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Parent Comms

At The Portsmouth Academy we encourage parents to support us in their child’s education by contacting us with any queries or issues.  For urgent issues please contact the school via phone on 0333 360 2200.  For general enquiries, email is probably best.  Please use info@theportsmouthacademy.org.uk if you do not know which member of staff to contact.  Please be aware that most staff will be busy teaching during the school day, and may not be able to read or respond to your email immediately.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Principal – (via PA) Mrs Grey
  • Vice Principal: Curriculum and Assessment– Mr Dolphin
  • Vice Principal: Behaviour & Special Educational Needs – Mrs Holden
  • Vice Principal: Making Excellence a Habit – Mr Hatherly
  • Assistant Principal: Teaching & Learning, CPD & Professional Development – Mr Burns
  • Assistant Assistant Principal:  Cultural Capital and Creative Curriculum – Mrs Russell
  • Operations Manager – Mr Stevens

Safeguarding Leads

Faculty and Subject Leaders

SENCo

Head of Year

Tutors

 

Latest news and press releases from The Portsmouth Academy.

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Mrs Grey, Principal, has written to parents about Black Lives Matter. Please read this letter here.

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In his whole school assembly, Mr Burns explores the history of protest and explains how people gained the right to democratic protest.

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Mrs Grey has written to parents regarding the September re-opening of schools. Please click here to read the letter.

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Click on the link to watch Mrs Holden’s assembly on our Facebook page.  

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The Portsmouth Academy is very excited to launch our Year 6 transition web page! Year 6 students, starting at TPA in September 2020, will find a welcome message from Mrs Grey,…

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In his whole school assembly about inclusivity, Mr Dolphin is joined by Miss Martin, Inclusivity and Equity Lead, to discuss social movements, discrimination and what it means to be an ‘ally.’…

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Mrs Grey, Principal, gives a whole school assembly discussing the core values of the school and gives an update on the on the exciting plans and changes at The Portsmouth Academy. Students…

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Please see letters that have been sent home below.

This year’s Parents Evenings:

Y7 Meet the tutors evening Wed 16th October   Main Hall 4:30-6:30
Y7 Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th April 2019 [Tutors] 3:45-6:45
Y8 Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March 2020 [Tutors] 4:00-6:00
Y9 Wednesday 22nd January 2020 [Teachers] 3:45-6:45
Y10 Wednesday 5th February 2020 [Teachers] 3:45-6:45
Y11 (1) Wednesday 20th November 2019 [Teachers] 3:45-6:45
Y11 (2) Wednesday 11th March 2020 [Teachers] 3:45-6:45

We use an online booking system called PEBS to book slots for each evening.  The slots are available to book from 10 days beforehand.  You will get a letter regarding this.

If you need the support of an interpreter or signer in order to attend the consultation evening and meet the teachers, please contact the school and speak to Lucy Burton to arrange this.

By attending parents’ evenings you are making a real difference to your child’s progress. The school values your views and you can pick up practical suggestions about how you can help at home too.

If you cannot make this evening please contact the Student Services Manager, Claire Rhodes so we can make alternative arrangements to discuss your child’s achievement.

 

Year 11 Parents Evening is now open for booking. Year 8 booking closes at 9:00am on 5th March.

Login to Parents’ Evening Booking System

If you have an issue logging in – please try using other titles e.g. “Ms”, “Miss”, “Mrs”, as we may have a different one on our system.  This may be the case with your child’s name if hyphenated, or try using your child’s formal name we would have on record.

If your child has 2 subjects with a teacher, both will be covered in the same appointment.

PEBS Instructions (and videos)

To register you will require:

  • Enter your title (e.g. Miss, Ms, Mrs, Mr)
  • Your Surname
  • Your child’s First Name & Surname (as recorded on the school’s official system)
  • Your child’s date of birth

Also, if you wish to get booking confirmations, please enter an email address. This will give you a screen with a parents’ evening to choose.  Usually there will only be your one showing.

NEW 2015: A new ‘Automated Booking’ wizard has been added to the software. This is a new way of booking and will allow you to enter your availability and choose which teachers you want to see before returning with the most efficient way to see all these teachers. You can use the tabs at the top of the page to book for all your children at once too. This will make the booking process even quicker for parents with multiple children, lots of teachers to book or those who are late to book.

A new screen will open giving you a list of your child’s teachers & subjects.  Wait a couple of seconds for these to fully appear.To book a slot select a teacher (their name should change to blue).  You will then see the available slots for you to meet with that teacher.  Slots that you already have booked will show in yellow.  Slots that the teacher is unavailable will show in pink.  Click on a time slot to book it.

When you book a teacher, a pop-up box will pop-up box will appear, allowing you to raise any issues beforehand, to allow teachers to have the current information at hand on the evening.

Enter any details, or leave blank, and select Make Booking.  The time slot will turn green and show your child’s details.  Simply select the next of your child’s teachers and repeat until completed.

When you have finished, if you scroll back up the screen, you can either email the list to yourself, or print the list.