At Parkfield School we will nurture, inspire and enable our students, giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding to flourish in a complex and multi-cultural world. We are committed to the development of the whole child and believe that this is built upon relationships in a small school setting.
We will provide a broad and rich curriculum that actively looks to promote STEAM education and through experiential learning provide young people with the skills and emotional resilience to succeed in the modern world. We will provide opportunities that build character, confidence and compassion, whilst developing the important skill of learning to learn.
We have high expectations of ourselves and will work collaboratively with each other, with schools in Reach South, with local Schools and with the wider education system so that we might better serve our students, their families and the local community. We are committed to using research findings to guide our staff training and our approach to learning. We believe that that brilliant outcomes can only be built on brilliant teaching, delivered by brilliant teachers.
At Parkfield school our aims are directly driven by our vision and the vision of Reach South Multi Academy Trust. These aims describe who we want to be, how we will approach our work and what we seek to offer to our students, their families and the wider community.
Our Aims are described under three key themes: Nurture, Inspire and Enable. When we talk about ‘nurturing’, we are explicitly referring to the environment within the school and our approach to ensuring the well-being of everyone at the school. We believe that our curriculum should be ‘inspiring’ in every sense and when this is combined with high expectations, we will achieve success. We believe that schooling should be about ‘enabling’ students through the development of key skills and we understand that this can only be achieved through collaboration.
Our aims are described in the chart below:
Our Curriculum Goals
Our curriculum goals emerge from our vision and aims as a school. They are organised under five themes:
• creative expression
• physical development
• managing the self
Each theme is further organised around significant features of learning. For example, in ‘communication’, the learning goals are organised under the headings: speaking, reading, writing and listening.