Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Support Programme

At Phoenix Academy, we want everyone involved with our school to feel well supported. We believe that good pastoral support focuses on nurturing the individual needs of each child. We aim to build trusting and empathic relationships with all our pupils and their families.

Our Inclusion Team is made up of dedicated professionals. This includes our Headteacher, SENCo, and a team of therapists. Together our team works with students so they can lead fulfilling and balanced lives at school and beyond.

All our staff model to students how to look after themselves and others; encouraging them to seek help, support or advice whenever they need it.

Pastoral care underpins personal development and we know from experience that with outstanding pastoral care, students feel they belong and their self-esteem is able to flourish because they feel valued and cared for.

Supporting the pastoral needs of pupils sometimes involves working with external agencies. In these situations we ensure that a confidential, professional, non-judgemental and sensitive service is provided.


Phoenix Academy’s Pastoral Support 2023- 2024 includes:


Range of academic interventions organised by the SENDCO

Art therapist and play therapist

Mental health support team

External agencies such as; Social Services, Police, Health Professionals, Education Welfare Service, Doctors and nurses.

Focused nurture provision

Full time behaviour mentor

Speech and language support

Lunch and break clubs for children who struggle in larger groups

Breakfast and after school clubs


If you would like to find out more about any of these pastoral support services, please contact the school office.