Park Campus Academy is part of the Parallel Learning Trust, a multi-academy alternative provision trust. The Trust provides alternative education services to pupils from across South London, working with young people, school and families to offer the best alternative education solutions to fit their needs. This can be through a range of approaches, each tailored to meet the young people’s needs:
- Full-time education to children permanently excluded from primary school
- Full-time education to children permanently excluded from secondary school
- Full-time education for children of primary and secondary school age, who are missing education
- Interim placements for children at primary and secondary school age, with statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN), who are awaiting special school provision
- Early intervention placements
- Early intervention behaviour support
- Behaviour support through education psychology and psychotherapy
- Parenting support (one-to-one or group work)
We work in partnership with schools, parents and other agencies to provide the best possible alternative education for the young people we work with. This section is about how our schools provide this.
There has been educational provision for patients in King’s for over 30 years. The King’s College Hospital Schoolroom provides a safe, friendly and welcoming environment in which each young person can succeed, thus enhancing self-esteem and aiding recovery.
The schoolroom is open every weekday, term time only, to school age pupils between 4 and 17 years. We aim to strike a balance of academic and creative activities and encourage each child to take their work home or back to their mainstream school thereby fostering a sense of pride and achievement.
The school’s aim is to enable pupils to continue with their education at an appropriate level, in order to lessen any anxieties they may have concerning their schoolwork. This will help to facilitate a smooth reintegration into their mainstream school when the time comes for them to return to school. By offering a broad and varied curriculum the quality of a pupil’s stay in hospital can be a positive and an enjoyable experience. There is a balance of academic and creative activities for a pupil to do in the schoolroom and they are encouraged to take their work home or back to their own school.