Parrs Wood is one of the largest schools in the country. Each Year group has a dedicated team providing support for students and better communication between home and school. We also have three Pupil Support Managers who will maxamize the learning opportunities of our students.
In terms of policies and procedures to support this structure and the well qualified team involved, we have developed policies and strategies in:-
- Devising individual learning plans
- Enhancing attendance and punctuality
- Combating bullying, racism and drug abuse
- Maximising child protection.
These are accompanied by whole school policies in:-
- Health education
- Sex education, and
- Equal opportunities.
We consider it essential to involve the student body in all that we do in this area and, to this end, they have taken full responsibility in terms of:
- A Student Leadership Team
- Peer education
- Buddying programmes
- A Health Drop-in Centre
- A ‘Safe’ room
- Representation on the Manchester Young People’s Council.
Behaviour modification strategies are developed through the effective use of 'Behaviour for Learning' policy - actions bring consequences, positive actions bring rewards. Gold slips can be exchanged for gifts in the 'Reward Shop’.
Effective as these strategies are, it is essential that our curriculum and the opportunities within it are accessible to all of our students. To this end we have an extensive Inclusion Faculty - a dedicated team of staff monitors and supports students who have special educational needs or other individual needs. This includes the gifted and talented as well as students from minority ethnic groups. We cater for the needs of students across all year groups including the Sixth Form. Learning support is central to our commitment to all students being regarded as individuals.
A wide variety of support is provided to ensure students and pupils at Parrs Wood achieve their full potential.
Provision may include:
- in-class support,
- individual support'
- group work,
- differentiated curriculum,
- 14–19 Option Pathways,
- access arrangements for exams
- multi-agency advice
We are proud of our resourced provision for pupils with hearing/language impairment. Our specialist teachers and support staff ensure that our pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum.
We have a strong commitment to inclusion which involve every member of staff and all pupils and students are encouraged to take a full part in the every day aspect of school life.