A Word From The Head 28.1.22

Dear parents and carers,


We had an unusual week at Phoenix College as there were a few positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff. I am glad to let you know that all students and staff that tested positive are doing well and slowly recovering.


The guidelines that we need to follow are that anyone that tests positive (and any non-vaccinated person that has close contact with a person that tests positive) needs to self-isolate for 10 days. If testing negative two days in a row after day 5, self-isolation can stop but proof of negative tests must be provided.


If you find these guidelines confusing, please do not hesitate to contact us. I have also sent you a letter on Monday with a visual flowchart for the self-isolation period.


These are difficult times and I am proud that we can stand together as a community to keep everyone safe and healthy. Once again, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.





A gentle reminder that all students should have their Freedom Passes with them when coming to College.


Students will need to have their Freedom Passes to attend College trips.


If you have any questions about the application process for Freedom Passes, please do not hesitate to contact us.



STUDENT LED CONFERENCES – 08th February (1pm to 5pm)


A student-led conference is a pre-planned meeting in which students demonstrate responsibility for their academic performance by providing a review of their work for parents and teachers. We are hosting our first Student Led Conferences soon and you will receive a letter to book a time slot to attend that.





All students are encouraged to take a lateral flow test at home twice per week: on Sunday and Tuesday evening.


Please do let us know if you need more tests and do not forget to register the results on the NHS website:






Green Path Couriers is one of the Enterprises projects that we have at Phoenix College – please see our website. Students can choose a work placement at this service if they would like to work with deliveries, removals or leafleting in the future. This week Thomas and Yaminur (P1) worked with Mo and moved furniture from Phoenix College to Queen Mary University of London campus.  They were very focused on the task and followed Mo’s instructions throughout the morning. They seemed very proud of their achievements afterwards!

Shaquil and Nae’ma (P2) have been showing more independence by bringing their own money into College to make healthy choices when buying food out in the community. It is very inspiring to see students managing their budgets, handling money and making their choices with more independence and assertiveness. Shaquil also tried our delicious college lunch this week. This is also one of his termly targets!

All P3 students are also now using their own money each week when out in the community. Shakhel chose to buy a hot drink from a local coffee stand. By doing this, students are showing not only their growing independence, but also their functional money skills.

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