Hello and welcome to Phase 2. My name is Michelle Hilton, I am Assistant Principal and Director of Phase 2. I have had the privilege of working at Milestone Academy since 2006, in which time I have taught all year groups and need types.
Phase 2 consists of 7 classes based at the main site in New Ash Green and 3 further classes based at our satellite provision The Star @ Dartford Academy.
Ocean – Led by Simon Stanton, Phase 2 Leader
Phase 2 @ The Star
In Phase 2 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. The Phase Two curriculum is designed on a two year rolling programme with full differentiation for upper and lower Phase Two pupils thus providing a four year programme of education. The 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 Two 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 Two 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 address the need to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for pupils to develop communication, social, independence, personal and life skills.
In Phase Two 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.
We are excited to include all pupils in our DIRT (Determination, Independence, Resilience and Teamwork) club every Friday afternoon. All Phase 2 pupils participate in outdoor activities including, construction, gardening, cooking, Forest school and our Library in the Woods, sensory club and nature trails. Pupils have access to a varied and differentiated curriculum including, swimming, horse riding, 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 or SImon Staton the Phase 2 Leader will be very happy to show you our wonderful school and tell you more about what makes us special. 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.