YEAR 9 PROGRESSION EVENING (13.03.13)
Please click here for information relating to the Year 9 Progression Evening.
Please click here to view Dr Flynn's PowerPoint presentation from Year 9 Parents Evening Thursday 14 March.
SCHOOL MEALS AND SOURCING OF MEAT (14.02.13)
We would like to reassure students and parents that Parkside School canteen sources regionally produced meat from a supplier who is a member of the National Association of Catering Butchers and who are holders of the EBLEX Quality Standard for beef and lamb. Two examples of the strict standards and inspection criteria the company complies with. If you wish to read more about our meat suppliers then please click here to be directed to their website.
OFSTED INSPECTION - PARENTS' LETTER AND GUIDE FOR PARENTS (11.02.13)
The school is undergoing a two day Ofsted Inspection on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 February 2013. To provide parents with information about what this entails, the Inspectors have provided a Guide for Parents. A letter to parents and carers is available here. The letter informs you how you can contribute to the Inspection by providing your views about the school. Please do give this your full attention.
PARENT GOVERNOR VACANCY UPDATE (10.12.12)
Following the close of the Parent Governor Ballot on Friday 07 December, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Gill Ward as the new Parent Governor with effect from 07 December. Thank you to all parents/carers who submitted votes.
DRAMA EVENING: TUESDAY 04 DECEMBER 2012
On Tuesday 04 December the Drama Department hosed a Drama Retrospective in the theatre to an audience of around 60 relatives and friends. A very slick evening of performances was scheduled by Mrs Scott and 28 students turned their talents to a range of comedic and serious roles. It was a lovely way to showcase the very talented students whose sustained efforts in lessons often go unnoticed by others. We hope to schedule another retrospective next term to encompass the exam performances. Thank you to those who came to watch.
ISLE OF MULL VISIT (22.10.12)
Follow the progress of the students and staff on the Isle of Mull visit by visiting their online blog at http://isle-of-mull-2012.posterous.com/
PARKSIDE SCHOOL GOES DUTCH! (12.10.12)
We were delighted to announce that Parkside School has been successful in gaining British Council funding to work in partnership with a school based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The theme of our project work is to develop "innovation and creativity" within the teaching and learning of Key Stage 3 and 4 Mathematics using new and emerging digital technologies as a key tool for engaging and fostering independent learners.
Between 17 and 19 September, Mrs Harness - Head of Mathematics, joined by Local Authority Improvement colleagues visited our partner school, The Comenius School in Rotterdam. This was a planning trip where future plans were formulated and agreed. Mrs Harness' ambitions for this project began with her own recent experiences of using digital technologies to promote Mathematics. By embracing the potential of learning through using digital technology and by developing students' understanding of the relevance of Mathematics across the curriculum and everyday life we aim to secure better than expected progress and attainment for all Parkside students.
As a school we are looking forward to the new challenges and fun that this project will bring! Watch out for regular new updates.
Find out more about Comenius Regio: www.britishcouncil.org/comenius-regio-partnerships
STAY SAFE- IT’S YOUR ‘CALL’ (11.10.12)
Many young people across the Bradford District use mobile phones on a daily basis and it is important that personal safety is always at the forefront of their minds.
West Yorkshire Police is encouraging young people to take steps to protect their mobile phones, whilst warning around the consequences of associated crimes.
How can you protect yourself from becoming a victim?
- Only make essential calls in the street. Using a mobile phone in a busy area advertises the fact that you have a piece of valuable property. While talking on the phone you can be distracted and not aware of who might be watching you.
- Consider where you leave your mobile. Open handbags can prove tempting for thieves, as do rucksacks and coats left hanging on chairs.
- Security mark your phone with a postcode and house number using an ultra-violet pen. The best place is underneath the battery near to the SIM card and on the back of the battery. If it’s stolen and later recovered, the owner can be identified.
- Make a note of your phone’s IMEI number and register it with your phone operator. If your phone were to be stolen, report it immediately and the operator will then be able to bar the phone, rendering it useless and worthless.
- Forward your IMEI to www.immobilise.com. This is a national register that the police and industry have access to. It can be checked to ensure owners are reunited with their property. It can and will be used by police when searching suspects on the street to catch them with stolen phones.
What are the consequences of mobile phone crime?
- Stealing someone’s mobile phone is a very serious offence, which amounts to robbery.
- Offenders won’t be given any final warnings. Where we have evidence, we will charge those involved and put them before the Courts.
- Any arrests made for robbery are also considered for referral to the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit where further orders can be made to monitor individuals in the community.
- Falsely reporting that your mobile phone has been stolen in order to get an upgrade or a new phone is also an offence and one which the police rigorously investigate.
- Selling or receiving a mobile phone which you know has been stolen is also a crime. If you are offered a handset which you believe has been obtained illegally, tell the police.
You can report any of these offences to the police on the non emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. For further information on crime prevention advice, you can also visit the West Yorkshire Police Website: http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/help-advice/student-safety/student-safety-file
PCSO Jamie Whiteley
Bradford District Safer Schools
Tel: 07595 012182