On 23 October 2009 Parkside became a Foundation School Supported by a Charitable Trust (Parkside Community Trust).

Since that time it has achieved many successes in developing provision for young people with special educational need and disabilities including:

  • A conference for parents at the John Innes Centre.
  • Opening a ‘Family Support Centre’ called ‘the base’ on the site of a High School.
  • Opening a 6th Form Centre for Parkside pupils called ‘Pathways’.
  • Leading on a Successful Free School bid for an Autism Specialist School called ‘The Wherry School’.
  • Supporting the development of a national network of leaders in special education.  The Executive Head is currently Chair of the Federation of Leaders in Special Education (FLSE).
  • Supporting the development of ‘Trust Norfolk SEN’.  A collaborative group of eleven special schools in Norfolk.
  • Supporting the opening of a Specialist Resource Base at a High School for young people with Autism.

In addition to these achievements the Trust continues to support SEN and Leadership development by:

  • Both the Executive Head and Head of School are Local System Leaders Support Schools requiring help.
  • The Head of School sits on the Norfolk Safeguarding Children’s Board (NSCB).
  • The Executive Head is chair of ‘the base’ Family Support Centre.
  • The Head of School supports the Norfolk Association of Special School Heads (NASSH).
  • The Executive Head Teacher supports on the Board of Trust Norfolk SEN.
  • The Executive Head and Head of School continues to work on the development of the new Wherry Free School for Young people with autism.

Below is a link which shows our current Trustee Partners and some information about them:

Trustee Information