Academic wider curriculum objectives


At Phoenix Academy, the core curriculum is centred around the social, emotional and mental health needs of our special children. We are unapologetic that this core takes precedence over all else because by addressing their EHCP needs first it then enables pupils to access the core academic curriculum of maths and english and also the wider academic curriculum.

Our academic programmes of study are based on the National curriculum. English, mathematics and science cover the full range of aims and attainment targets. For the wider curriculum subjects, the programmes of study has been refined so that pupils leave with a secure knowledge of identified core knowledge, skills and understanding.

As a school we want to ensure that the new curriculum is exciting, enjoyable and challenging. Therefore, we have introduced a new Thematic Curriculum with a new topic being introduced each half term. Using a thematic approach will support this vision while still being skill based and knowledge supported.

During the half term most of the lessons that will be taught are taught through the chosen theme. For those lessons, where staff feel that the quality of teaching and learning would be compromised, identified lessons will be taught discreetly. To view the Thematic long term plans, simply click on the appropriate links below.

Long term overview – Sept 2021 – Sept 2025

During Spring Term 2 (28th February 2022 to 17th April 2022), our Topic is ALLOTMENTS, and pupils will be engaging in lessons that incorporate this topic.  Our topic corridor will soon be full of pupils work and we look forward to sharing some pictures shortly.

To see the content of the lessons that your child will be learning with us this half term, please click on the Class Link below:-

Ash Class

Elm Class

Elder And Oak Class

Cedar Class

Pine Class