At the Portsmouth Academy, we invest a lot of time into our staff training to ensure that your child receives the very best teaching and learning experience in the classroom. As an example, since September, our training has been focusing on knowledge and retrieval so that teachers have a teaching ‘toolkit’ to help children to identify and ‘plug’ their knowledge gaps following periods of lockdown.
This term, to enable our staff time to immerse themselves further in this essential training, we will be closing school at lunch time on Wednesday 22nd June and students will be provided with work to complete at home. Please note, if students receive a meal in the canteen, they will still be able to do this before leaving the site.
Could you please make any necessary arrangements for your child to return home safely on this date.
Years 9, 10, and 11 will be dismissed at 1:20pm and Years 7 and 8 will finish the school day at 2:00pm.