Welcome to Parkside Academy

Staff at Parkside Academy

Ms Carey Fish – Head Teacher 

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Carey is Head Teacher at the Radewald Trust. Having previously taught in Manchester and London, Carey has many years’ experience in education. Carey has a master’s degree in Education (MEd) and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). Specialising in the AP sector provides an opportunity to bring together her passion and skills in supporting young people unable to access mainstream education.

As a Head Teacher, Carey is particularly drawn to the students and their support networks within the Alternative Provision sector and works hard to facilitate re-engagement into education and beyond. Positive access to education improves self-esteem and Carey believes that the centres within the Trust are able to make a difference to the lives of the students within it.

Carey is a great advocate of collaborative partnerships and proactively pursues all opportunities to enhance the educational experience the Trust is able to offer. She is keen to support the development of staff within the Trust and enjoys being part of a community which enables growth and development and supports each student’s individual journey.

Ms Sian Sherman – Joint Head of School, Parkside Academy KS3

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Sian started working in education after completing a BSc in Psychology and Criminology. Upon leaving university, Sian started working with pupils with multiple, profound and severe learning difficulties. She subsequently gained experienced working with pupils with moderate learning difficulties and later those in alternative provision. After completing a PGCE, Sian taught students with moderate learning difficulties in a specialist support centre before joining Parkside Academy as a KS3 Teacher.

Sian has always been committed to improving the outcomes of children with SEND and in 2019 she became a SEND Lead at Parkside Academy. During 2019, she also began a MA in Education Studies with the University of Suffolk and is currently completing her dissertation on Cultural Capital in Alternative Provision. In 2020, Sian started a National SENCo Award with Eastern Partnership and became the SENCo for Parkside KS3. She subsequently became Joint Head of School at Parkside KS3 in September 2021 enabling her to share her passion for inclusivity throughout the school.

Ms Kirsty Osborne – Joint Head of School, Parkside Academy KS3

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Kirsty is an experienced teacher and leader who has been working in education for the last 19 years and joined pre Raedwald Trust in September 2012. During her time at the Trust, she has taught a range of subjects across KS2, 3 and 4 gaining valuable experience across the range of cohorts and schools. Taking advantage of the excellent CPD opportunities within the Trust she has recently gained her NPQSL (National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership) and is currently working with a local Secondary School while completing her NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship).

Kirsty has extensive experience working with young people at risk of becoming disengaged from education and young people with SEN. Before starting with the Raedwald Trust, she was Head of Foundation Learning at Suffolk New College where she was responsible for managing a large number of curriculum programmes, working in partnership with local special schools and Lead Internal Verifier for all Level 1 programmes across the college.

Kirsty is passionate about improving outcomes for young people and ensuring that they have the necessary skills to take their next steps.

Mr Nick Stevens – Head of School, Parkside Academy KS4

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Nick has been working in education for the last 13 years and joined the Raedwald Trust in April 2020. Nick has extensive experience working with young people at risk of becoming disengaged from education and young people with SEN.

Before starting with the Raedwald Trust, he was Head of Foundation Learning and Key Stage 4 at Suffolk New College where he was responsible for managing a large number of curriculum programmes across multiple sites. Nick is passionate about improving educational outcomes for young people and ensuring that they have the necessary skills to succeed.

Parkside Academy KS3Parkside Academy KS4
Designated Safeguarding LeadSian ShermanNick Stevens
Deputy Designated Safeguarding LeadAlicia Mann & Nic ShawFe Dunachie & Emma Osborne
Designated Teacher for Looked After ChildrenSian ShermanNick Stevens
Mental Health First AidersSian ShermanNicola Edwards
Alicia MannFe Dunachie
Nic ShawClaire Guernari
Angie PhillipsDee Smith
Becky Lam
Medical Needs in School LeadSian ShermanNick Stevens
Emma Osborne

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