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Parents

In this area of the website you will find all the information and support to help your child, both pastorally and academically while they are at The Portsmouth Academy.  If there is any information that that you cannot find, or think would be useful to be added in here, please contact us office@theportsmouthacademy.org.uk and we will try to improve things for you.

Please click  on the link to see your child’s progress in Accelerated Reader. You will have received a letter detailing your child’s login details.  If you do not have these, please contact h.cheek@tsatrust.org.uk

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is extremely important for student achievement, it is also a legal requirement. In line with the expectations of the world of work, we place a high value on punctuality, which should become a habit for life. We have our own Educational Welfare Officer to monitor attendance and punctuality.

Fostering good attendance is a shared responsibility between us and yourselves and we do ask for your support with regard to this. Your child’­s attendance figures will form part of your child’­s Record of Achievement. Employers and colleges always ask for information regarding a pupil’­s attendance and punctuality.

Good punctuality is expected at all times and we do ask parents to confine routine dental and hospital visits to holidays or after the learning day. At no time will your child be allowed to leave the premises without written permission from you.

Absences

To understand when you should send your child into school, please use this Public Health guidance.

What to do if your child is unable to come to attend:

  • Please let us know on the first day of absence giving the reason and the expected date of return. By text: 0762 4804738, by phone: 0844 2393531 or all other enquires 0333 360 2200.

What to do when your child returns:

  • Please provide an absence note, even though you telephoned previously, giving a reason for and the dates of the absence.

We have an electronic system of contacting parents if their child is absent and no reason has been given.

Authorised And Unauthorised Absences

Please note that only the Principal can authorise absence for exceptional circumstances.
Exceptional circumstances would include the following:

  • Illness
  • Unavoidable medical appointment
  • Recognised religious observance
  • Funerals
  • Traumatic events.

Should you wish to request leave of absence please ask your child to collect the relevant forms from reception and when completed, return to the Principal.
Truancy or unauthorised absence includes time off for:

  • Shopping
  • Birthdays
  • Looking after other family members
  • Taking all your children to appointments when it only relates to one child
  • Waiting in for trades people
  • Family holidays
  • Unapproved sporting events
  • Any time off when no reason is given
  • Visiting relatives
  • Getting up late
  • Missing the bus
  • Poor weather – unless authorised by school
  • Days out.

Attendance figures

We have set an attendance target of 96%.

Your child will also have their own personal attendance target set by their tutor.

Improving Punctuality

Punctuality Letter

All pupils must be on site by 8.40am at the latest.

  • If your child catches a local bus, the responsibility will be on you as parent/carer to prove that they were late because of problems with the buses.
  • If your child walks, the responsibility is on you as parent/carer to provide a satisfactory reason for their lateness.
  • If you bring your child in a car, it is your responsibility to ensure that enough time is given for the journey to prevent lateness.

Failure to provide satisfactory proof of lateness will result in detentions in the first instance, followed by parental interviews, then involvement from the Educational Welfare Officer.

Please note that lateness is classed as truancy and can lead to court action.

How can you help?

  1. Encourage your child to attend on time every day.
  2. Contact your child’­s House Leader if you are having problems getting your child to attend. We are here to help.
  3. Take your holidays only during holiday time.
  4. Try and avoid having medical appointments during the learning day. We do finish school at 15:00.

All educational establishments are required to publish figures for authorised and unauthorised absences. We are trying to reduce our unauthorised absence by contacting parents each morning if their child fails to attend. We will also send out a copy of your child’s attendance with their annual report as well as discussing it with you at Parents’­ Evening.

We liaise closely with our Education Welfare Officer and they will become involved with those families whose children have poor levels of attendance. It may sometimes be necessary to take court action.

For more information about the Portsmouth City Council Attendance Campaign #Miss SchoolMissOut, please click on the link below:

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/schools/school-attendance

Other information

Keep Anti Biotics Working Newletter

Policies and Tariff

For more details on any aspects of behaviour, please see our behaviour policies and tariff.

Support and guidance with your future steps

Please see the latest newsletter from our school careers advisor – Mrs Rahman. It includes useful information about next steps and contacts that will support and guide you.

