PARK VIEW PROSPECTUS THE DESTINATION FOR SUCCESS
Andy Webster Headteacher
WELCOME Park View is a high performing local authority community school in Tottenham, where your child will experience real success. In November 2017, we were yet again rated as Good by Ofsted and we are widely recognised as one of the most diverse and exciting schools in the country.
This is someone who is an independent enquirer, creative thinker, reflective learner, team worker, self-manager and effective participator. We provide a broad, balanced and deep curriculum where academic excellence is strengthened by a strong focus on the arts, music, dance, drama and sport.
Our commitment to developing our students into high-achieving, confident, independent and irrepressible young adults is unwavering and we are proud to be a beacon of excellence in North London.
Our world class curriculum offer at Park View, allows students to explore exciting career paths and be successful in life beyond Park View.
Our motto is three simple words “Aspire, Achieve and Succeed”. Throughout their time at Park View, your child will develop as a ‘Park View Learner’.
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Pupils’ attainment in GCSE results show a continuing trend of improvement Ofsted 2017
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OUR VISION Our mission: Every student to achieve their potential 1 Ensuring ‘Aspire, Achieve, Succeed’ is the reality for all with everyone encouraged to aspire for themselves and others, achieve at school and succeed in life. 2 Taking pride in our community building on our reputation for excellence locally and nationally. 3 The highest standard of teaching and learning so that all students make exceptional progress every day. 4 Supporting an inspirational team of staff across the school who are collaborative, dedicated and always seeking further improvement both in themselves and in others. 5 Upholding a strong sense of tradition based on community values that are embraced and celebrated both within and beyond the school. 6 Offering a broad, enriching and deep curriculum that ensures every student makes exceptional progress by being rich, varied and rigorous from Years 7 to 11. 7 Fostering ‘Park View Learner’ skills which empower students to take ownership of their education, providing the skills required for college, work and life. 8 Promoting activities, partnerships and networks that make a real difference for our community and beyond. 9 Maintaining the highest aspirations and a ‘no-excuses’ culture so that our expectations for Year 7 are as high as for Year 11.
OUR ETHOS Aspire
Empower our young people to have the highest expectations of themselves and others.
Ensure every student excels.
Prepare our students for life beyond school.
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Pupils make rapid progress and achieve good outcomes Ofsted 2017
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CURRICULUM At Park View School, we are committed to all our pupils experiencing an inspiring curriculum, designed to foster a love of learning. We build on the skills and knowledge that pupils have acquired in primary school and ensure that we deliver a five-year curriculum that is focused on educating children, not â€˜teaching to the testâ€™. Pupils are stretched and challenged both academically and creatively from the moment that they step through our doors. Teachers challenge all our students, setting personalised targets, monitoring progress and providing additional support when required.
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Pupils are well prepared to not only pass examinations, but for the rest of their lives our pupils progress on to a wide variety of destinations closely matched to their interests and abilities. We use Drama, Music, Dance and Sport to build studentsâ€™ confidence in a way that benefits all areas of learning. Students participate in regular creative workshops and productions around school and in the community. The Park View Learner skills are the foundations of all we do. We teach our students how to be independent, resilient, creative learners who have a love of lifelong learning and a respect for diversity, equality and community.
