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.
At Parkview Academy we aim to provide a high quality physical education curriculum that motivates and inspires all students to succeed. We provide opportunities for our students to learn about the importance of a balanced diet and it’s role in meeting the demands of their environment. We want students to become physically literate and confident in ways which supports their health, confidence and fitness. We provide opportunities for students to take part in school sports with an aim of developing their character, resilience, teamwork and emotional well-being.
On Thursday 24th May, students at Parkview Academy completed their introduction to drama.
This is a massive achievement as, not only is it the first time that our school has offered drama to our Learners, but they had to also complete a series of tasks to pass their assessment including:
Stage presence ,
Scenario; and finally
to perform a scene in front of an audience.
This is a massive achievement for our students most of whom suffer from low confidence and we are very proud of them.
As this was a success the school will now be able to offer NCFE drama qualifications within our curriculum.
May was a busy month for Parkview Academy with another historic moment. Three of our post 16 students sat their maths GCSE. They are the very first students from Parkview Academy to do so and we are very proud of them – well done to them!
ALP Schools complies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and our schools are committed to maintaining the highest standards when handling personal information. Parkview Academy is required to have it’s own privacy notice and Privacy (Data Protection Policy) to ensure that all pupils, parents, staff and applicants are aware of how and when their data may be used by us and our data controllers.
Richard Johnson officially takes up the Headteacher role at Parkview Academy Tuesday 18th April. Coming directly from a Learning and Skills manager position, Richard has over 6 years experience as a qualified teacher and 3 years + leadership experience.
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the team!