Park View School

Secondary
Special school
Temple Park Road
South Shields
NE34 0QA
01914541568
Pupils
47
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(17/10/17)
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91%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

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6.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
21.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.9%
Persistent Absence
2%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.9%
Pupils first language
not English
83.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.7%
Free school meals

School Description

This is a small school providing for boys and girls with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Almost all students are transported to and from school by school staff using the school’s minibus. All of the students have a statement of special educational needs. All are of White British heritage. A small number are looked-after by the local authority. There are six girls on roll. The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium is well above average at 76%. (The pupil premium is additional funding for those students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, who have a parent serving in the armed forces and those who are looked after by the local authority.) The headteacher was appointed in September 2012 following the early retirement of the former headteacher. The deputy headteacher has very recently been appointed from within the school. In January 2013, the school moved to new, purpose-built premises. At the same time it changed its name from The Galsworthy Centre to Park View School. The school uses a small number of alternative, off-site providers of vocational education. These are: The Wheels Project, B Skill, Learning Curve, New Leaf Training, Rathbone, TCV, ALD Hairdressing and South Tyneside College. The school faced a substantial reduction of around a third of its budget from April 2013 because of changes to the formula for funding special schools. A staffing re-structure has been implemented and a balanced budget for 2013/14 has been achieved. The governing body has taken the decision to move toward academy status. If approved, the school will be sponsored by South Tyneside College of Further Education and will have the Epinay Business and Enterprise School as its partner school within the Trust School arrangements. The governing body is to consult with parents and staff on these proposals during the autumn term 2013. The school was placed in special measures at its last inspection in February 2012. It received three monitoring inspection visits with the last two judging the school to be making good progress.

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