Park Road is a purpose-built Academy primary school with eight teaching spaces, a large hall, additional learning areas and two all-weather playgrounds/sports areas.
We have a club room which is a base for Breakfast, After-School and Holiday Extended Services provision.
We take great pride in the school environment and make it a place where children are stimulated to learn. We encourage them to take pride in their work and surroundings and encourage them to share their achievements with others.
As a staff, we attend regular meetings so that we can plan and organise the learning experiences offered to the children and monitor their progress.
We strive to ensure good relationships between all members of the school community. We aim to create a warm, welcoming, safe environment for visitors and pupils alike. We place much emphasis on high standards of conduct and achievement by our pupils. Our school encourages:
- High moral standards and personal qualities of good character and behaviour.
- Good personal relationships, a sense of responsibility, teamwork and loyalty.
- Social awareness, courtesy, consideration for others and sensitivity to one’s surroundings.
- Respect for other people’s beliefs and culture.
- Such qualities as inventiveness, curiosity, an elementary knowledge of Health and Safety and the ability to care for oneself.
- An understanding of how to contribute to and benefit from living in a well organised community.
During your child’s time at Park Road Academy Primary School, we aim to help children be:
- inquisitive and curious
- sensitive of others and have an understanding of religious and moral values
- self-controlled and well-disciplined
- willing to learn
- aware of the environment
- able to initiate and reflect
- perceptive, logical and able to solve problems
- aware of new technology
By the time they transfer to secondary school, our children should be able to:
- Read fluently and accurately, with understanding, discrimination and enjoyment.
- Speak and write clearly and confidently.
- Use mathematical skills and ideas in everyday situations.
- Know where to look for information and how to record findings.
- Understand how technology can be used.
- Work independently or in a team, to find things out, interpret and solve problems.
- Use a range of creative arts and crafts as a means of expression.
- Possess enough skill, strength and mobility to take part confidently in a range of physical activities.
- Show an awareness of local geographical and social influences, and of other times, places and cultures.
SMSC at Park Road
Pupils’ spiritual development is shown by their:
- Beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s feelings and values
- Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible
- Use of imagination and creativity in their learning
- Willingness to reflect on their experiences
Pupils’ moral development is shown by their:
- Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives
- Understanding of the consequences of their actions
- Interest in investigating, and offering reasoned views about, moral and ethical issues
Pupils’ social development is shown by their:
- Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
- willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
- Interest in, and understanding of, the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels
Pupils’ cultural development is shown by their:
- Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage
- Willingness to participate in, and respond to, for example, artistic, musical, sporting, mathematical, technological, scientific and cultural opportunities
- Interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities
At Park Road Academy Primary School, pupils and their learning are at the very heart of every decision made. We aim to develop learners who are passionate, take ownership of their learning and are proud of their achievements. The ethos of our school is such that all people who come into our school, whether pupil, staff, parent or visitor, are valued as individuals in their own right. They should set, and be entitled to expect from others, good standards of behaviour, marked by respect and responsibility.
We aim to help pupils to develop an inner discipline and we encourage pupils to not just ‘follow the crowd’ – they will make up their own minds and be ready to accept responsibility for what they do. Pupils will grow through making choices and holding to the choices that they have made. They will want to be honest with themselves and with others.