OUR PARK VIEW LEARNER SKILLS INDEPENDENT ENQUIRERS • Plan what to do and how to do it • Take informed and well-reasoned decisions • Identify questions to answer and research TEAM WORKERS • Collaborate in a spirit of mutual respect • Listen to, and take account of, different views • Take responsibility for their own part CREATIVE THINKERS • Generate ideas and explore possibilities • Try imaginative ways to tackle problems • Ask questions to extend understanding SELF-MANAGERS • High standard of organisation and behaviour • Show initiative, commitment and resilience • Manage their own emotions, building confidence and relationships
Park View is a positive learning environment which enables pupils to develop and consolidate the skills and attributes required of the ‘Park View Learner’ Ofsted 2017
REFLECTIVE LEARNERS • Set their own goals with high aspirations • Monitor their progress, acting on outcomes • Deal positively with praise and setbacks EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATORS • Actively engage with their learning in lessons and beyond • Play a full part in school life and wider society • Teach others what they have learned
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ENRICHMENT Our enrichment programme comprises a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These include Saturday schools, sporting, arts and creative clubs, plus coursework sessions including a homework club and breakfast club where students can read, socialise and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Outside curriculum time, students are encouraged to attend free instrumental lessons taught by a team of highly skilled professional musicians and to participate in a wide array of extra-curricular activities in Dance, Drama and Music. Students perform regularly both in and out of school and benefit from strong partnerships with professional theatre, dance and music organisations. Students visit West End productions, participate in workshops with external companies and deliver workshops to local primary schools. Students are supported in preparing audition pieces and have gained highly sought places such as ‘The Brit School’ and universities where they can continue their journey in the performing arts.
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Students also have the opportunity to enjoy interschool competitions, educational outings, foreign visits and sports tours. Our students relish special theme days such as the school’s international festival, ‘Parkstock’. Park View students know that their views opinions count. With an elected school council and year councils, many students are given the opportunity to participate in the development of Park View. Open to all years, our student leadership programme gives students responsibilities as translators, supervisors, charity event organisers and participants in staff recruitment. Our strong house system encourages closer collaboration between students across the school and develops a sense of belonging. Every child and teacher is allocated to one of our four houses: Elm, Oak, Cedar and Maple.
Students have the opportunity to enjoy inter-school and London wide competitions, educational outings, foreign visits and sports tours
SUPPORT We provide a safe learning environment with a firm anti-bullying culture and our staff work hard to make students feel happy, secure and empowered. In return, we demand very high standards of classwork, homework, behaviour, punctuality, attendance and uniform. Park View actively promotes an ethos of respect, which results in a strong sense of community. Our school has its very own ‘BSafe Team’ who are committed to supporting students who become the victims of bullying, both in dealing with issues on a daily basis as well as providing aftercare and monitoring in the following months. We provide an ‘open door’ system and no student is turned away. We operate a ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy and make it clear to all Park View students that acts of bullying will not be tolerated. Over the past academic year, our Student Voice representatives have reported that students feel safer in school now than ever before. This is testament to the committed work that the team, including the
student representatives have been carrying out. We have a team of students trained as student mentors who monitor behaviour around the school as well as offering support, advice and friendship to those who have been affected by bullying. Park View understands that students’ happiness is a key to achievement in all areas of learning. Our students benefit from personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education that is taught in both curriculum and tutor time. By exploring topics such as relationships, personal safety and finance, our young people develop the confidence to make positive life choices. We nurture all students with personalised support – from induction for our new Year 7s right through to careers and further education guidance for Year 11s. Our non-teaching Progress and Achievement Leaders are focused on pastoral support and some students have been trained as peer mentors. Students and their families have access to exceptional support services at school.
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COMMUNITY We work in partnership with families to ensure that our students make the best possible progress. Parents and carers are kept informed through various communication tools. All our staff can be contacted via the website, email, telephone, or in person at the school to deal with any concerns. By offering a range of extended services to students, their families and the local community, we contribute to the vitality of the neighbourhood and promote lifelong learning. You and your senior leaders have developed a secure and thoughtful culture. We have very strong partnerships with universities, local primary and secondary schools and foster links with a diverse range of businesses to secure visits and work experience placements. Our students are encouraged to celebrate their cultural diversity and develop their global awareness. Staff and students participate in a number of projects with schools worldwide and we are proud to have achieved the full International Schools Award.
