Springwell Learning Community


What is Parkside?

Parkside is a provision adjacent to Park House composed of two classrooms and two intervention rooms. It is staffed by two class teachers, one higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) and three teaching assistants (TAs). Each has a particular skillset in supporting young people with a variety of needs, however the predominant need of students attending the provision is Social Emotional & Mental Health.

What does Parkside do?

A student attending any of the Grimsby Alternative Provision academies, namely Phoenix House, Park House or Sevenhills, will benefit from Quality First Teaching. This is teaching that can be adapted to meet the needs of all learners and is classed as Wave 1, meaning high quality class teaching.

Parkside is for any young person when Quality First Teaching requires the support of Wave 2 and Wave 3 interventions. For example, Wave 2 may mean very small group work and Wave 3 may mean highly personalised and 1:1 support.

A young person may also be offered a place at Parkside if the student has experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to an extent that they impact upon learning. In addition, the young person may require significant nurture and trauma informed practices.

What does progress at Parkside look like?

Progress is assessed via bespoke programmes according to student need. Parkside typicaly monitors progress using the North East Lincolnshire SPOT tool for SEMH. Also, academic targets are set and monitored, such as reading and maths age equivalent scores using the WRAT 5 and also NGRT standard.

How long is a placement at Parkside?

Young people attend Parkside for an agreed time period and are only placed for a specific reason. Parkside offers a short-term placement (anywhere from 6 weeks to a term) or an EHCP (Education Health & Care Plan) placement where referring staff will work with the SENCO to finalise an EHCAR ( application for EHCP that takes a minimum of 20 weeks).

Places at Parkside are continually under review and a place is not indefinite.

 What diagnostic testing does Parkside offer?

What does Parkside look like?

Please see our leaflet here.