Parkway (KS4)

Welcome to Parkway!

We cater for up to 106 young people in Years 10 and 11 who haven't been able to access their mainstream schools for reasons relating to their Social, Emotional or Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

Smaller class sizes allow for bespoke learning pathways, tailoring learning to individual pupil's abilities, interests and needs.  We offer pupils the opportunity to re-engage with education through the traditional GCSE subjects in conjunction with a range of other qualifications e.g. BTEC, Functional Skills and Applied learning.

Pupils are supported to catch-up and make progress based on assessments from their home schools and robust baseline diagnostics thus aiming to reduce the impact of their medical conditions on their educational outcomes.

Parkway KS4 Centre provision seeks to build pupil resilience so that they are able to transition back to mainstream or onto appropriate post-16 provision following successful completion and attainment of qualifications and skills.

Through our 'Wellbeing Wednesday' programme, pupils are given the opportunity to participate in a range of life skills, a resilience programme and other activities designed to improve the personal development and wellbeing of all our pupils.  Some pupils will also benefit from additional 1:1 or group mentoring programmes.

Our Centre Management Team consists of:

  • Louise Thomas - Centre Leader & DSL
  • Samantha King - Assistant Centre Leader (Teaching & Learning)
  • Esther Bowles - Senior SENCo
  • Annie Sherwood - SENCo
  • Lucy Kimberley - Pastoral Manager & Deputy DSL
  • Ralph Hartley - Pastoral Manager

Contact: parkway@jamesbrindley.org.uk