Phoenix Group announces new partnership with The Telford Priory School to support development of literacy and financial skills

Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business, is delighted to announce its new partnership with The Telford Priory School to help boost the school’s ongoing programme of activity developing pupils’ literacy and financial skills.

Phoenix Group is a committed signatory of the Vision for Literacy Pledge and aims to improve literacy levels through its community engagement programme which seeks to forge supportive long-term partnerships with schools around the communities where its offices are based.

The Telford Priory School is a secondary school with over 1,000 pupils aged between 11 and 16 and situated just under 4 miles from Phoenix Group’s Windsor House office, home to over 2,000 colleagues. The school was selected given its proximity to the office and Phoenix’s aspirations to provide opportunities to pupils from all backgrounds in the local community.

Through the partnership, Phoenix colleagues will volunteer their time and skills to support and lead initiatives that build literacy and financial skills. Volunteers will also share their career insight and help pupils prepare for mock interviews.

Additionally, in recognition of the cost-of-living challenges, Phoenix Group is kicking off the partnership with a donation to support the school’s programme to help families in need.

The partnership with The Telford Priory School is the third schools-based partnership that Phoenix Group has entered in to. The other two are Ferryhill Primary School in Edinburgh and Ark Kings Academy based in Kings Norton, Birmingham.


Sally Glarvey, Head of Community Engagement at Phoenix Group, said:

“We’re delighted to expand our community engagement programme and formally partner with The Telford Priory School. At Phoenix Group we’re committed to supporting the communities in which our offices are based and to investing in initiatives that can make a lasting difference at a local level.

“I’m pleased we can work alongside The Telford Priory School to support their staff in developing pupils’ literacy and financial skills and our volunteers will be looking forward to offering pupils career insight into the world of work too. We hope this partnership will enable pupils to have greater access to educational opportunities in the future and brings them more possibilities.”


Stacey Jordan, Head Teacher at The Telford Priory School said:

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Phoenix Group and looking forward to meeting their volunteers. Here at The Telford Priory School, we greatly value community partnerships and we are pleased to be engaging with Phoenix Group in supporting both the school and wider communities.”

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