Our aim is to improve engagement and enjoyment of school. Promote positive wellbeing and good mental health of children and young people
At Phoenix Education Consultancy, we help educational establishments understand what they are doing well, and look at addressing the gaps to improve their service.
We utilise our teaching experiences, our expertise and passion for a better education for all to deliver training, coaching and consultancy programmes.
Clients include: Local Authorities, City councils, large Multi-Academy Trusts as well as Pupil Referral Units, Alternative Provision and charitable organisations, below is a small sample of those we have supported in the last year;
London Borough of Redbridge
Birmingham City Council
Norfolk City Council
St Ralph Sherwin Multi-Academy Catholic Trust
Academies Enterprise Trust
Ace Schools MAT
Youth Sports Trust
National Literacy Trust and
Ministry of Justice.
Ofsted regulations state that a sufficiently disciplined environment is a prerequisite to any learning taking place. Guidelines go on to say that when behaviour is not manage effectively nothing much will be learned and as such, it is priority for Ofsted to increase the profile of behaviour throughout the education system.
As we strive to better understand the behaviour of children and young people, it is important that we recognise it as our innate form of communication and one that is often relied on by the most vulnerable children when words fail them.
To improve behaviour, we must recognise that it is something we must understand and support rather than manage or control. As educators, it is our responsibility to understand the unfulfilled needs that cause children to display challenging and disruptive behaviour and, wherever possible, help meet these needs through the process of education.
An increasing wealth of empirical data and research confirms the causal relationship that exists between well being and learning.
A recent research review conducted by the Department for Education confirms that children with higher levels of emotional, behavioural, social, and school well being, on average, have higher levels of academic achievement and are more engaged in school. With the prevalence of childhood mental health issues on the rise, understanding and supporting the mental well being of our pupils is essential.
To support the mental well being of our pupils, we must first recognise that each of them are unique and will have individual learning needs and preferences. We must understand that as educators, our role is simply to do no harm to the pupils we serve by minimising the impact of stress, anxiety, discomfort and distress. We must also commit to creating a culture of kindness, collaboration and cooperation in order to support, nurture and nourish the young lives we are responsible for moulding.
Our role as educators is not simply to educate but to prepare our pupils for their future. We can increase and improve the opportunities available to our pupils by creating awareness, instilling confidence, self belief, and skills that can be transferred into the workplace.
Developing opportunities for young people isn’t simply about identifying academic success or specific areas of achievement but is instead about enabling a process of self discovery, contextual understanding and achievable ambition that allows for confident development and growth.
To increase and improve opportunities for our pupils, we must instill confidence, independence and resilience in our pupils whilst delivering and diversifying our curriculum and additional learning in a way that creates ambition and inspires achievement within our classrooms and throughout a child’s life.