Year 11 Careers Newsletter May 2020

Contact: Mrs Rahman

You will find lots of information about how to prepare for your move to college on the Sun Outreach page below. Including subject resources for you to practice before you start college. The link includes work for Portsmouth College, Havant and South Downs Colleges and Highbury College.

https://www.sunoutreach.org/resource-category/flying-start-portsmouth/

Remember it is not too late to apply for college if you have not done so.

The links to College applications are below;

The Portsmouth College Sixth Form 

The Portsmouth College Apprenticeships

Fareham College apply 

Havant and South Downs Colleges

Highbury College

If you have already applied for college but are anxious or concerned about your application please see the link below with the latest information from colleges and the coronorvirus update:

At The Portsmouth Academy we are keen to allow students to learn in ways and at times that support their education.  These are some of the packages available to our students.

If your child is having issues logging into our systems, please can you fill in this form.  If you wish to get a parental login for Show My Homework, please see the section below.

Students have access to a service called GCSEPod, which provides podcasts based on their GCSEs.  Their login will be their school login and password.  There is a link to this from the Pupils->Microsoft Portal at the top of this website, or they can go to www.gcsepod.com/login or download the iOS / Android app.  If they have any problems logging in, please contact the school.

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Parent video

https://www.gcsepod.com/parents/

Parent Guide

What is GCSEPod?

Student Guides

Student_Quick_Start_Guide1

 

Hegarty Maths is a series of maths videos aimed at all year groups. Go to www.hegartymaths.com

To login click on Student log in, search for The Portsmouth Academy, then enter your name and date of birth (this only has to be done the first time you login)

Known issues:

There are currently 3 known issues that have arisen as we sped up the launch of Microsoft Teams for students due the Coronavirus epidemic:

  1. Some users do not have Microsoft Teams icon.  This seems to be affecting students who joined the school from Sept 2019.  We are working on a fix to allow students to see the icon.  As a workaround, please use www.showmyhomework.co.uk to see any homework set.  Use the “Sign in with Office 365” button and your school email login and password if required.  This is the same password as for school computers. 
  2. Some students cannot remember their login details.  Please fill in this form.
  3. Some students are not set up in classes within Teams.  We are working on an update for this.

How to login:

TPA student guide to get to teams

All students have access to Microsoft Teams to allow them to access learning outside of lesson times.  Teams gives them a chance to work collaboratively with their teacher and other students in the class.

We recognise the value homework has and the positive effect it has upon learning. Homework should build on prior learning, consolidate what has been learnt in lessons and deepen students knowledge and understanding.

 The process of managing homework gives students good habits that they need to succeed in life- self-discipline, organisation, perseverance, resilience and the ability to think independently.

 We are always looking for ways to make homework more effective and we use Show My Homework to set homework.  Show My Homework enables students (and parents) to see exactly what homework is set.  Students (and parents) at The Portsmouth Academy can download a Show My Homework app for their mobile phones that can send reminders when homework is due. For more info about the apps see IOS App, Android App or other mobile devices.

 The simplest way to access Show My Homework, is through the Show My Homework link, via the Portals at the top of this website.

Parents – please see Show My Homework – Parent Codes section for details on how to login yourselves.

If students use the Show My Homework website, they do not have a separate login.

Go to: https://tpa.satchelone.com/school/home and select Student then Sign in with Office 365

 
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Note: iOS App currently doesn’t have this Office 365 option – please go to Show My Homework via Safari.

We value the support that families give to their children in completing homework.  All parents and carers can access the website via any device that is internet enabled to see what homework has been set for their child and the deadlines for each piece.

We try to provide parental logins at each parents evening.  If you require a login for Show My Homework, or your child needs a reminder of their email address, please contact office@theportsmouthacademy.org.uk or ask your child to visit reception.

To see your child’s homework, you will need a Parent Code, you can either get this from your child’s Show My Homework (see animation below) or by filling in this form.

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To login as a parent, go to www.showmyhomework.co.uk and select the parent option.  Search for The Portsmouth Academy and enter in your email address and Parent Code. (See image below).

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Students are provided with logins for our computers and their Office 365 accounts when they start at The Portsmouth Academy.

The same password is used for both computers and email.  Show My Homework and GCSEPod use the same login details via the Sign In With Office 365 links.

If students forget their login details they will need to go to see the IT Support Team in room 11.

NOTE: during school closures if parent/carer contacts the school (preferably from a contact that we already have on record – e.g. via MyEd app / or email to info@theportsmouthacademy.org.uk), we can arrange to get the student password reset.

