This section of our website will tell you what kind of things we have been up to in and out of school each month. We will also update this page with anything else that we hope you find informative and interesting!

PVS link up with Skinny Pigs

We have recently set up a new partnership with Skinnypigs. The women’s fitness class was first established in 2010 and has fast become the largest independent fitness provider in the North East and has drastically changed the lives of over 30,000 women already! It is the phenomenal women’s fitness toning and weight loss class that everyone is talking about!

It uses all kinds of fun training styles designed to firm and tone every muscle in the body and burns up to 5x the calories of aerobics (like jogging, dancing, most bootcamps) and to top it off it boosts metabolism for up to 48 hours after the class is OVER. For more information about skinny pigs visit: or contact Rosie Johnson directly on: 07957996042

Show Racism the red card

I am delighted to announce that the judging session of the Show Racism the Red Card School Competition 2016 has taken place and the panel of independent judges have selected Regan’s poster as the national winner in the Year 10+ Artwork & Creative Writing Category.

Regan and accompanying adult(s) have been invited to an Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the West Ham United Football Club on Thursday 28th April 2016. As part of the young peoples’ prizes they are able to choose a football club to receive a shirt from. Congratulations Regan, we hope you have a fantastic day! Regan made the regional newspapers, here:


Park View School awarded £10k for new outdoor fitness equipment.Park View School, was granted £10,000 from the Big Lottery for the new equipment, which was officially opened by successful entrepreneur Mark Earnden. Read more click here:

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a new innovative project in which schools in South Tyneside will be participating and is being run in partnership with Northumbria Police. The project, which will commence in January 2016, aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse. Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a young person, who can often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent’s injuries or distress afterwards or be physically hurt trying to stop the abuse. As a result, following any domestic abuse incident being reported into Northumbria Police, specialist Police Officers will make contact with Children’s Social Care who will then communicate relevant and necessary information to nominated school staff. This will ensure that the school is made aware at the earliest possible opportunity and can subsequently provide support to children, in a way that means they feel safe and listened to.

Each school has a member of staff (key adult) who has been fully trained to liaise with the Police and Social Services, when required, and will ensure that necessary support is made available to the child following the disclosure of a domestic abuse incident. I believe that this project demonstrates our schools commitment to working in partnership, to safeguard and protect children, and to providing the best possible care and support for our pupils. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to someone further about the project or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Rue or Dave Borrell on 0191 4546518 or by email or
You can also find out more information through accessing the following website:

Keeping Safe

Keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism. South Tyneside Council have produced an informative leaflet for parents and carers, more information is available here: Click

What is Team Teach

Team-Teach provides training to staff groups in children’s and adult services and Health Care Trusts in behaviour supports and interventions. The training combines both theory and practice, emphasising the need for staff to show restraint rather than apply it! Providing a risk assessment structure to the selection of physical interventions that best allow the employer to provide a risk reduced workplace for service users and staff. Proving examples of best practice paperwork that underpins practice in this area.
Over 5,000 employers tutors deliver training to employees of their employer. They are able to deliver 6 and 12 hour courses, accounting between them for approximately one million people in the U.K receiving training since 1997.
The training is a holistic behaviour management course with content including;

• current laws
• government guidance & legislation
• staff and pupils safety procedures
• safeguarding, reporting and recording procedures
• risk/dynamic assessment, incident report writing and recording, positive handling plans (PHP)
• policy writing to safeguard
• de-escalation techniques and positive handling strategies to manage challenging behaviour.
All staff at PVS undertake Team teach training on a regular basis.

School become Youth Sport Silver Partner

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Park View School is now a Youth Sport Trust Silver Partner School. The accolade means that the school is delivering high-quality school sport and improving the PE experience for every young person.
It also highlights that we are using sport to raise achievement levels across the school. As a partner, Park View School, will receive additional training and development opportunities and can become involved in national education and sport initiatives. The good news was covered in the local press, the full article can be read here:

Commonwealth boxing champion

Anthony Nelson visits Park View!

Staff and students were delighted to have local lad and commonwealth champion Anthony Nelson in school this week. Anthony paid a visit to School yesterday to talk about winning his title last month and his career up to that point.
The boxer, nicknamed Baby Face, chatted to pupils at the special school about the choices he’d made in life to get where he is now. Students also had the chance to ask Anthony some questions and see his northern area, English title and Commonwealth championship belts up close.
Anthony, a super-flyweight, used to teach pupils at the school construction skills during his time working as a bricklayer.The event was covered in the local press, the full article can be read here:


Parkview School are pleased to announce that they are embarking on a new partnership with HLTA North. Supporting staff to challenge themselves at all levels is something that we are very passionate about. Moving in to 2016 we will be able offer accredited HLTA Training through our Head Teacher Chris Rue. More information about HLTA status and the process involved is available here: