Park School planning and development of the curriculum and school offer has at its core the eight principles as identified by Public Health England (2015) to promote emotional health and well-being in school. Please click here to see our Curriculum Offer document.
Students study for qualifications in line with their academic ability and often changing health status.
Students admitted to Royal Bolton Hospital follow a theme based curriculum suitably differentiated for each individual child.
Students taught at home usually follow the curriculum of their mainstream school with close liaison between specialist subject teachers.
Students taught at Park School in key stage 4 have the opportunity to study for a variety of GCSEs including maths, statistics, English language, English literature, science and ICT.
Students who are well enough also have the opportunity to do additional GCSEs through close liaison with their mainstream school.
In 2017-18 our highest achievers attained grade 8s in maths and English and several students also obtained GCSEs in double science, triple science, art, history, RE and geography.
Functional Skills qualifications in maths, English and ICT are available from Entry Level 1 right through to Level 2 to enable every child to achieve and build on their successes.
Other students follow a personalised timetable concentrating on the core subjects but also allowing them to choose ASDAN projects of personalised interest to them.
Due to popularity and engagement success we have extended Asdan awards to cover:
Core subjects – English, maths, science, geography, languages, history.
Vocational Tasters – Computing, construction, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality, Land-based sector, Manufacturing, Uniformed Services.
Work Related – Careers and work experience, Enterprise, Leadership, volunteering.
Personal and social development –PSHE, Citizenship, Beliefs and values, Peer mentoring, Personal finance, sex and relationships, RSA opening minds. Religious education is delivered as part of the SMSC curriculum. We offer an ASDAN unit on religious values and beliefs and facilitate RE GCSE when appropriate.
Sport and activities – Sports and fitness, disability and sports awareness, football, adventure and residential, activities and peer tutoring.
Non-formal– animal care, environmental, expressive arts, food wise, gardening, living independently, road wise.
We recognise that without social and emotional well-being, learning cannot take place.
Therefore in addition to the academic curriculum there are weekly lessons in art, PSHE and life skills to further enhance understanding of the wider world.
Enrichment activities focus on personal skills development, particularly around food technology, music and physical exercise.
Weekly well-being sessions encourage students to reflect on all aspects of their lives and develop strategies for coping when faced with stressful situations.