Park View School Prospectus The destination for success
WELCOME Park View is a high performing community school in Tottenham, North London, where your child will be successful. Park View has been rated Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management by Ofsted and is recognised as one of the most diverse schools in the country. Our commitment to developing young people into high achieving and reflective learners is unwavering and we are proud to be a beacon of excellence in one of the world’s most exciting and diverse communities. Park View has been awarded the International School Award, a globally recognised accreditation that enriches learning and improves teaching through international learning activities which have been embedded within the school’s culture. Our ethos is described in three words “Aspire, Achieve and Succeed”. Throughout their time at Park View, your child will develop as a ‘Park View Learner’. This is someone who is an independent enquirer, creative thinker, reflective learner, team worker, self-manager and effective participator. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum where academic excellence is strengthened by an equally important focus on the arts, music, dance, drama and sport. The breadth of curriculum here at Park View, allows students to explore varied career paths and life beyond Park View. Our Gold Artsmark award demonstrates our school’s focus on the creative development of our individual students, allowing them to explore their creative and artistic talents.
Park View is in partnership with the New River Teaching Alliance who provide a strong supply of high quality teachers through outstanding training programmes which embed outstanding practice in classrooms. Whether your child is high attaining, passionate about sport or the arts, speaks English as an additional language or has special educational needs, we will ensure that they thrive in our highly effective learning environment. We believe in rewarding excellence and regard academic success as vital and work very hard to ensure that all students fulfil their true potential academically, personally and socially. Park View actively promotes the value of being outstanding citizens and strong British values underpin everything we do. We are proud of our school and believe that Park View is the destination for success. Andy Webster Headteacher
A good school with “outstanding leadership and management ” Ofsted 2013
VISION Empowering for the Future 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 school community building on our reputation for excellence. 3 Upholding a strong sense of tradition based on community values that are embraced and celebrated both within and beyond the school. 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 Driving teaching and learning so that all students make exceptional progress in every lesson, every day.
6 F ostering ‘Park View Learner’ skills which empower students to take ownership of their education, providing the skills required for college, work and life. 7O ffering a broad and enriching curriculum that ensures every student makes exceptional progress by being rich, varied and rigorous in every aspect from years 7 to 11. 8P romoting activities, partnerships and networks that make a real difference for our community and beyond. 9M aking rapid progress right from the start so that expectations for Year 7 are as high as for Year 11.
Our outstanding teaching and support staff empower our young people to have the highest expectations of themselves and others.
Our mission is to ensure every student reaches their potential. Our outcomes show we are succeeding.
We actively prepare our students for life beyond school.
The ’Park View Learner’ Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills Independent Enquirers
• Plan what to do and how to do it
• Collaborate in a spirit of mutual respect
• Take informed and well-reasoned decisions
• Listen to, and take account of, different views
• Identify questions to answer and research
• Take responsibility for their own part
• High standard of organisation and behaviour
• Generate ideas and explore possibilities
• Show initiative, commitment and resilience
• Try imaginative ways to tackle problems
• Manage their own emotions, building confidence and relationships
• Ask questions to extend understanding
Reflective Learners • Set their own goals with high aspirations
• Actively engage with their learning in lessons and beyond
• Monitor their progress, acting on outcomes
• Play a full part in school life and wider society
• Deal positively with praise and setbacks
• Teach others what they have learned
attitudes in class “are Students’ consistently good and often exemplary and there is a positive ethos around the school Ofsted 2013
CURRICULUM At Park View School, we are committed to all our pupils experiencing a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum, designed to encourage a love of learning in every child. We develop and build on the skills that pupils have acquired in primary school and ensure that we deliver a five-year curriculum. 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. Our departments teach the increased content required by the new curriculum through a skill based approach.
Pupils are stretched and challenged both academically and creatively from the moment that they step through our doors
Pupils are well prepared to not only pass examinations, but prepared for their lives and to 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 numerous, 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.
ENRICHMENT Our enrichment programme comprises a wide range of extracurricular activities. These include Saturday schools, sporting, arts and creative clubs, plus coursework sessions including a homework club and breakfast club where students can read and enjoy a free breakfast.
Students have the opportunity to enjoy inter-school competitions, educational outings, foreign visits and sporting tours. Our students relish special theme days such as the school’s international festival, ‘Parkstock’.
