INSET Day, School Closed to Students, Friday 1st December
Year 11 Information Evening: 6:00-7:30pm, Wednesday 6th December
This page will help share a real sense of our school, of the energy and enthusiasm that drives both our teachers and our students to be their best selves. Self-reflection and habit building is a fundamental part of our curriculum which enables students to understand how they learn best, what their areas of strength are and also areas they need to work on to develop further.
Our's is community committed to supporting students build their knowledge and skills in all aspects of the curriculum, including their own personal development. The personal development of our students is vital for them to be able to reach their full potential. We know that successful people can both reflect on their strengths and know the areas which they wish to develop in order to be successful in the next stage of their journey.
We have a wide rang of sports that take place at The Portsmouth Academy. Physical activity is significant for the personal development of students; it teaches them the value of teamwork, resilience in adversity and the joy of winning.
The Portsmouth Academy supports this journey for our students by providing them with excellent facilities that include artificial and grass football pitches as well as a sports hall that has markings for a five-a-side football as well as netball and basketball hoops.
Academically, the Portsmouth Academy seeks to provide our students with best possible life chances and this is reflected with the equipment we have to support learning the classroom, for example; our DT department is equipped with laser cutters, 3D printers and machinery for sawing and drilling.
At The Portsmouth Academy we are committed to creating lifelong learners, and in support of this our one:one device promise to your child is “Making Learning Last”, when they fire-up that device your child is choosing a blended approach to education where their device supports their learning as they progress.
We are proud of our cognitive education, we put an understanding of how the brain learns at the heart of all that we do. We know that the brain, and in particular memory, can make mistakes; our one:one device will reinforce your child’s ability to develop their memory.
1. WHO THEY ARE: Affectionately nicknamed Our Trust, it’s effectively the family name for the 18 schools in Our Trust. The schools within Our Trust are situated across Medway, Deal, Hampshire and Plymouth.
2. WHY A THINKING SCHOOL IS THE ONE FOR YOUR CHILD: A Thinking School challenges students to think deeply about their thinking, to be their best self and to gain the knowledge, tools and skills to shape their success in a life beyond school.
The children and young people we're presently educating will retire around 2070. According to experts most of the jobs our children will have don't even exist yet, and this is why developing skills to think independently and become life-long learners is so important.
3. HOW A THINKING SCHOOL WORKS: Our cognitive approach to education defines us but does not create a 'one size fits all'. Each and every member of the TSAT family is equally as important and shares a direction and ethos; put simply, we believe that we are stronger together.
Our schools work with each student so they are aspirational and ready to move forward and understand their role within their local community and beyond. The Thinking School approach to education is unique and we believe that it genuinely transforms the life chances of our children, teaching them the critical thinking skills they need to be resilient in life after school.