Culture and Climate

The Park Lane Vision

Today’s Learners | Tomorrow’s Leaders

 

Our vision is to encourage independent learning and to provide the children with an environment that is engaging and enthusing to allow for all learning styles.

 

Each member of the family will keep in balance those three dimensions of school life, as expressed in the Trust motto, always associated with the very best maintained and independent schools: a strong pastoral system which ensures each child is known and understood, the broadest provision that widens minds and opportunities and the highest standards of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom.

Proud traditions

We are making the development of character a priority. Through our values-based education we aim to nurture the development of active peaceful and caring citizens. Through our curriculum, we are creating a positive culture for teaching and learning that we believe is vital for a successful education in the 21st century.  We are developing the capacity of all professionals to result in providing high quality lessons to achieve high levels of attainment and progress. Ideas are encouraged and trialled to allow rigorous systems and practices to be embedded within the school.

 

Rigorous Performance Management programme supports us in building the capacity necessary to build the capacity for consistent and sustained school improvement. CPD is tailored to staff needs to support and motivate their teaching.

Wide horizons

We aim for all children in Key Stages 1 and 2 and a high proportion of Foundation Stage to attend at least one free club each week. This supports the philosophy behind the value wheel and will enable all children to have the opportunity to widen their experiences and pursue their interests.

High achievement

Our value based school seeks to promote an educational philosophy based on the children valuing themselves, others and the environment through the consideration of an ethical values vocabulary. This practice encourages adults to model values and gives time for reflective practices which   empowers our children to become effective learners and consequently good citizens.

 

We have a strong commitment to raising standards and a team approach to achieve this. We aim for all children to have knowledge of mind-sets and to use a growth mind-set to improve their attitude to learning and ultimately their progress.

 

Through the table arrangements we are allowing children to begin to take ownership of their learning. Independence is very important and is a key focus within school; when work is differentiated appropriately all children should be able have a varying degree of independence to support high achievement.

Curriculum statement:

At Park Lane we have designed a curriculum that equips our children with the skills and personal qualities necessary for them to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life.

 

Our curriculum is very practical and offers many opportunities for children to access varied and exciting experiences to enrich their lives.

 

Our learning involves many visits and opportunities to learn in different environments and by engaging with visitors to the school. Whilst maintaining the focus on literacy and numeracy, we ensure that the children have the opportunity to enhance these skills through a range of topics. These are carefully structured to give a balance of learning opportunity and draw children’s abilities, to make links and find meaning in their learning.

 

We value the part which parents and carers play in their child’s learning and are committed to keeping parents informed regularly through updates on the curriculum and homework so that they are well informed to support their child’s learning. Each class provides parents and carers with detail regarding the skills and content to be taught each week so that progression in skills is evident.

 

Pupil voice is a key driver in our curriculum design; through consultation with the children we are encouraging them to be instrumental in shaping the curriculum to broaden their interests.

 

In creating a curriculum that is bespoke to our school we are raising aspirations and ambition so that our children are able to become independent lifelong learners and be ready to compete successfully nationally and internally with their peers.