Park View students know that their Outside curriculum time, students can opinions count. With an elected school attend free instrumental lessons taught by a council and year councils, many students team of highly skilled professional musicians are given the opportunity to participate in the development of Park View. Open to all and are encouraged to participate in a years, our student leadership programme wide array of extra-curricular activities in Dance, Drama and Music. Students perform gives students responsibilities as translators, supervisors, charity event organisers and regularly both in and out of school and participants in staff recruitment. benefit from strong partnerships with professional theatre, dance and music Our strong house system encourages closer organisations. collaboration between students across the school and develops a sense of belonging. Students visit West End productions, Every child and teacher is allocated to one participate in workshops with external of our four houses: Elm, Oak, Cedar companies and deliver workshops to local and Maple. primary schools. Students are supported in preparing audition pieces and have gained highly sought places at ‘The Brit School’ and universities where they can continue their journey in the performing arts.
have the opportunity to “enjoyStudents inter-school and London wide competitions, educational outings, foreign visits and sporting 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 in terms of classwork, homework, behaviour, punctuality, attendance and uniform. Park View inculcates 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 be punished. Over the past academic year, 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. This year, a new team of students will be trained as student mentors and will be monitoring behaviour around the school as well as offering support, advice and friendship to those who have been affected by bullying. The school understands that students’ happiness is the 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 Year Team Deputies 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.
Students report few instances of “bullying. They say when it does occur it is dealt with by the school ” Ofsted 2013
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.
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.
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. 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.
Staff and students participate in a â€œnumber of projects with schools worldwide and we are proud to have achieved the full International Schools Award
TRANSITION At Park View, Year 7 students and their parents benefit from the support of a dedicated year team who works 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 as they transfer for primary to secondary school. 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.
At first I thought the transition “would be scary but the teachers and students really helped me settle in, within a week I made lots of new friends. There are so many things to do during lunch and after school, I have even joined the Police Cadets! How cool is that? Andrei
Our Year 6 ‘Taster Day’ during the summer term, acquaints students with their form tutors and provides an opportunity to make friends before joining us in September. Coupled with the many and varied extra-curricular opportunities on offer, Park View offers a supportive and exciting transfer and transition programme. We encourage and welcome the involvement of parents from the start. They are invited to a Tutor Welcome Evening within the first half term and then Parents’ Evening where they can discuss their child’s progress with subject teachers.
ADMISSIONS The Planned Admission Number (PAN) for Park View School is 216 students for each year group. Park View is a mixed comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 16 years. Allocation of student places at Park View School is handled by the Haringey Local Education Authority in line with the Council Admissions Policy.
Should you have any enquiries please get in touch via the contact page on our website: www.parkview.haringey.sch.uk
Applications must be made through the Haringey website: www.haringey.gov.uk under the secondary school admissions section. The closing date for applications is 31st October.
Teachers use their very good subject knowledge and information about students to plan well for their individual needs Ofsted 2013
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 Springboard bursary programme, which provides students with full scholarships to boarding schools for Year 12 and 13.
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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 schooling. 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.
and our ‘Group Call’ text messaging system so that you are totally up to date regarding important school news and events. Parents can also follow Park View’s news through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the school app. Finally, the school has regular Parents’ Association meetings to consult and inform parents about a variety of aspects of school life.
We also communicate with parents and carers through the letters, emails
Park View’s strong staff and pastoral support system enables us to develop effective home-school relationships that are beneficial to all our students
INCLUSION The Inclusion team at Park View is made up of the 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.
ASDAN at Park View offers students programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for work and skills for life. Next year our KS4 students will 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. .
We are proud to offer students the opportunity to learn and develop through the pioneering Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) curriculum.
We are proud to offer â€œstudents the opportunity to learn and develop through the pioneering Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network
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.
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 and rabbits 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.
The EDEN project is a green outdoor space which students and staff, alike,
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Park View, West Green Road, London N15 3QR Tel: 020 8888 1722 Fax: 020 8881 8143 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.parkview.haringey.sch.uk Follow us on @ParkView_school Like us on /ParkView.sch Follow us on @ParkView_School Subscribe to /parkviewinternal
We are easy to get to By Train Tottenham Hale or Seven Sisters Underground and Mainline Rail Station (from Liverpool Street) By Tube Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line), Seven Sisters (Victoria Line), Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line) By Bus Buses 41, 431, 67 and W4 pass nearby the entrance
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