Springwell Learning Community

Curriculum at Phoenix Park Academy

Our aim is that we establish a balanced, appropriate, relevant and exciting curriculum that meets individual’s needs and supports spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

KS2
Our KS2 children follow a broad and balanced but personalised curriculum with the development of skills in Literacy and Numeracy at its core. Children are taught in small groups with high levels of adult support, allowing individual needs to be more effectively met. They are given a range of age appropriate learning opportunities from a range of subjects, underpinned by PSHE which promote creativity, independence and love of learning. A focus on SEMH is also at the core of the curriculum allowing students to develop holistically.

KS3
We have developed a bespoke curriculum, based on outstanding practice from within our Trust and one that relates to our local community. Students are taught in small groups and remain with the same two staff for the majority of the time, allowing them to develop excellent relationships with staff and their peers. The curriculum at KS3 includes a core of Mathematics and English, PSHE and Topic elements that make up the remainder of their curriculum and include an SEMH curriculum. These ‘elements’ change throughout the year to ensure students have a balanced range of learning
opportunities including learning in the local community.

KS4
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is continually revised to match the needs of individuals and is aimed at enabling students to achieve worthwhile academic and vocational outcomes. We currently offer qualifications which include GCSEs in English Language, Maths, Science, Finance, Citizenship and ICT. A range of accredited vocational qualifications are also offered that include Sport, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Art, Motor Vehicle Studies, Multi-trade, Catering, Music and Media. This range of subjects is underpinned by PSHE to ensure all their needs are met and students have the opportunity for social and emotional development. SMSC is the foundation of all our practice and is evident not only in every lesson but throughout the Academy day. We run several community projects throughout the year and plan various activitiesto support charities. We provide a range of educational trips and visits to develop our learning outside the classroom and prepare our students for life in modern Britain.