At Parkside we believe that good behaviour is essential to allow all our pupils to achieve their full potential. Good behaviour promotes effective learning. All members of the school community have an important role to play in its success through the consistent application of agreed rules, systems and procedures. Our Behaviour Policy fully supports the aims of the school. We firmly believe that pupils enjoy a disciplined and happy atmosphere in which to work. This can only be established by staff, governors, parents and the pupils working together to create a relationship of mutual respect regardless of race, religion and culture.
Our school has a set of Golden, non-negotiable Rules which will be regularly referred to in assembly and in class. These rules are non-negotiable.
- We always wear the correct uniform with pride.
- We are polite, kind and look after each other.
- We walk around the school quietly and never push or shove.
- We keep our corridors and classrooms tidy.
- We only ever use appropriate language.
- Physical aggression will not be tolerated.
- We do not tolerate bullying or discrimination.
- We do not use our mobile phones on the school premises.
- No chewing gum.
- We only drink clear water (can be flavoured) in a clear, plastic bottle – no coloured drinks are allowed.
- We always bring our planner to class.
Clear sanctions and boundaries exist so that all pupils know the consequences of 'poor behaviour'.
These include detentions, referral to a stage, time out of class and being sent to the PSU or in more severe cases being sent to the Deputy Head teachers or Head teacher.
Extremely poor behaviour will always be reported to the parents, and the Headteacher and staff.
Behaviour Summary - 2017
The new achievement point system which was implemented for this academic year has continued to show all the positives Parkside pupils achieve on a daily basis. Pupils have worked hard to earn achievement points in school and many children have earned over 100 this year.
Each half term the top 8 in each year group have earned a school reward such as a DVD, ICT hour, extended lunch, free time and a trip to Sanders Park. It has been pleasing to see a wide range of children earning these rewards. On top of this there has been a class competition where 6AY, 5EO & 7NO earned the class trophy each term.
Already we are looking to the next academic year looking to surpass this year’s outstanding totals. The first reward is booked for October where pupils will have a trip to Pizza Express to make and eat their own pizza!
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Parkside Social Awareness Inspiration Day 2018
On 13th July, over 10 professional speakers gave up their daily work to help Parkside Middle School deliver the annual Social Awareness Day. A range of topics were covered from electrical safety, anxiety, positive mental health, financial planning, anti-bullying, emotional intelligence, healthy relationships and safety messages from the police and fire service.
The pupils were a credit to us and fully embraced the purpose of the day, learning some valuable life lessons.
As a school we would like to thank all of our visitors for making the day such a success. We hope to welcome you all next year!
Reward Trip to Pizza Express
The top 8 children in each year group who received the most achievement points during the Autumn term were rewarded to a trip to Pizza Express on Thursday 19th October 2017.
The trip included the chef showing how to make a famous, Italian class: the Margherita. Everyone had a chance to knead the dough to create the perfect base and then topped their creations with toppings. They then got to eat the Pizza’s that they made themselves.
Social Awareness Day 7th July 2017
On Friday 7th July, Parkside pupils took part in the school’s first ‘Social Awareness day’. As a school we were lucky to acquire the services of over ten external agencies and professional companies who planned bespoke sessions to deliver to our pupils.
A wide range of topics were covered including tackling bullying, advice on staying safe, healthy relationships, positive mental health, anxiety management, managing emotions, physical wellbeing, emotional intelligence and a variety of relaxing techniques such as music for the mind.
It was great to see all of our pupils interacting with our visitors and many positive outcomes were achieved throughout the day. Our pupils were a real credit to the school and were complimented on their attitudes, collaboration and behaviour by all of our visitors. Well done to everyone! I would just like to say a final thank you to all of our guest speakers for volunteering their valuable time to help the day to be a resounding success. We hope to plan a similar event next year. Mr Swaffield - Pastoral Manager
Transition Project 2016
Starting at the beginning of the Summer Term a selection of Parkside pupils were chosen to attend an additional transition project at North Bromsgrove High School. At Parkside we recognise that many of our pupils have worries or concerns about the move from Middle to High school and work closely with our feeder schools to ensure these worries are eased as best as possible.