Please see the live learning timetables below.  If there are any issues logging into our systems, please can you fill in this form.

Student guide

Teams link

To contact teachers see the contacts page

Music:  Year 10 lessons at 3.30pm on Tuesdays
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PHYS/CHEM
SMH
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CHH
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FRENCH
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GAM
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10:00-11:00

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SPANISH
GON
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SCIENCE
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7QUI
SCIENCE
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7A2
FOOD
RUS
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D&T
SMC
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12.20-1.20

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2-3

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SMH
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10:00-11:00

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GEO
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FRECH
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11:20-12:20
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MATHS
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MATHS
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MATHS
DAV
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FOOD
RUS
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DT
GAM
8P3
DT
SMC
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MUSIC
BLK
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MUSIC
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MUSIC
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TRA
PAR & SNO available for drop in for all year 8 9-10am
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10:00-11:00
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ART
GAM
3
11:20-12:20
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BIOLOGY
SMH
4
12.20-1.20
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ART
HON
8A1
ENGLISH
FRS
5
2-3
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DT
RUS
8T4
DT
QUI
8P2
HISTORY
CRO
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DANCE
SMA
8A2
MATHS
RCH
8A3
MATHS
WLS
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WEDNESDAY 1
9:00-10:00
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SCIENCE
DAL
8P3
PE
GOM
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10:00-11:00
8T1
ENGLISH
BAL
3
11:20-12:20
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MAS
8T3
MUSIC
FRN
4
12.20-1.20
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MAS
5
2-3
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MUSIC
FRN
8P1
MATHS
RCH
8P3
MATHS
CAE
8A1 & 8A4
DT
8A2
FOOD
BCK
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9:00-10:00
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ENGLISH
PIP
8P3
MUSIC
FRN
8A1
PE
LOC
2
10:00-11:00
8T1
SCI
DAL
8T3
SCI
BEL
8P1
HISTORY
CRO
8A2
ENGLISH
LOW
8A3
ENGLISH
BAL
3
11:20-12:20
8P1
SCI
BEL
8P3
SCI
HAS
8A2
GEOG
FRE
4
12.20-1.20
8T3
RE
BEG
8P2
MATHS
TRA
5
2-3
8T3
ART
GAM
8A1
MATHS
DAV
FRIDAY 1
9:00-10:00
8P3
SCI
BLA
2
10:00-11:00
8A2
D&T
SMC
8A3
D&T
RUS
8A4
FOOD
QUI
3
11:20-12:20
8T1
ART
GAM
8P1
ENGLISH
SMA
8P2
ENGLISH
BAL
8P3
ENGLISH
LOW
8A1
SCIENCE
BEL
4
12.20-1.20
8T3
ENGLISH
SMA
8P2
MATHS
DAV
8P3
MATHS
CAE
5
2-3
8P1
BEG
RE
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MONDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9A2
MATHS

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2

10:00-11:00

3
11:20-12:20
9H
FOOD

QUINN

9H
FRENCH

LEW

9H
PE
GOM
9H
SPANISH
GON
9H/ PA2
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12.20-1.20

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FRE

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2-3

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HOR

9A3

BIO

HAS

9B2
MATHS
CAE
9B3
MATHS
RCH
9B4
MATHS
DAV
TUESDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9H
DANCE

PKR

2

10:00-11:00

9A1      BIO  SMH 9A3
CHEM

HAS

9B3
PE
LOC
9B4
CHEM
DAL
3
11:20-12:20
9B3
ENGLISH
PIP
4

12.20-1.20

9X
FRENCH

PZK

9X
PE
GOM
5

2-3

WEDNESDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9BAL
PSHE

BAL

9BEG
PSHE

BEG

9BEL
PSHE

BEL

9CHH
PSHE

CHEEK

9FRS
PSHE

FRS

9FRE
PSHE

FRE

9LOC
PSHE

LOCK

2

10:00-11:00

9B1
MATHS

PAR

3
11:20-12:20
9A4
ENGLISH

FRS

9B2
BIO

BLA

9B3

CHEM
HAS

4

12.20-1.20

9Z
ART

SND

9Z
DT

SMC

9Z
FOOD

BCK

9Z1

HISTORY

HUD

9Z2
HISTORY

BUR

9Z
RE

MAS

9Z
SPANISH

GON

5

2-3

THURSDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9Y
DT

SMC

9Y
FOOD

QUINN

9Y
GEOG

FRE

9Y
MUSIC
FRN
2

10:00-11:00

9X/Gg1
COL
R25
9X
HISTORY

BUR

9X
MUSIC
BLK
9x
RE
BEG
3
11:20-12:20
9A1
MATHS

TRA

9A3
MATHS

DOL

9A4
MATHS

PAR

9B2
ENGLISH
CHH
4

12.20-1.20

5

2-3

9A1
CHEM

HAS

9A4
PE

LOC

9B2
MATHS
CAE
9B3
MATHS
RCH
FRIDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9B1
ENGLISH

