THE CORE OFFER

Phoenix Academy supports children and young people between the ages of 7 and 16 who have social, emotional, and mental health difficulties, together with complex needs associated with autistic spectrum conditions, trauma and attachment disorders.

As a caring learning environment, students are able to experience positive learning opportunities, enabling them to develop their full potential socially, emotionally, academically and physically, becoming happy, confident and valued members of society.

We Aim to:

 

  • Promote a culture of acceptance where all students feel safe, secure and listened to
  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Provide a caring learning environment
  • Provide appropriate assessment, therapeutic & academic intervention
  • Promote community cohesion, within classes, the school and wider organisation
  • Promote equality & diversity through our social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) curriculum
  • Develop students’ feeling of self-worth, ability to self-regulate
  • Have high expectations of our pupils.
  • Create a safe and positive learning environment in which students can learn effectively.
  • Provide all students with a broad range of subjects and nationally recognised qualifications, including GCSEs
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop their interests and skills through a range of extra-curricular activities and experiences.
  • Ensure good home-school relationships, enabling parents and carers to play their part in the education of their children.

What makes us special?

 

  • We put the student at the centre of our practice
  • We are a specialist provision and create bespoke packages for students with complex SEMH difficulties
  • We tailor our curriculum to ensure that it meets the need of students with SEMH difficulties
  • We provide a wide range of academic, psychological and social assessments
  • We are a truly therapeutic school and we have an integrated therapy team who can support the special educational needs of our students
  • We offer a range of interventions to support students’ progress in all areas
  • Through recognising or students’ individual strengths and supporting their areas of need, we celebrate progress building self-esteem
  • We have a robust and wide-ranging staff training programme to support student need.

What we offer:

 

  • Highly experienced and trained staff
  • Small group: Maximum of 4 students per class with LSA support
  • 1:1 and small group intervention work, transitional support
  • Exam preparation for up to 2 hours per week
  • Baseline Developmental Assessments and Progress Tracking, including initial Boxall Profiling
  • Rigorous Academic Progress Tracking and Assessment
  • Attachment and PACE based interventions and approaches embedded throughout the curriculum
  • Personalised Reward Scheme linked to the school token economy.
  • Targeted Literacy and Numeracy interventions
  • Specialist Differentiated Teaching
  • Termly reports and meetings to agree targets and discuss progress
  • Weekly Enrichment and Self Esteem building activities
  • Outdoor learning opportunities
  • Examinations and accreditation. - GCSE, ASDAN. AQA unit awards, Functional Skills
  • Restorative Approaches
  • Individual Education plans and positive behavioural support plans
  • Bespoke education packages to meet individual needs and aspirations
  • Robust Safeguarding systems and close liaison with external agencies and relevant stakeholders
  • Weekly discussions parents and carers
  • Specific learning interventions/ IT/ equipment etc
  • Bespoke PSHE and SRE learning opportunities which support student's individual needs

REFERRALS & ADMISSIONS

Student intake to Phoenix Academy is determined through an assessment process. Parents and Social Workers are welcome to contact the school for more information once you have read our prospectus. We take applications at all points of the year.

 

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ETHOS & VALUES

I am privileged to be the Head Teacher of Phoenix Academy and to support children and young people who have experienced difficulties in other educational settings to achieve their individual potential.

 

As an independent co-educational specialist provision, we specialise in supporting students from KS 2 – 4 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and associated challenges. We create bespoke learning packages to meet individual need.

 

 

Our students are the centre of everything we do; we believe that all children should achieve academically, socially and emotionally. Through promoting equity throughout our school, we recognise individual differences and celebrate diversity, we provide support and education to meet the needs of each individual child or young person, enabling them to achieve nationally recognised qualifications, develop key skills, strengths and resilience, thus promoting personal wellbeing and a secure future.

 

Our ethos embraces the Phoenix values of honesty, empathy, aspiration, respect and teamwork; thus, we employ a wide range of approaches to ensure learning is equitable, interesting, engaging and relevant.

I look forward to celebrating the progress of our students.

 

Pat Sheridan,

BA(Hons), PGCE, NPQSL

Head Teacher

Honesty

“Mutual honesty is the cornerstone of any relationship we build with the people we work with”

 

Empathy

“We work to understand and empathise with all the individuals we care for – it is important we show empathy and not sympathy”

 

Aspiration

“We work to assist all individuals aspire to achieve their goals and outcomes”

 

Respect

“We treat others in the same way we wish to be treated and to build shared respect”

 

Teamwork

“We strive to provide consistency in our approach through effective teamwork and to bring the best out of each other”

Our values are part of our DNA. They were shaped by our employees. They help guide the way we support the individuals we care for, how we work with our customers and with each other.

 

Through honesty, empathy, aspiration, respect and teamwork, we strive to promote a culture where ideas can blossom, every individual can flourish and outcomes for all can be met.

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If you would like to find out more about

Phoenix Academy then please fill in the form below or contact

 

Head Teacher. Patricia Sheridan

t. 01271 318110

e. psheridan@phoenixschools.org.uk

 

WELCOME

GALLERY

ETHOS
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REFERRALS
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ADMISSIONS

"Leaders and staff prioritise and promote pupils’ welfare. There is a culture of vigilance, because leaders have ensured that safeguarding pupils is everyone’s priority. Staff receive regular training and updates that support them in this work. They report concerns quickly and appropriately."

Ofsted December 2018

STAGE 5

  • Clear transition plan created.
  • Student starts at Phoenix Academy.
  • Baseline assessments commence.

STAGE 4

  • Admission Pack sent out to parents/ carers  to be completed and signed.
  • Individual risk assessment and positive behavioural support plan created.
  • All information added to School Information Systems.
  • Transport arranged.

STAGE 3

  • Home visit or School Visit arranged.
  • Parents/Carers and  Student invited for admissions interview.
  • Final decision made by Senior leadership team.
  • LA informed of decision and education package agreed.

STAGE 2

  • Local authority consults Phoenix Academy.
  • Senior leadership team assesses whether student needs can be met.
  • Further information may be required at this stage.

STAGE 1

  • Parents/ Carers/ Social Worker/ Placements team contact school for information.
  • Parents/ Carers inform Local Authority of their school preferences.

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ADDRESS

 

Phoenix Academy

Brook Farm

Newton Road

North Petherton

Somerset

TA6 6NA

 

Tel: 01271 318110

Email: academy@phoenixschools.org.uk

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