Staff and students participate in a number of projects with schools worldwide and we are proud to have achieved the full International Schools Awards
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TRANSITION At Park View, our Year 7 students and their parents benefit from the close support of a dedicated year team who work closely with local primary schools, making visits and establishing relationships whilst the majority of our students are still in Year 6. Our transitional process ensures that all students and parents feel supported in the important move from primary into secondary. Upon entry into Park View, Year 6 students will be introduced to the different student-led programmes we have available such as Time2Talk, House Representatives, Student Voice, and BSafe. Each programme is designed to support students throughout their time at Park View by offering mentoring, friendship groups and opportunities to share their experiences with others. Our Year 6 â€˜Taster Dayâ€™ during the summer term and our Summer School during the holiday period, acquaints students with their form tutors and provides an opportunity to make friends before joining us in September.
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ADMISSIONS Allocation of student places at Park View School is handled by the Haringey Local Education Authority in line with the Council Admissions Policy. Applications must be made through the Haringey website: www.haringey.gov.uk under the secondary school admissions section. The closing date for standard applications is 31st October. Should you have any enquiries please get in touch via the contact page on our website: www.parkview.haringey.sch.uk
MASTERCLASSES & SCHOLARSHIPS At Park View, we provide a range of opportunities for our highest achievers to excel. Our students can engage in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to develop their skills and talents, including participating in whole-school drama, dance and music performances, writing for our school Journalism Club, learning how to create ceramics with our Art team, studying in The London School of Economics tutoring programmes, or attending science masterclasses with teachers from the London Academy of Excellence. The school also supports our disadvantaged higher achieving students to apply for the Springboardbursary programme, which provides students with full scholarships to boarding schools, such as Epsom College, for Year 12 and 13.
The quality of teaching is carefully checked and support is delivered through thoughtful, targeted continuing professional development sessions
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PARENTS & CARERS Park View takes care to ensure that parents and carers play an active role in their children’s education and in the life of the school. Close cooperation between home and our school is essential if our students are to gain the maximum benefit from their time with us. Park View’s strong staff and pastoral support system enables us to develop effective home-school relationships that are beneficial to all our students. There are regular Parents’ Evenings throughout the school year where parents and carers can discuss their child’s attainment and progress with all of their teachers. We also regularly communicate with parents and carers through the letters, emails and our ‘Group Call’ text messaging system so that you are totally up to date regarding important school news and events. Finally, parents can also follow Park View’s news through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
At Park View, we provide a range of opportunities for our highest achievers to excel
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Park View sees every student as an individual learner and strives to support a range of learning approaches and contexts
INCLUSION The Inclusion team at Park View is made up of our Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA) and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) departments. We are a fully inclusive school where students have equal opportunities to fulfil their potential in all aspects of their development, regardless of their type of additional need. Our team is an extremely supportive one, which is committed to three core principles: Inspire, Nurture and Develop. Inclusion supplies an inspiring environment in which students can thrive and grow both academically and personally. We are proud to offer students the opportunity to learn and develop through the pioneering Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) curriculum. ASDAN at Park View offers students programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for work and skills for life. Our KS4 students have the option to choose courses such as FoodWise, Land-Based Studies or the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) Programme, as an alternative to, but supporting some traditional academic subjects.
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Park View sees every student as an individual learner and strives to support a range of learning approaches and contexts. The ASDAN curriculum celebrates this diversity and succeeds in making learning relevant and transferable. The ASDAN curriculum will also give students the chance to spend time in the schools very own EDEN (Emotional Development Environmental Nurturing) Project, which was set up and driven by Park View students back in 2014. The EDEN project is a green outdoor space which students and staff, alike, are immensely proud of their developing fruit trees, vegetable and herb gardens and a student made wood-burning pizza oven. We are developing pop-up outdoor classrooms and have our very own chickens to maintain. The EDEN project is continually developing, with the help of Inclusion staff and student volunteers. We believe that Park View School is the destination for success for ALL students.
Park View, West Green Road, London N15 3QR Tel: 020 8888 1722 Fax: 020 8881 8143 Email: email@example.com www.parkview.haringey.sch.uk Follow us on @ParkView_school Like us on /ParkView.sch Follow us on @ParkView_School Subscribe to /parkviewinternal
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