The focus of the curriculum is to ensure that every student is able to develop their learning and associated strategies to succeed in the classroom at the Phoenix Campus and then onto their next educational establishment. The pupils often arrive with barriers to their learning which, over time are addressed by staff in an attempt to create an optimum learning environment for them to begin to experience success.
Every pupil has a Key Worker who they will meet on a weekly basis to discuss areas of achievement and difficulties as well as agreeing appropriate targets going forward. ELSA lessons are delivered to address vital learning such as emotional regulation, relationships, safety (including online safety), managing feelings and conflict.
The out of lesson learning is considered to be equally as important as time in front of a teacher. These are the opportunities for the children to experience and learn from situations they normally face with great difficulty. These will often present themselves in the playground with friendship issues, challenging game situations or conflict.
It is this overall curriculum package that underpins the academic and pastoral development of each child within the Phoenix. This in turn provides the basis for the potential continuation of this improvement within their next school.
KS1 and 2
Mon - Thurs Arrive 9:00am; depart 2:00pm
Friday Arrive 9:00am; depart 1.30pm
All break and lunch periods are fully staffed and aimed at building relationships, addressing / modelling behaviour and encouraging positive interaction between peers.