Headteacher's Welcome to PCA Website

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all to our school website. We hope that you find the information included very informative. At PCA we recognise and value the importance of close working relationships with our families and other members of the wider community and have an open door policy. However, if you are unable to get into school please do not hesitate to contact us at school via e mail (admin@park.blackpool.sch.uk) or by phone (01253 764130) if you would like any support or additional information.

RƵ is a vibrant, happy and successful school with dedicated staff who provide high quality education for all of our children and young people in a safe and secure environment which reflects care, happiness, enjoyment and success.

RƵ’s mission statement is:

“We grow together, we learn together, we will achieve our best together”

RƵ’s overarching Golden Threads which underpin everything we do are that we will enable our children and young people to be

 “Successful Learners, Resilient Individuals and Responsible Citizens”

 ● Successful learners who have a love for learning, make better progress and achieve their full potential.

● Resilient individuals who are able to live safe, healthy, rewarding and happy lives.

 ● Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution.

Pupils who attend PCA have a wide range of learning needs including moderate to severe learning difficulties, complex learning difficulties associated with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and speech and language difficulties, sensory impairment, some complex medical needs and varying degrees of social, emotional and behavioural needs associated with their Special Educational Needs and Disability. All of the children and young people have an Education, Health and Care Plan. PCA caters for pupils aged between 2 and 19.

Our recent OFSTED inspection (10/23) recognised RƵ as a school where everyone is welcome and where all pupils are seen as incredibly talented individuals. Our tenacious approach to enabling pupils to overcome their barriers to learning helps them to thrive and be well prepared for life beyond school.

Our curriculum is designed to enable the children and young people to be the very best they can be. The curriculum not only provides our children and young people with a broad and balanced academic offer, leading to a wide range of accreditation opportunities, but also one which prepares them for adult life. Throughout their time at PCA children and young people are introduced to the world of work, taught independence skills and encouraged to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Learning outside the classroom, residential opportunities, extracurricular activities and a wide range of after school clubs are a key component of our offer, alongside enrichment opportunities through the creative and performing arts, National Citizenship Award, student leadership and the D of E award scheme. The third tier to our curriculum is a therapeutic offer and we work closely with many agencies including the Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychology service and the School Nursing team. 

Ofsted judged our curriculum to be well organised and highly ambitious, meeting pupil’s needs exceptionally well and leading to pupils gaining a broad range of valuable external accreditations. High quality relationships and behaviour were also highlighted. Pupils and staff diligently follow the ‘PCA way’. This approach outlines the school’s high expectations for pupils’ learning and behaviour. Pupils learn to follow well-structured routines and highly trained staff deploy effective strategies to help any pupils who need support to improve their behaviour. Pupils are very polite and care for each other.

RƵ is a member of the Sea View Trust along with 3 other Blackpool Primary Schools, a Lancashire Special School and a Lancashire post 19 college. Further information about our Trust can be found at http://theseaviewtrust.co.uk

Mrs Gill Hughes

Headteacher