A Word From The Head 13.5.22

Dear parents and carers,


I am very excited to let you know that this week we have achieved the incredible target of getting all our students to work placements! We have now 100% of the students at Phoenix College going out to work every week and 86% of those placements are with external employers. That is an incredible achievement from our students and our Careers Team. I would like to say a huge WELL DONE to Natasha Wood (Career Lead), Alfie Begum (Enterprise Lead) and Chi Yilmaz (Employment Engagement Coordinator) – your hard work is ‘changing the game’!




Eid Mubarak to all the families that will be celebrating Eid this weekend. Please do share any photos or memories with us. Students will return to Phoenix College on Wednesday 4th May.




As requested by many parents and carers during our EHCP Annual Reviews, we are organizing our first training for parents on the 23rd June.


Core Boards are a fundamental communication tool for many of our students and it would be great if you could attend this session. We are hosting two trainings on that day: one between 3.30-4.30 and one between 5.00-6.00.


Please save the date!




Next week we will resume our swimming courses at the Olympic Park. Those sessions are not only important for students to stay healthy while developing social skills but they are also a great opportunity for students to improve their personal care skills and routines. All students should bring in their swimming bags to college on Wednesday 4th May: please send in a swimming gear, a towel, shampoo and conditioner, soap and a comb or brush.














‘Students from all three classes enjoyed their first day of work placement supporting their local community by maintaining the cemetery park. We were given a tour of the site and even got to try some wild garlic! The task for this week was weeding the cow parsley, we learnt to pull from the base of the plant to ensure the roots come up from out of the ground. We managed to clear a large patch and are looking forward to returning next Monday.’

Hamda has been excelling in her role as dental hygiene manager for P2. Hamda has been leading her peers before Wellbeing lessons demonstrating brushing teeth and using body spray explaining the importance of a personal care routine. Keep up the good work Hamda!


Darren Serrano-Griffiths


In this week’s Drama session P3 was practicing slow-motion on stage. The class showed how focussed they can be and how well they can work together as a team. Samiya won the slow-motion race and enjoyed the play a lot.

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