carers

Please access the links below to view the official DfE document, a "Parent's Guide" to the curriculum and a Spelling & Grammar Crib Sheet for KS2 SAT's revision:

DfE Primary National Curriculum

Parental Guide to the National Curriculum

Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Crib Sheet

Information for Year 7 Entry for Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools

Please see the link below for information presented to parents interested in an application for their child to attend one of the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools in Year 7. The Linden Academy are fortunate to be able to have "Partner School Status" with the Bucks Grammar Schools. The benefit of this is that pupils applying may sit the entrance exam at The Linden Academy as a familiar setting.

Bucks Grammar Schools Parent Information Powerpoint

Example Timetables

Year R Timetable

Key Stage 1 Timetable

Lower Key Stage 2 Timetable

Upper Key Stage 2 Timetable


Key Stage 2 PE Lessons 

Children in Key Stage 2 should wear their PE kit to school as their uniform for the whole day on the days of the week of their scheduled PE lesson as outlined in the document accessed by clicking on the link below. If there are any variations, families will be advised in advance.

PE and Sport at The Linden Academy September 2017

Parent Support for Learning Summer 2018

Please click on the link below to a schedule showing all the events that are currently planned to be taking place for yourselves and your children during the 2nd half of the Summer Term. There are a range of opportunities for you to be involved with your child’s learning, including possible attendance as parent helpers on school visits. (If you are able to help on the trip dates, please contact your child’s class teacher directly.)

Please be reassured that further information on specific events will be communicated to those children/ classes/ year groups concerned as required.

There may be additions and/ or amendments to the schedule which will be advised.

We are sure that you will join us in our anticipation of an excitingly action-packed half term!

Parent Support for Learning Summer 2


Maths Calculation Policy

Our calculation policy has been written in line with the programmes of study taken from the revised National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014). It provides guidance on appropriate calculation methods and progression. The content is set out in stage blocks under the following headings: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

It can be viewed here: Maths Calculation Policy


Other Useful Documents

Parent Handbook 2017-18

Home School Agreement

E-Safety Leaflet

Article referencing E-Safety advice for Families as written by a technology expert: E Safety for Families

Online Safety Guidance for Parents

OOSC Brochure 

Booking form OOSC Sept 2018

Bucks Test Information Session (September 2018)


eylog: Recording the Learning Journey of Children in the Early Years (Reception Classes)

Please access the "Learning in the Early Years" page for information regarding the use of "eylog" for recording of the children's Learning Journey as they progress through the Reception year.


Reading Information and Advice for Parents

Reading Information Presentation


Accelerated Reader Programme in KS2 

Family guests in Years 5 & 6 were invited into school to find out more about an initiative that has been introduced at TLA, designed to promote and encourage progress in Reading as well as engage potentially reluctant readers in a renewed and more positive approach towards how enriching and purposeful reading can be. The programme has been adopted in Years 5 and 6 in school under the guidance of Mr Moore and Mrs Brown, our English, Library and Reading lead teachers. The children are already seeing the benefits and the staff, as well as the parents and carers are able to access the programme in order to utilise it as a valuable assessment tool when judging children's progress.

Please access the link below to view the information for families about this programme.

Accelerated Reader Information


Online Learning Resources

Modern technologies have a substantial role to play in consolidating your child's school learning when they are in the home environment. The documents below give details of links to websites that we use in school that can also be accessed from home. The documents are specific to individual year groups or Key Stages.

Years 1 and 2 Online resources

Year 3 and 4 Online resources

Year 5 Online resources

Year 6 Online resources


Local Area Parking Consultation

Many of you may already be aware of the Local Authority consultation process relating to parking in the New Town area of Luton. The school site sits just outside the boundary in question for the consultation. If you are interested in finding out more, please find below links to information from Luton Borough Council. The document and website link are NOT formulated by school. We are purely providing the links for information purposes.

New Town Parking Consultation leaflet