At Parkway Primary School children’s Achievement and Progress is at the heart of everything we do. We are an ACE school where our pupils and staff focus on:
Aiming high with confidence
Co-operating and learning together
Enabling everybody to succeed
We empower our pupils to be the best that they can be by providing them with exciting and challenging learning opportunities. We have a very active school council whose voice helps to shape the curriculum. We offer extra-curricular clubs that focus on Sports, Music and Dance and work with a local secondary school to develop further our P.E. and Music skills.
Our Parents/Carers form part of our school life through participation in our weekly Achievement Assemblies, weekly Class Assemblies, twice weekly Stay and Play mornings for Early Years Foundation Stage, Parent/Carer curriculum evenings/forums and as Parent/Carer volunteers.
Our pupils demonstrate outstanding behaviours for learning and are the embodiment of our school motto:
Learning to Achieve
Ofsted (2013) says:
“The passionate and determined leadership of the headteacher and the deputy headteacher is rapidly improving the quality of teaching...Parents and Carers are very positive about the leadership of the school and appreciate the improvements since the last inspection. The headteacher and the deputy headteacher are an ambitious team who are determined to secure good achievement for all pupils. They have improved the achievement of most pupils, including those eligible for the pupil premium funding…”
Ofsted (2011) says :
‘Good care, guidance and support coupled with pupils’ outstanding behaviour and attitudes to learning, play an important part in the improving pace of learning ‘
‘Pupils feel safe in school and have complete confidence that staff will sort out any problems’
‘Learning to Achieve’, the recently-adopted school motto, underpins the new headteacher’s vision of achievement for all, through high-quality teaching and learning’
‘Partnerships with parents and carers are now strong; they feel more involved with their children’s education and able to support them effectively with their learning’
Before I knew my targets my levels were really bad. Now I know my targets my work has improved a lot (Year 4 pupil).
Teachers know where your mistakes are and show you how to improve in marking (Year 5 pupil).
Lessons are more fun. The VCOP games are really helping with writing (Year 6 pupil).
They are teaching you new stuff you haven’t learnt before -filling in the gaps (Year 6 pupil).
Every child wants to succeed and achieve their targets and challenges are given (Year 6 pupil).
A newly elected Parent Governor said in March at the Curriculum Committee:
‘You can clearly see the changes that have come about this year in the children’s learning. They believe they can achieve and are achieving’