HOL

9B3/Ph
GGH
R118
9B4 English CRO
2

10:00-11:00

9B4
PE
LOC
3
11:20-12:20
9A1
ENGLISH

FRA

9A2
ENGLISH

SMA

9A3
ENGLISH

BAL

9B1
CHEM
HAS
9B3 BIO SMH 9B4
BIO
BLA
4

12.20-1.20

9A1
PHYSICS

HOR

9A2
CHEM

DAL

9A4
BIO

BLA

9B1
MATHS

PAR

9B4
MATHS
DAV
5

2-3

Year 9 Drop in with DEN and HAT
YEAR 9 – WEEK B
MONDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9A4
PHYSICS
GGH
9B4

MATHS

DAV

2

10:00-11:00

9B1
BIO
SMH
3
11:20-12:20
9B1
PHYSICS
HOR
9B2
CHEM
DAL
4

12.20-1.20

9X
ART
GAM
9X
RE
BEG
5

2-3

9H
FOOD
QUI
9H
HISTORY
CRO
9H
DANCE
YOU
TUESDAY 1
9:00-10:00
2

10:00-11:00

3
11:20-12:20
9H
FOOD
LEW
9H
GEOG
FRE
9H
DANCE
PKR
9H
PE
GOM
9H
SPANISH
GON
4

12.20-1.20

9A1
PHYSICS
HOR
9A2
BIO
BLA
9A4

BIO

DAL

9B4
MATHSDAV
5

2-3

9Z
DT
SMC
9Z
FOOD
BCK
WEDNESDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9BAL
PSHE
BAL
9BEG
PSHE
BEG
9BEL
PSHE
BEL
9CHH
PSHE
CHH
9FRS
PSHE
FRS
9FRE
PSHE
FRE
9LOC
PSHE
LOC
2

10:00-11:00

9A3
PHYSICS
HOR
9B2
MATHS
CAE
9B3
MATHS
RCH
3
11:20-12:20
9A2
MATHS
AND
9A3
MATHS
DOL
9A4 MATHS PAR 9B2
PHYSICS
HOR
9B3
PE
LOC
9B4
PHYSICS
GGH
4

12.20-1.20

9Y
GEOG
FRE
5

2-3

9A1
ENGLISH
FRA
9A2
ENGLISH
SMA
9A4
ENGLISH
FRS
9B4
ENGLISH
CRO
THURSDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9X
GEO
GAL
9X
HISTORY
BUR
9X
MUSIC
BLK
9X
PE
GOM
9X
RE
BEG
2

10:00-11:00

9A2
PHYSICS
GGH
9B2
MATHSCAE
9B4
MATHS
DAV
3
11:20-12:20
9Z
HISTORY
HUD
9Z
SPANISH
GON
4

12.20-1.20

9Z
HISTORY
BUR
5

2-3

9A1
MATHS
TRA
9B1
ENGLISH
HOL
9B2
ENGLISH
CHH
9B3
ENGLISH
PIP
FRIDAY 1
9:00-10:00
9A2
PE
GOM
9A4
PE
LOC
9B1
MATHS
PAR
2

10:00-11:00

9A3
ENGLISH
BAL
9B1
CHEM
HAS
9B2
PE
GOM
3
11:20-12:20
9Y
ART
HON
9Y
DT
SMC
9Y
FOOD
QUI
9Y
FRENCH
PZK
9Y
GEOG
FRE
9Y
HISTORY
HUD
9Y
MUSIC
FRN
4

12.20-1.20

Year 9 Drop in with DEN and HAT
5

2-3

9B4 English CRO
Monday A
1
2
3
4
5
Tuesday A
1 USH Drop in
2
3
4
5
Wednesday A
1
2
3
4
5
Thursday A
1 Y11 PSHE
2
3 PIP Drop in
4
5
Friday A
1
2
3
4
5
Monday B
1
2
3
4
5
Tuesday B
1 USH Drop in
2
3
4
5
Wednesday B
1
2
3
4
5
Thursday B
1 Y11 PSHE
2
3 PIP Drop in
4
5
Friday B
1
2
3
4
5

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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Click on a week number to see the menu for that week.