This year we ran two projects in order to ease some of these concerns. The first group selected were involved in a Physical Education project where they were invited to NBHS and we used their facilities for 3 weeks, met members of the Year 9 team who they will be in close contact with next year and had a tour around the school from the Head Girl. The second group were involved in a Media project where they got to use The Mac Suite and were introduced to photo-shop and taught how to edit and create media-style images. This project was delivered by next year’s Head of Year 9, Miss Travers.
Sanders Park Reward Trip 2016
On 29th April 2016, Class 5CB, accompanied by three teachers, spent a mostly dry afternoon in Sanders Park, as a reward trip for their outstanding behaviour throughout the year so far. At Parkside, we pride ourselves on rewarding children who do the right thing and behave appropriately, and not a single pupil in 5CB had received a behaviour point. This was an outstanding achievement.
Whilst at the park, the children played football, had a thrilling time on the playground and bought delicious ice- creams and drinks. Some enjoyed just sitting and chatting with their friends. At the end of the afternoon, the children were tired but had had a great time. They are all keen to maintain their excellent behaviour in order to receive the next reward.
Here are some opinions of the children who went on the trip:
“It was really exciting, not many classes get the opportunity to go on a trip like this. I had a really good time. We could do whatever we wanted and all as a result of our good behaviour!” - Maisy Davis
“Even though the walk there and back was long, it was really worth it. The ice-creams tasted lovely and we got to release all our energy. It was really fun playing on the swings.” - George Eaves
Ice Skating 2016
On Thursday 24th March KS3 went on a trip to Solihull Ice Rink as a reward for consistently good behaviour during the Spring Term. Over 200 children had a day enjoying the skating, arcade and café, earning compliments regarding their manners and behaviour from staff at the ice rink.
Lots of fun was had. Some high quality skating, some not so good skating and plenty of falling over! I am pleased to say we all got back in one piece and a very enjoyable day was had by all. The pupils were a pleasure to be with and a credit to Parkside. Keep up the hard work and excellent conduct for more rewards at the end of the Summer Term.
KS2 Challenge Day 2015
On Wednesday May 20th 16 year 5 pupils went on a Challenge Day held at Arrow Valley Lake. The pupils were told no details other than to bring a packed lunch and appropriate clothing for outdoor, physical activities. The conversation on the minibus was lively and the questions countless!!
When we arrived at Arrow Valley Lake more details were given and the activities revealed. A warm up, blind trial, a series of golf challenges and to finish a military style boot camp!
The warm up was energetic and the Parkside pupils were on top form getting fully involved which was great to see.
The blind trial was super fun. An obstacle course was set up and pupils worked in pairs to guide their partner around the course keeping them safe.
No touching was allowed and a variety of signals from clapping, verbal commands and whistles were used.
FS said “I really enjoyed the blind challenge it was so much fun working with my partner.”
Golf next. Hitting for distance, putting and chipping were the challenges. For many this was the first time they had picked up a golf club and the improvement was unbelievable through the session.
Lastly the military style boot camp. From shuttle runs, tackle pads, pad throwing, planks, lots of different stations to work hard on. The pupils gave 100% and were physically drained at the end.
A brilliant day out. The pupils worked so hard and the group cohesion from start to finish was superb.
Well done all!!!
Key Stage 3 Boys Boot Camp
A selection of KS3 boys were invited to take part in a 6 week boot camp run by an external company called Performance Through Engagement. The boys were put through a series of mental and physical challenges then these were put into real life situations in order to help the boys make better lifestyle choices in and outside the classroom.
To read PTE’s evaluation of the boot camp please click here.
“The boot camp helped me to carry on when things were hard, not give up and to strive to achieve my best” (KS Yr7 pupil)
The construction projects are given to individuals as part of an alternative curriculum programme. Some pupils need time on a one to one basis to discuss both the positives and negatives of the past week.
Pupils during these sessions plan, design and build items from wooden pallets.
“I like construction because I am good at it, it allows me to develop my skills, discuss the last week at school and work on projects I have thought about myself.” (KY YR8 pupil)