Parkside Community School

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Parkside Community School

About Parkside Community School 

Parkside Community School is a good school. (Ofsted, April 2017) Our intake is fully comprehensive and we are committed to providing an education which allows all students equal access to a wide range of appropriate opportunities. The school has a friendly, caring and purposeful atmosphere, which is based on respect for every individual and for the community as a whole. 

The school has made major improvements in all key measures, exceeding national averages and placing the school in the upper quartiles nationally across a number of areas. Improvements in teaching and learning have been at the core of the significant changes introduced at Parkside over the past three years. The introduction of non-negotiables for teachers and learners have brought about big improvements in the classroom. This has resulted in better progress and a more consistent learning experience for students. The school has worked hard to create a culture where staff are willing to share and improve their practice with others. Termly good practice sessions and the school’s Teaching Leaders are used to support, celebrate and strengthen teaching across all areas. This has been instrumental in reducing within school variation and providing children with a more consistently good or better learning experience 

We enter this new academic year with another record breaking set of GCSE results which places the school well above national averages on a range of measures. In addition, more students than in previous years left Parkside this summer to continue their studies at A level, with a view to attending university. We are determined to provide the best possible education for all students by raising their aspirations. 

Our school motto is: “Small school, Strong values, Big experiences” and we want someone with the skills, energy and enthusiasm to play a key part in further developing our commitment to helping every student engage fully in their learning and make the most progress they can. 

This is a very exciting time for Parkside and a great opportunity for an applicant with drive, energy and ambition. Following significant changes to the support and teaching staff structure, we are fortunate in securing a committed workforce who are going to take our school to its next stage of development. Their expertise and hard work are fundamental to the positive learning experiences that our young people gain during their time with us. The school offers a range of extra-curricular activities and there is a wide range of visits and trips to enrich and extend students’ learning. 

Relationships within the school, and with the wider community, are excellent. The Governing Body is active and is rapidly responding to the school's needs in supporting the strategic direction of the school in a climate of immense change and challenges facing education. 

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Address: Boythorpe Avenue, Boythorpe, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 2NS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1246 273458
What people say about us

“Staff know pupils as individuals and relationships between pupils and staff are positive.”

- Ofsted April 2017

“There is good provision for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Pupils’ individual needs are met well and they make very good progress.”

- Ofsted April 2017

Pastoral support is strong and pupils are supported to succeed in all aspects of school life

- Ofsted April 2017

Pupils behave well in lessons and around school.

- Ofsted April 2017

"Pupils’ individual needs are met well and they make very good progress.

- Ofsted April 2017