At Phoenix children’s home all young people are given the option of continued education, through
· Local mainstream schools or
· Multi-Media Arts Project Ltd (if appropriate)
All young people will follow a Living and Social Skills Programme.
What we aim to achieve:
At Phoenix, Each Young Person who is not in mainstream education will have an individual Learning plan (ILP) drawn up within four weeks of admission. This ILP highlights specific educational targets to be achieved during the Young Persons placement. The plan is reviewed periodically to ensure that it reflects the ongoing development of the Young Person. For Young People with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, their targets will be set in line with the objectives within their Statement
Our aim is to enable young people to enjoy learning, build their confidence and skills and achieve their potential, academically, socially and emotionally.
Young people coming to our may have had very disrupted experiences of learning. Their needs may not have been met and they may never have discovered their abilities or potential. We start with the young person and build the learning programme around their needs, interests and aspirations. Because of the expertise in our team, we can provide highly personalised learning packages through Multi-Media Arts Project
Phoenix Children’s Home is working partnership with Multi-Media Arts Project Ltd, a registered charity working with children and young people excluded from mainstream education through providing Education, Training, Work Placement and Apprenticeship.
Multi-Media Arts Project Ltd admits children at Key Stage 3 and 4 who are referred to us from Social Services and Local Education Authorities for a variety of reasons including:
· Breakdown of family relationships
· Histories of sexual, physical and emotional abuse
· A number of placement breakdowns, including substitute ‘family’ placements, residential schools, and children’s homes
· Difficulties in attending and achieving in mainstream and / or special schools
· Minor involvement in delinquent behaviour.
Before admission, the registered manager and the placement officer will meet with the young person to assess their needs and consider the appropriateness of a placement and the personalised education package that may be designed to meet their needs.
· Students to have attained academic and/or vocational qualifications that help secure future employment, education and training.
· Students to have confidence in their own ability and to continue working towards overcoming their own areas of personal challenge.
· Students to leave school as responsible individuals able to make a worthwhile contribution to society.
We offer a very rich and varied NOCN curriculum, developed to respond to the needs of the young people.
· Basic Skills (Literacy and Numeracy)
· Music: guitar, drums, singing, music technology
· Work experience.
· Performing Arts Studio – drama and music
· Art and Design room
· Use of a recording studio
· Various Sports qualifications inclusiding Fitness and health and FA badges