Parkview Academy has been on a journey to demonstrate we are committed to creating a positive environment which supports physical and emotional health and wellbeing. We are proud to announce that we have achieved the Healthy Schools Award that recognises the efforts made to ensure our school community strives in achieving positive well-being for our students. To achieve this, we had to review our practise in promoting and improving our student’s health and wellbeing. We want to share with you the ways in which we do this at Parkview Academy.
PSHE: Effective planning and delivery of PSHE has been a focus of our Healthy School’s journey. PSHE education is central to helping pupils to stay healthy and safe, and to equip them with the personal and social skills to negotiate life’s challenges, opportunities and risks. We offer a broad range of PSHE within our curriculum including qualifications in Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Employability Skills
Healthy Eating: Our school meals are freshly prepared onsite by our chef ‘Pam’. Pam is passionate about preparing fresh, healthy meals which taste great, and encourages our students to try a variety of foods from different cultures. This helps us to ensure our students are having a balanced diet which has proven to increase their ability to concentrate and learn. And of course, for those students who bring pack lunches, Pam offers guidance on how to prepare healthy meals and snacks at home.
Physical Activity: We provide all children with a minimum of 2 hours PE (including dance, games and gymnastics) every week, as well as opportunities to complete sensory circuits, outdoor pursuits, and after school clubs. Becoming a Health School has confirmed that we ensure every child has an equal opportunity to take part in PE and Sport at a level appropriate to their development.
Social, Emotional, and Mental Healthy (SEMH): SEMH forms an integral part of our curriculum. All our students have SEMH targets which are reviewed termly, and pupil achievements are rewarded individually or as a class. Our ‘Student of the School’ is presented during Assembles with parents and carers invited to celebrate success.
To find out more about what we have achieved please visit https://www.healthyschools.org.uk/