Vacancy – Teacher of Languages

WSP Job Vacancies

We are seeking a dynamic and inspirational teacher of Modern Languages, to teach at least two of French, German and Spanish to GCSE level. Modern Languages are successful and popular option subjects with our students, as a core element of the Key Stage 3 curriculum and option subjects across our 3-year GCSE programme. The department is well-established, innovative in its teaching and contributes to a school curriculum where dialogue is valued. The department enjoys a number of dedicated classrooms within school, and a number of additional learning resources such as a TV facility and immersive learning space. The cultural aspects of our school are a strength, and we offer a number of visits abroad. Recently we have offered language trips to France, Germany and Spain.

Further details and an application can be found on our Vacancies page.

Parklands Activities and Clubs Guide

ActivitiesParklands runs many extra-curricular activities inclusive to all our pupils. These activities run at lunchtimes and on most days after school. The new all weather pitch is now supervised during all lunchtimes and is available to use by all years on a rota. This information and notices regarding all other extra curricular activities and clubs are available from the picture link.

Update from Mrs Hollister

Week Commencing –  18th May 2015 (Week 1)

Monday 18th May -GCSE ENG. LIT. Annual General Meeting 16:30.  Standards & Effectiveness subcommittee meeting 17:00

Tuesday 19th May – GCSE Drama, GCSE Geography. Resources subcommittee meeting 17:00

Wednesday 20th May – GCSE BIS, GCSE Physics yr 10

Thursday 21st May -BTEC P.E., GCSE ICT

Friday 22nd May – GCSE ENG. Lit., BTEC SCientific Skills, Sports Dinner

Vacancy – Teacher of ICT and Computing

WSP Job Vacancies

We are seeking a dynamic and inspirational teacher of Computing, with the ability to teach GCSE Computer Science, and another associated subject ( ICT and/or Media Studies at Key Stages 3 and 4 ).  The department teaches Computer Science, ICT and Media Studies in specialist ICT rooms. At key stage 3, the subject is deliberately focused on developing skills in technology, using animation, scratch and other technology-based projects.  Key Stage 4 commences in Year 9, and students can choose from Computer Science, ICT and Media Studies. Teaching methods focus on engagement, autonomy and deep learning and a recent focus on developing effective assessment has led to newly designed units of work.

Further details and an application can be found on our Vacancies page.

Parklands Girls’ Football Success

On Friday 15th May, Miss Greaves took two teams to the Euxton Girls’ Football Tournament. Parklands had a very successful and dramatic night with both teams reaching and winning their respective finals having gone through extra time and penalties! Our Year 9/10 team have won this tournament for the second year running and Miss Greaves is hoping for a hat trick next year with Year 7/8 hopefully following suit.

Duathlon Success

For the first time, pupils from Parklands took part in the Katie Hewison Duathlon event at Astley Park on 9th May 2015. Our pupils were great participants and even managed some first places in group and individual races. Ben Hughes won his Tristar Event, James Fairhurst and Stephen Brown won the Year 8/9 event.

Summer Concert

Summer ConcertWe are pleased to present our annual Summer Concert to be held on Thursday 9th July, from 7.30 pm. The concert is in aid of Ayme and Tymes Trust. Tickets cost £3.00 each and are available from the music department.

Contact for further details.

School Health Needs Assessment

This year the school will be taking part again in the School Health Needs Assessment (SHNA) process in partnership with the school nurse teams from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. This is really helpful for us to better understand and respond to the health needs of children and young people in the school and also offer additional support if needed. As part of the SHNA process, pupils in Year 9 will complete a questionnaire about their health and well-being.
The majority of schools in Lancashire are involved in this and last year over 17,000 children and young people took part! If you would like to know more about this the school nurse will be happy to tell you more.
Parklands will be taking part on Monday 18th May.

Girls’ Football

girls footy pneOur Year 8 and 9 girl footballers represented Preston in the Lancashire FFD Girls Football Festival. The event, (organised by our football coach Melissa Smith from Preston North End football club), allowed schools from around Lancashire to represent a club and play in their full kit. Here are our girls representing Preston North End.

Apple Distinguished Educator Programme

Apple logoThe Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognised K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. Apple is pleased to welcome Lucy Pilkington to the ADE Class of 2015.  Learn more about this group of innovative educators online. Miss Pilkington submitted this video as part of her application.

Enrichment Trip to Manchester Museum

MOSIOur current Year 9’s were fortunate to visit the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry during Science week as part of the school’s Enrichment programme. The students were able to explore the museum which gave a fascinating insight into a multitude of both historic and current innovations. The main attractions included the 3D printing exhibition where students were able to discover how 3D printing is revolutionising the fields of medicine and engineering. Also the Sewers of Underground Manchester gave an insight to how water has affected out lives over time. The interactive Experimental Zone and 4D Theatre were also very popular with the everyone. There was a quiz to complete while the students travelled around the different zones, the winners were Harry Livesey and Harry Martin who both received high street vouchers for their great efforts. The trip was a great success, with all students displaying exemplary behaviour.​

Enrichment Trip to The Lowry and Imperial War Museum

Lowery TripYear 8 had a fantastic educational visit to The Lowry and Imperial War Museum this term. Students were taken on a tour of The Lowry theatre and also got to look at the largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry in the world. Alongside that students also visited the War Museum, focusing their learning on the First World War and how it affected the people who lived in the North of England. It was a superb trip and we know our students enjoyed the experience. They represented themselves and Parklands superbly and we hope they go back to visit again and learn more.