Learning and Vocational
At Phoenix Bay School, our curriculum is designed to cater to our mixed age classes. We follow a rolling programme for each key stage, which is based on the National Curriculum.
In addition to this, we offer lessons in SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural development) and SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health), Forest School activities, vocational subjects, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and Life Skills, including careers guidance.
To ensure effective delivery of the curriculum, units of learning in each subject area are taught in half-termly blocks. Parents and carers are provided with a curriculum overview, which outlines the learning objectives for the term.
At Phoenix Bay School, we understand the importance of offering a range of options for students in Key Stage 4 (KS4). These options are designed to guide each student along a common progress path, considering their individual starting points. We provide a variety of vocational courses on our premises to enhance the learning experience. These courses typically encompass a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical work, paving the way for potential careers in technical industries or trades such as barbering, animal care, or carpentry.
Our paths are tailored to incorporate personal development goals, core skills, and the specific needs outlined in each student’s Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP).