Archive for April, 2015

Thursday 16th April 2015 saw staff from across the whole business attending the Phoenix Learning & Care Group Strategy Day at Exeter Football Club.

Our staff are the life blood of the organisation and we wanted to make sure that everyone understood the journey that we have been on for the last couple of years and to work together to drive Phoenix into the future.

The theme for the whole day was participation, engagement and action!

The day was crammed full of presentations, workshops, networking and singing! Yes you did read that right – a group of young people from Oakwood Court College in Dawlish were kind enough to come along and get everyone on their feet joining in with an amazing rendition of ‘Happy’ – Eat your heart out Pharrell Williams…..

All this fun was interspersed with some really excellent sessions including ‘Ideas and Innovations’, ‘Mission and Values’ and the launch of Phoenix’s own Staff Awards Programme.

The day was a real success seeing staff uniting from across the group to share ideas, best practice and a real sense of community.

The next date in the diary is the Staff Awards Day in September.

Strat Day 1 Strat Day 2 Strat day 4

There’s no catching the students from Oakwood Court College in Dawlish because 13 of them have recently completed the Exeter Riverside 5km Park Run in aid of comic relief.

The run was really tough and really challenged each and every one of the students. It was the fantastic team support, 100% positive attitude and downright determination that got them round the course – that and the fact that they were set to raise £400 for Comic Relief.

The students were supported by a fantastic team of staff and friends who provided the encouragement, accompanied the runners and cheered them all on from the side lines

Parkrun, the event organisers said they really enjoyed meeting the Oakwood Court students and looked forward to seeing them again so it looks like the trainers will be getting plenty of use in the future!

Red Nose Fun Run Red Nose Fun Run 2