What is Parkside?

Parkside is a provision adjacent to Park House composed of two classrooms and an intervention room. It is staffed by two class teachers, two 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?

Parkside currently supports students who have an EHCP with a primary need of SEMH.

A student attending any of the Grimsby Alternative Provision academies 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.

What does progress at Parkside look like?

Progress is assessed via bespoke programmes according to student need. Parkside typically 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 enquiry quiz models of assessment.

How long is a placement at Parkside?

Young people attend Parkside for an agreed time period, at present the EHCP pilot scheme is in place for two years. Places at Parkside are continually under review.

What diagnostic testing does Parkside offer?

  • WRAT 5 (Wide Range Attainment Test)
  • Nessy (Dyslexia Testing)
  • SEMH Spot tool profile