There are 90 pupils in Phase 2, which consists of 6 classes based at the main site in New Ash Green and 3 further classes based at our satellite provision Milestone@The Star Centre, based at Dartford Primary Academy.
Woodland – Lead by Harsharn Birring, Phase 2 Leader
Phase 2 @ The Star Centre
Comet- Lead by Charly Hills, Star Centre Director
The Star Centre is a Milestone Academy Phase 2 satellite provision, based at Dartford Primary Academy, York Road site. Here we offer social and academic inclusion that is personalised for each individual pupil – with all of our pupils accessing mainstream PE lessons and eating dinner with their Dartford Primary Academy peers. Some of our pupils also access curriculum lessons. Classes consist of KS1 and upper and lower KS2 aged pupils.
We ensure that all pupils feel safe, are happy, are well cared for and make exceptional progress against their own starting points. We value communication with families and like to work closely to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child.
Learning within Phase 2 is fun and engaging. Our curriculum has been designed on a topic approach with six themes per year. Each theme is differentiated for different ability levels. Provision has been made within the Phase 2 curriculum for pupils working up to Stage Three and is sufficiently flexible and adaptable to accommodate pupils of all abilities and with different needs.
It is the aim of the Phase 2 curriculum to provide pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum which is appropriate, meaningful and which provides opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve. The curriculum addresses the need to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for pupils to develop communication, social, independence, personal and life skills.
We plan to ensure pupils become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. In every aspect of our teaching we promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. Our aim is to ensure, where possible, young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
All Phase 2 pupils participate in outdoor activities including, construction, gardening, cooking, Forest school, Library in the Woods, sensory club and nature trails. Pupils have access to a varied and differentiated curriculum including, swimming, horse riding, gymnastics, residential holidays and community participation.
If you are considering a place for your child at Milestone Academy then please contact me to arrange a tour of the school. Either myself, Harsharn or Charly will be very happy to show you our wonderful school. Nobody knows your child better than you do so we always work closely with our families to help our children make the very best start and be the success we know they can be.