”London parents would be pushed to find better provision in the capital”
–Good Schools Guide, 2012
I look forward to meeting you at one of our forthcoming Visitors Mornings and showing you our school.
Until then I hope our website gives you an idea of our ethos, achievements and community.
And who better to start you off on your virtual tour than our Head Boy & Girl?!
With good wishes,
Sarah L Jackson–Headteacher
HELLO FROM OUR HEAD BOY!
I like doing maths at school and playing football and my friends at play time. I like coming to school on the bus with my friends.
The best thing about being head boy is talking to the visitors.
When I leave school I want to go to Lambeth College and am excited because I will get to wear my own clothes.
HELLO FROM OUR HEAD GIRL!
The thing I like best about being head girl is helping other students and being a role model.
Outside of school I love shopping, helping my mum at home,and dancing. I love Bollywood movies and when I hear the songs I cant keep my feet still.
After school I want to go to st Charles College and after be a business woman.
Comments fell in to 2 broad categories
1.) Staff, Teaching & Progress
Below are some key comments from each group questioned.
Parents About the Staff, Teaching & Progress
“The amazing staff make PHS special.”
“The staff at PHS are extra special, very patient and very understanding of special needs children.”
“Staff are committed and flexible, and have a good understanding of my child as a person and his needs.”
“PHS staff treat every child as an individual.”
“The staff and Headteacher are wonderful, and are an excellent team, and they are, warm, friendly and hard-working. I always feel relaxed and confident in them.”
You get the feeling that the staff really “know” your child and support their learning.
“Parayhouse is a school of excellence. The dedication from all the staff to ensure all the children’s needs are totally met measures 100%.”
“The Headteacher is a diamond.”
“The teachers deliver what has been discussed very well and quickly. The teachers are very committed to being involved in all school activities and are very good at attending all out of school activities.”
“The inspiration and commitment of all staff are exceptional – wonderful atmosphere.”
“PHS has provided an excellent education, they have mentored my son and vastly improved his behaviour. We are going to be very sad to leave the school and only hope his next school can build on the success of PHS.”
“The teachers are very supportive and inform me of daily progress.”
“My child is making Children learn in different ways and I feel my son has developed reading sounds and good writing skills.”
“My child makes good progress at PHS.”
At PHS, attention is given to the social and emotional development of the pupils.
PHS has an incredible level of teamwork and commitment of the teachers and staff towards the children.
PHS takes children who find it very difficult to learn and function in the world and proving they can learn to have fulfilling lives.
PHS is a close-knit , highly professional school where staff are on the whole passionate about their vocation and the children in their care.
It’s the students, staff and supportive parents who make PHS what it is.
“Loads of support from staff members make the school really special.”
“The level of staff dedication and commitment to all the students is truly impressive.”
“It’s all about the great SLT work!”
“I could not have asked for more support over the years and it is appreciated.”
“The dedication of teachers to question their teaching and aim for outstanding.”
There is a very obvious caring, nurturing atmosphere at the school which I really feel allows my child to flourish, while at the same time he is encouraged to become independent and is given the confidence to do so.
“PHS is very inclusive, helps children’s self-esteem and looks at the whole child. It helps with home issues too.”
“What makes PHS special is the close connection between the school and parents, as we are always up to date with the latest events and information through newsletters. Also, my child looks forward to attending this school every day as she has formed close bonds.”
“The support to my daughter and myself is to a high standard, my daughter fits in well and has real friends. Communication is very good, so I know what is happening, I feel heard and understood.”
“The school reminds me of my extended family, and the safety and security it provides. My son loves attending PHS, I have no problems with him in the morning getting ready for school.”
“I feel my child is safe and very happy.”
“One feels as a parent that the school takes enormous care of each individual student. Work is tailored to them, they communicate well with parents and it is a very, very happy place. Our child loves coming in every day.”
“Having a good school trip, helping children with independence more. My son will be enjoying himself with his school friends and I will be enjoying my break – very happy!”
“I feel that the school supports the children in a strong but sensitive way so that they can learn to develop. I also feel that the academic education of my son has been encouraged in an imaginative and successful way – we are so pleased with his progress.”
“What is special is the strong support from staff, the enthusiasm, the fun learning environment and the strong teacher-pupil bond.”
“What makes PHS special is the size, friendly, happy and family-like environment.”
PHS treats every pupil individually and aims that every pupil reaches their full potential. It provides an happy, safe environment for all the pupils.
PHS is special because it provides a caring, nurturing environment but strives for each individual student to achieve their own maximum potential.
PHS is a nurturing environment in which there is a focus on supporting each pupil to reach their full potential.
There is a shared vision, a belief in learning & language for life and a strong community identity based on the values of respect, tolerance empowerment and trust.
The students willingness to befriend and accept everyone, despite differences in age, disabilities and culture.
“The close-knit community for children and staff. Excellent approach to developing the whole child.”
“PHS is a special place to work as it has a family atmosphere.”
“Team work and support, the children and the general environment make the school a special environment to work in.”
Students learn to be independent in a warm, caring environment. The small size of our school helps in the education, nurturing & support of students.
“Teachers help people to learn.”
“The teachers are special.”
“It helps you to think.”
“Mrs Routley is special.”
“I like my friends.”
“I feel like my speech has got better because of the speech therapists.”
“The teachers love me when I am bad or very good.”
“Drama and the summer party!”
“Mr Farrington is the best PHS teacher.”
“The teachers help me do my meds.”
“It’s great, PHS is a good school. We are like a big family and we all support each other.”