Kentish Express (20th November 2015)
Welcome to the Phoenix Community Primary School website. We are delighted to introduce you to our school, and hope the information provided gives you all you need to get to know us better!
Phoenix Community Primary School is a one form entry school situated on the outskirts of Ashford. We moved into a new building in September 2008 which we share with Sure Steps Children’s Centre. Together we provide a wide range of activities and support for children and families.
Our website is designed to give you an insight into Phoenix and hopefully capture a sense of our school and the values which underpin all we seek to achieve. We would encourage you to take the opportunity to visit us so that you can experience this for yourself and answer any questions you may have.
Every child deserves to leave primary school being able to securely read; a vital part of this is getting children to enjoy reading. We have an excellent, well-resourced school library which our children visit every week and this is also open to parents.
Looking after the welfare and safety of your children, both online and in the 'real world' is of paramount important at Phoenix School. Our Welfare & Safeguarding team meet regularly to discuss all children we have concerns about and what support the school can provide.
We are especially proud of our school's commitment to music - every pupil has a weekly music lesson in our purpose-built Music Studio and the school also subsidises individual instrumental tuition for all children in our Rock Band, Choir or Orchestra.
We have a strong commitment to the Creative Arts at Phoenix School and were awarded ArtsMark Gold in 2014. We continue to emphasise the importance of creativity in our teaching and throughout our wider curriculum.
When your child is learning to read, there are two crucial things to learn: what sounds are represented by written letters and how to blend these sounds together to make words. At Phoenix School we use a programme called 'Read, Write Inc.' to teach this.
Partnership with parents is essential to getting the best for your children. At Phoenix School we aim to work together to ensure that children feel safe and secure at school and also encourage parents to support their children's learning.
Central to children's wellbeing is a healthy lifestyle. There is plenty of lay equipment available at breaktimes and we actively encourage participation in a range of after-school clubs as well as entering competitions across Ashford and against other schools.
In order to secure the best possible outcomes for the children of Phoenix School, we work in partnership with a range of schools, companies and charities both local and national. We are also developing our international links.
Positive values and behaviours are activity encouraged throughout both the National Curriculum and the 'wider' life of the school. These are also identified and rewarded through our 'Behaviour for Learning Policy'.
Kentish Express (20th November 2015)
At our recent parents' evening one of our school governors posed parents a question: What are you and your family enjoying about our school?"
We had some very postive comments and a selection are below:
“Seeing my child happy and developing in all subjects well.”
“We like learning our letters and reading together.”
“Kids get to enjoy themselves after school and we like how well the staff help and deal with problems when needed.”
“School is not long enough.”
“We like the new house points system.”
This week, Year 1 and Year 2 parents were invited into class to do some learning alongside their children. The children have been learning about ‘Journeys’ this term and the teachers arranged for the children to make different vehicles with their parents. A great time was had by all, especially the adults. We will be holding more events like this soon.