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MacIntyre Academies

Partnership with families


We work in co-production with families - listening to parents when things are good or if they need improving and going the extra mile to get things right for the whole family. 

We have dedicated Family Footings Facilitators across the schools to support our work with families and an integrated approach where all staff take responsibility for effective two way communication with home.

Placing children and young people at the centre of everything we do. 

We treat each young person as an individual and provide a personalised learning experience for them - getting to know and understand each pupil and support in a way that makes sense for them.  We extend this way of working to families too - knowing that it is crucial to work in partnership.

We listen, review how things are going and encourage open communication so that we get things right for young people all the way through school life.

Person Centred Thinking

Families have told us that using person centred thinking tools helps them to:

  • Feel listened to
  • Have more positive interactions with school 
  • Be more in control of their lives
  • Work in partnership to find the best outcome for their child
  • Feel more connected to their local community
  • Express their aspirations for their family's life both now and in the future


Families First Quality Award

As a Trust, Discovery, Quest and Endeavour have achieved accreditation for the Families First Quality Award to gain external authentication that our ethos of “Putting children and families first” is genuinely embedded in our operations. The Standards were developed and produced by the Family and Childcare Trust and Suffolk County Council.