We are a THRIVE school and have a fully trained thrive practitioners as part of our staff. The Thrive Approach is used at Pheasant Bank Academy to focus upon children’s emotional well-being. It offers practical strategies and skills that aim to help understand and manage their emotions and emotional development. Throughout the academy, we deliver Thrive assemblies and each class has a Thrive action plan based on the collective needs of the pupils.

Pupils who receive further individual Thrive support access or purposefully designed Thrive Room.

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Through a high quality oracy education pupils learn through talk and to talk. This is when they develop and deepen their subject knowledge and understanding through talk in the classroom, which has been planned, designed, modelled, scaffolded and structured to enable them to learn the skills needed to talk effectively. In order to further enhance children’s learning and life chances, Pheasant Bank Academy has increased opportunities for a high-quality oracy education using Voice 21 strategies and CPD. Children have wide opportunities for exploratory and presentational talk in all areas of the academy and across the curriculum

In school, oracy is a powerful tool for learning; by teaching students to become more effective speakers and listeners we empower them to better understand themselves, each other and the world around them.

It is also a route to social mobility, empowering all students, not just some, to find their voice to succeed in school and life.

Curriculum Enrichment

At Delta Pheasant Bank we aim to provide children with a range of enrichment experiences that deepen their knowledge of the curriculum content that has been covered and aims to inspire in their learning whilst continuing to develop their independence and cultural awareness. These experiences include: illustrator visits, author visits, sports competitions, themed days, musical events, theatre performances, first aid training, fire safety, community arts projects, fundraising and a visit from a Paralympian.