Springwell Learning Community

Principal’s Message

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education that we can for children and young people who have been excluded or are in danger of exclusion from mainstream school. We work with all our students to help them to improve their behaviour, ensure their learning gets back on track and that they catch up with learning if they have slipped behind.

Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do and we have created an academy that is welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believes that all its pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed. We are creating individual and personalised pathways for our students that are built around their varied needs which will help them achieve positive outcomes and prepare them for their onward destinations into continuing education, work or training. In order to achieve this we have developed a curriculum that provides opportunities for academic progression as well as vocational learning, whilst being engaging, creative and innovative.

We see strong relationships as the key to our success – with students, parents, carers and the wider community and we ensure that our academy is a welcoming safe places for children and young people to learn and prosper. We believe in working closely with our families and carers and welcome their support, but also realise that at times they will need our support too. We work closely with other agencies and schools to make sure we do all we can to make learning and life the best it possibly can be.

Staff at Phoenix Park Academy share a passion for working with young people and are committed to helping students on their journey. Our philosophy can be summed up neatly in a sentence that epitomises what Phoenix Park Academy is all about:

“Our students must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

Mr. P. Hutchinson – Principal