Secondary Site

Welcome

Welcome to the Secondary Parent Portal, where you will find everything you need to know about life in the senior years at Park Lane International School. Your child’s potential and preparedness for life beyond school is of the utmost importance for us here at Park Lane and we seek to provide an environment where students can feel safe, happy and valued while learning.

State of emergency, Autumn 2020

Following the latest government announcement, please note following applies to our school:

  • all schools remain closed , so our year groups from Y2 to Y13 will be on distance learning until 20/11.

  • All students shall return to school on Mon 23/11 unless the government issues new instructions between now and then;

  • pre-schools stay open, i.e. Nessie, Sibeliova and Year 1 at Norbertov.

Weekly plans for Parents

Online learning update

Regardless of the challenging situation, we find ourselves in, we still expect all students to be up, showered and dressed, ready for their form time/ registration each morning.

When using communication technologies the school considers the following as good practice:

  • The official school email service may be regarded as safe and secure and is monitored. Users should be aware that email communication is monitored.

  • Users must immediately report the receipt of any communication that makes them feel uncomfortable, is offensive, discriminatory, threatening or bullying in nature and must not respond to any such communication.

  • Any digital communication between staff and students or parents/carers (email, chat, GoogleClassroom etc) must be professional in tone and content. These communications may only take place on official (monitored) school systems. Personal email addresses, text messaging or social media must not be used for these communications.

We would like to remind students that it is not acceptable to take screenshots/ photographs of teachers without their permission (Unless specifically asked by the teacher). If any student is found to have done this, behaviour sanctions will be applied, either now or when we return to school.

Park Lane International School Distance and E-learning Action Plan (3).pdf

Each form group has a team of 2 co-tutors who work closely getting to know every pupil under their care through the daily registration slot each morning and a tutor session each week. Pastoral coordinators work closely with tutors to help deliver the pastoral curriculum through Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) and class assemblies, based around the core topics of health and wellbeing, society and the wider world, and planning for the future.

Our students are encouraged to be well-rounded individuals who contribute to the community in a positive way. The Park Lane 5 Rs - Respectful, Responsible, Resilient, Risk-takers, Resourceful - not only help to prepare our students for the world beyond school but also serve as a precursor to the IB Learner Profile. The 5 Rs are the central values embedded into our everyday lives at Park Lane.

You can find out more about our secondary curriculum on our subject pages below. For further information, please contact the relevant subject leader whose contact details can be found on the relevant subject page.

It is the school community’s collective mission to prepare the young people of today for the unknown occupations of tomorrow. In line with this, the vision for Challenge and Potential is to ensure excellent provision in the classroom and beyond so that students are excited and engaged in their learning; they are resilient to challenges due to the support of their teachers and they actively seek the next steps in their own learning. To find out more about opportunities for stretch and challenge visit the C&P website.

Nioucha Banna

University Guidance Advisor and Careers Education Coordinator

Located at our designated University & Careers Office at our Klarov site, parents and students have a private, supportive and welcoming space for us to meet. If you wish to schedule an appointment, please do so by email .

Opening hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 until 16:30

* Due to Tuesday afternoon Staff Briefings please provide at least 24-hour notice to meet after 15:30.

* Meetings before 9:00 am are possible with advance notice.

Friday: 9:00 - 15:30

*Friday meetings scheduled from 15:30 until 16:30 are available by request with 48-hours advance notice.

Due to ongoing KS5 University Prep group sessions, I am unavailable on:

Tuesdays, P3 from 9:45 to 10:30

Fridays, P1 from 8:15 to 9:00

Curriculum

In the secondary school, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, aimed at stretching and supporting students to meet their potential. At key stage 3, the National Curriculum for England and Wales, modified for our context, forms the basis for learning and it is excellent preparation for both the Cambridge IGCSE programme at key stage 4 and the IB Diploma programme at key stage 5. These externally examined qualifications are internationally recognised and are considered to be the gold standard for university preparation. The Czech programme at key stages 3, 4 and 5 forms an integral part of Park Lane curriculum. It has been designed for both Czech and non-Czech students to help them broaden their knowledge and understanding of the Czech language but also the culture of the country in which they study.

If you have any concerns relating to the wellbeing of your child in school, please contact one of their form tutors or the relevant pastoral coordinator .

List of tutors and pastoral coordinators