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Meet our Head of Pastoral

Name: Ardy Mahmoudi

Education: BA Hons Marketing, PGCE Business Education, PGDip Educational Leadership, MBA Educational Leadership and Management

Professional Background: I have more than 11 years of experience in educational and leadership roles spanning primary, secondary, and further education settings.

Educational Philosophy: 

My educational philosophy revolves around pastoral care, which I consider the cornerstone of holistic student development. I believe in creating a supportive and inclusive environment, emphasising open communication, empathy, and personal growth. This approach empowers students to excel academically, socially, and emotionally, equipping them for a promising future.

What is Pastoral Care at PPS: 

At The Phoenix Private School, Pastoral Care is integral to our holistic approach to student development. Rooted in our educational philosophy, it fosters well-being, personal growth, and academic achievement.


Our dedicated team, comprising pastoral staff, educators, and counsellor, collaborates to create a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment. We prioritise open communication, active listening, and empathy to address individual needs, promoting self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. Beyond academics, we offer guidance on decision-making, building positive relationships, and embracing diversity. We encourage extracurricular involvement, community engagement, and leadership opportunities, shaping well-rounded individuals.


Pastoral Care at The Phoenix Private School transcends being a service; it's intrinsic to our mission. We nurture students who navigate life's challenges with confidence and compassion.

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