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Parkside School

Learning Hub & Resource Provision

Learning Hub & Resource Provision

Parkside School prides itself on being an inclusive, neurodiverse community which values individuality. Our aim is to provide all learners with a high quality education regardless of their background, needs, previous experiences or current situation, to enable them to flourish into happy, independent and successful members of the community.

Our collaborative, proactive and graduated approach to supporting pupils and their families via the Parkside Pathway is underpinned by:

A high challenge, high support environment.  

We make no excuses for our pupils whilst working as a team to remove barriers to attendance and attainment so that they achieve excellence. We communicate individual strengths and areas of need through Learning Profiles, provide  additional support through a range of academic and pastoral interventions and celebrate achievement every step of the way. 

 

Equity.  

 

At Parkside School, every teacher is a teacher of SEND. We provide a level playing field where pupils with special educational needs have access to the same opportunities as their peers.  We aim to empower our practitioners to deliver their curriculums effectively and with confidence, so that are learners are prepared for the wider world, are respectful of others, develop their independence and show determination in order to achieve excellence.

 

 

 

A graduated approach to meeting the needs of all learners is in place via our Parkside Pathway. The Pathway is our ‘front door’ for children and young people who are experiencing emerging barriers to their education including possible cognition and learning difficulties, communication and interaction concerns and those with social, emotional and mental health needs.

 

Any child or young person experiencing existing or emerging barriers to their education can be referred into the Pathway in order for them to receive additional support, guidance and intervention that will enable them to flourish into happy, independent and successful members of the community. 

 

The Parkside Pathway team involves key members of staff from our SEND department, our Safeguarding team, our Wellbeing practitioners and our Pastoral team.  We work with a number of external agencies from the voluntary sector and the Local Authority including Barnardo’s, the  Mental Health Support Team, Project 6, the Youth Service and the James Project, alongside other partners such as CAMHS, the Local Authority’s Social, Communication, Interaction and Learning team and Educational Psychology Service.

Via the Pathway, students can also access a range of social prescribing activities and after school clubs both in school and in the wider community.

Key Stage 3: Years 7 to 9

  • All pupils on the SEND and Monitoring Registers will have a Learning Profile to help support them to access the mainstream curriculum. 
  • For pupils receiving additional intervention due to emerging or existing barriers to learning, they will have a My Support Plan to help support their process towards a small number of personalised targets.
  • Our in-class Learning Coach team are deployed to support our young people with Education and Health Care plans as well as offer periphery support to other children & young people under the direction of our subject specialist teachers.
  • The Learning Hub & Resource Provision offer spaces for our children & young people to check in and check out with their trusted adults as well as access academic and pastoral ‘boost’ sessions.

 Academic Boost

  • Word study, grammar and comprehension:  Lexia 
  • Phonics: Read, Write Inc (Fresh Start)
  • Numeracy: IDL Numeracy, White Rose Maths 
  • Personal Development Challenges: ASDAN 

 Pastoral Boost & Support 

  • Emotions & Self-Regulation: Zones of Regulation
  • SEMH: Starving the anxiety/stress/depression/anger gremlin, social prescribing, external programmes
  • Social Communication small group intervention
  • Structured social time support at breaks and lunchtimes 
  • Personal Development Challenges: ASDAN

 

Key Stage 4: Years 10 & 11

  • All pupils on the SEND and Monitoring Registers will have a Learning Profile to help support them to access the mainstream curriculum. 
  • For pupils receiving additional intervention due to emerging or existing barriers to learning, they will have a My Support Plan to help support their process towards a small number of personalised targets. 
  • Via an externally accredited assessor we test for, and support with Exam Access Arrangements.
  • Our in-class Learning Coach team are deployed to support our young people with Education and Health Care plans as well as offer periphery support to other children & young people under the direction of our subject specialist teachers. 
  • The Learning Hub & Resource Provision offer spaces for our children & young people to check in and check out with their trusted adults as well as access academic and pastoral ‘boost’ sessions.
  •  Academic Boost

    • Word study, grammar and comprehension:  Lexia 
    • Personal Development Challenges: ASDAN
    • Resource Provision: Study Skills 
    • Preparing for Adulthood 
    • Entry Level Qualifications via our English, Maths & Science Faculties

    Pastoral Boost & Support 

    • Emotions & Self-Regulation: Zones of Regulation
    • SEMH: Starving the anxiety/stress/depression/anger gremlin, social prescribing, external programmes
    • Social Communication small group intervention
    • Structured social time support at breaks and lunchtimes 
    • Personal Development Challenges: ASDAN
    • Preparing for Adulthood

 

Key Stage 5: Years 12 & 13

  • All pupils on the SEND and Monitoring Registers will have a Learning Profile to help support them to access the mainstream curriculum. 
  • For pupils receiving additional intervention due to emerging or existing barriers to learning, they will have a My Support Plan to help support their process towards a small number of personalised targets. This is managed via the Parkside Pathway. 
  • Via an externally accredited assessor we test for, and support with Exam Access Arrangements.
  • The Learning Hub offers space for our young people to check in and check out with their trusted adults.