As part of our cycle of continuous improvement we are constantly striving to improve our systems in order to deliver quality outcomes for young people. As part of our efforts to professionally improve, we set ourselves targets in many areas, one of which is national recognition by gaining Kite Mark acknowledgement and accreditation. Whilst we are still striving to complete a number of award, we have so far (in just a year) gained the following:
The Investors in people Gold award. (2016-2019)
Based on 25 years of leading practice, the Investors in People Standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. For more information please click here: www.investorsinpeople.com
The National Safety Mark (2016-2018)
Park View School has been recognised by The National Safety Certification Scheme for Schools, known as SafetyMARK, as having ‘excellent’ safety standards.
The SafetyMARK scheme aims to provide guidance for schools and to recognise and reward those schools that have gone the extra mile to create a safe environment for staff, pupils, visitors and contractors.
After a rigorous independent audit the school was able to demonstrate that it has first class levels of safety management and compliance and, in doing so, achieved the SafetyMARK award for excellence.
Justin Smith of SafetyMARK stated, “Park View School has a really positive attitude with regard to health and safety and it is clear to see that safety is taken extremely seriously and that it is very well managed. The staff have established a robust health and safety system and culture that is amongst the best in the country and we are delighted to recognise that fact with this prestigious award”.
Chris Rue, Head Teacher at Park View School, commented, “We are thrilled to be recognised with the SafetyMARK award. We take the safety of our staff and pupils extremely seriously and it’s wonderful to have this recognition for all of our efforts to make our school such a safe place to work and study. Having achieved the SafetyMARK award, we can demonstrate our on-going commitment to maintaining excellence in the management of health and safety within our school”.
The Healthy Schools Award (2016-2019)
Being healthy, safe, cared for, having a voice and influence are fundamental prerequisites to being ‘ready to learn’ and achieving true potential – at any stage in our lives. Our aim is to support schools to help their children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly and to become active citizens who do their bit for society and for the environment. We are delighted to announce that once again Parkview has achieved the Healthy Schools Award for ‘excellent practice in provision for their children and young people’s health and wellbeing’. Thank you to our families for your support for our work, ensuring Parkview pupils’ health and wellbeing.
The School Games Mark (Annual)
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels. The Mark is a retrospective award which will validate your success over the ongoing academic year.
Youth Sports trust Award (Annual)
The Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark is online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development plan.
The tool has been aligned to Ofsted guidance supporting the PE and Sport Premium and comprises a series of straightforward benchmarking statements, where you can select your level of provision in these areas:
- Overall vision for PE, physical activity and school sport
- Quality of PE
- Quality of school sport
- Quality of physical activity
- Use of PE, physical activity and sport as a catalyst for wider learning.