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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
  • Senior Vice Principal: Curriculum, Assessment, Staffing & Operations – Mr Dolphin
  • Vice Principal: Making Excellence a Habit – Mr Hatherley
  • Assistant Principal: Special Educational Needs – Mrs Holden
  • Assistant Principal: Thinking, Learning & CPD  – Mr Burns
  • Assistant Principal:  Cultural Capital and Creative Curriculum – Mrs Russell
  • Assistant Principal:  KS4 – Mr Andrews
  • Assistant Principal: KS3 – Miss French
  • Operations Manager – Mr Stevens
  • PA to SLT – Mrs Wood

Safeguarding Leads

SENCo

Year Groups

Head of Year

Tutors

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Curriculum Teams

Latest news and press releases from The Portsmouth Academy.

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Students and staff at The Portsmouth Academy located on St. Mary’s Road and part of Thinking Schools Academy Trust, are celebrating today as they receive their GCSE grades. This year, despite…

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The Portsmouth Academy would like to wish our students, parents and staff a safe and happy school holidays! Thank you for your support this academic year! The last day of term…

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Please read this important letter regarding Covid self isolation changes from September 2021.

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Please click here to read the letter from Mrs Grey, Principal.

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Parents have been emailed this letter, from Mrs Russell, Principal, with information about this week’s reward trips to Chessington and Thorpe Park. Please click here to read this letter.

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May Half Term – Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June Monday 7th June is an INSET Day.  Students return to school on Tuesday 8th June on a Week A Timetable.

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Anxiety is not just feeling shy, it’s bigger and more complex than that, and it’s also a totally normal feeling of fear or panic. When humans face stressful situations it can trigger our ‘gut feeling’, the…

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Self-harming is difficult to talk about but very common, it’s when you hurt yourself on purpose. Usually it’s because something else feels wrong, it seems like the only way to let those feelings out. Self-harming…

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Depression isn’t just for adults, and it isn’t just being ‘a bit sad’. We all feel a bit down sometimes, but if these emotions and ‘feeling low’ last a long time or affect your child’s daily…

Please also see our Parent Bulletins for more information.

Please see letters for school year 20/21

Please see letters for school year 19/20

Parents’ Evenings 2021/22

09/03/22 – Year 11
06/04/22 – Year 10
04/05/22 – Year 9
15/06/22 – Year 7
29/06/22 – Year 8
All are from 3:45 – 6:45pm

Note evenings will be run based on current Covid19 guidance.

 

– this will not work until 2 weeks before parents evening.
To login you will need to enter:
• Your title (Miss/Ms/Mrs/Mr) and surname
• Your child’s first name, surname and date of birth.
• The login details you enter must match those we have on record for you. The first name and
surname must match those that your child is known on the school register (e.g. Katherine
Smith/Katie Smith).
• We may have a different title on record for you (e.g. Ms not Miss) so please try alternatives if you cannot login.

If you have any issues booking appointments please contact l.burton@tsatrust.org.uk or 0333 360 2200.

You will get a 4 minute slot with each teacher, with a minimum 1 minute gap between bookings. For years 7, 8 and 9 there may be a limit to the number of teachers you can see to ensure that all parents can make appointments.

On the day of your appointments, you need to re-login at the website address above. 10 minutes before
your appointments are due to begin, you will be able to join the video meeting room, where you can
wait for your appointment(s).

You can use smart phone, tablet or computer for video parents evenings.

Video system requirements:
Apple iPhone/iPad (must be iOS 11+): Safari
Android: 
Chrome or Firefox
Windows: 
Chrome, Firefox or Edge (Chromium)
Mac: 
Safari, Chrome or Firefox
Linux: 
Chrome or Firefox

For more information on how the system works, please see this guide or the videos below.

How do I use the video system

How do I login to the Parents’ Evening Booking System?
How do I make an appointment?
How do I cancel or rearrange appointments?
How do I make an appointment for my other child?