Our Community Ladies ICT Class ParkView Business & Enterprise School has been running a Ladies ICT class for the past four years. The classes are well attended and take place every Monday and Wednesday morning. The course is run by Farhat Jamila in the B&E department and leads to Level 1 Certificate/Diploma for ICT users (NEW CLAIT). Everyone is welcome. Primary Enterprise During the summer term the B&E department invites six of our local primary schools to join us with their Years 5 and 6 children to take part in enterprise activities. Some of these activities are run by ParkView staff and others are run by outside companies. Children who belong to ParkView’s Student Enterprise Steering Group also assist on these days working with the younger children helping them to develop their leadership skills. As well as this ParkViewSchool supports Nansen School with their curriculum undertaking enterprise events for all the children from Year 3 - 6. Enterprise Learning Partnership The school takes a lead role in promoting and encouraging the development of enterprise teaching and learning in secondary and primary schools across east Birmingham. This is carried out through the delivery of workshops and other support for schools. COMM:PACT ‘Ideas into Action’ Comm:pact is a dynamic community group with a track record of action and delivery. The organisation is passionate about improving the quality of life for people, especially young people living in Washwood Heath and the wider comminuty. ParkView is proud to work closely with Comm:pact achieving grants for various ventures and giving our children possible life-changing opportunities.
Collective Worship ParkViewSchool was granted a part-determination by SACRE in October 1997 to offer Islamic Collective Worship. Broadly Christian acts of worship are provided for whom it is appropriate. Acts of Collective Worship are to be provided for all children with regards to their faith background unless parents have used their right to withdraw. The aims of Collective Worship at ParkViewSchool are to encourage the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils present. This is an opportunity for pupils to reflect on their own experiences, to respond to ultimate reality as they perceive it and to explore profound questions. Acts of Collective Worship foster a sense of fellowship by bringing pupils together to value their school and community, provide an opportunity for celebration, thanks giving and sharing of emotions such as love, respect, joy, friendship, hope, forgiveness, honesty and truthfulness. We encourage pupils to have confidence in their own traditions and culture and to respect the traditions and culture of others. We also acknowledge and value the response of every pupil. The Acts of Collective Worship are planned in advance of each term. The content of each Act of Collective Worship is guided by a ‘theme for the week.’ Acts of Collective Worship are conducted by staff from within the school but other participants/ speakers may also be invited. “Students enjoy the many opportunities to celebrate diversity and reflect on their lives, through the school’s provision of collective worship and well-organised programme of assemblies.” Ofsted