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.

Please see below electronic versions of the school policies. Printed copies are available upon request.

Please see our full list of information we can provide and any cost that will be incurred.

Trust level policies

Academy level policies

Online safety is a major concern for many parents, especially as our children sometimes seem to be more knowledgeable about computers, phones and other gadgets than we are.

Pupils are taught about online safety at The Portsmouth Academy in Personal Development (PD) lessons and encouraged to be careful online, and taught ways to keep safe.  Our internet is restricted, and pupils cannot access inappropriate sites from our PCs.

Here are some  links and documents  to help parents.  If you wish to discuss any concerns personally with the school, please contact the school via info@theportsmouthacademy.org.uk

Downloads

Websites

Fake News and Misinformation

GUIDING POLICIES

The Portsmouth Academy aims to:

  • Ensure we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
  • Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
  • Have in place procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse, working alongside outside agencies to protect our students.
  • Support students who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
  • Be vigilant for signs of abuse.
  • Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.

PRACTICE AND GUIDANCE

The Policy at TPA is based on the principle of fully recognising the academy’s responsibilities for child protection. We recognise that because of the day to day contact with children, academy staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. The academy will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the academy whom they can approach if they are worried.
  • Include opportunities in the PD curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.

We will follow the procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and take account of guidance issued by the DCSF and DFE:

  • Ensure we have a designated senior person for child protection who has received appropriate training and support for this role.
  • Ensure we have a nominated governor responsible for child protection.
  • Ensure every member of staff (including temporary and supply staff and volunteers)and governing body knows the name of the designated senior person responsible for child protection and their role.
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers understand their responsibilities in being alert to the signs of abuse and responsibility for referring any concerns to the designated senior person responsible for child protection.
  • Ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibility placed on the academy and staff for child protection by setting out its obligations in the academy prospectus.
  • Notify social services if there is an unexplained absence of more than two days of a student who is on the child protection register.
  • Develop effective links with relevant agencies and co-operate as required with their enquiries regarding child protection matters including attendance at case conferences.
  • Keep written records of concerns about children, even where there is no need to refer the matter immediately.
  • Ensure all records are kept securely, separate from the main student file, and in locked locations.
  • Develop and then follow procedures where an allegation is made against a member of staff or volunteer.
  • Ensure safe recruitment practices are always followed

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Principal: Mrs Rachel Grey
Pastoral Lead (DSL):

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Clare Rhodes

If you have any cause for concern for any student at our school, please contact Clare Rhodes on (023) 9281 2822.

If you have a safeguarding concern out of school term time hours, please contact Mrs Rachel Grey (Principal) via email r.grey@tsatrust.org.uk or Lee Lucas (TSAT Lead for Safeguarding) via l.lucas@tsatrust.org.uk

Portsmouth Social Care: 02392 839111
Childrens Social Care Out of hours: 0300 555 1373
Childline: 0800 1111

Policies

We have a 2 week timetable, week A and week B.  If the week before a holiday is week A, we will return on week B (and vice versa).

Date

Event

Details

Wed 4 Sep Inset Day 1 School closed to pupils
Thu 5 Sep School starts Autumn Term begins 8:40
Wed 9 Oct Open Evening 6:30 – 8:30
Mon 28 Oct – Fri 1 Nov Autumn Half Term
Mon 4 Nov Inset Day 2 School closed to pupils
Wed 13 Nov Awards Evening 5:30 – 6:30
Wed 27 Nov Year 11 Parents’ Evening (1) 3:45 – 6:45
Fri 20 Dec School ends Autumn term ends 12:30
Mon 23 Dec – Fri 3 Jan Christmas Holidays
Mon 6 Jan School starts Spring Term begins 8:40
Wed 22 Jan Year 9 Parents’ Evening 3:45 – 6:45
Wed 5 Feb Year 10 Parents’ Evening 3:45 – 6:45
Mon 17 Feb – Fri 21 Feb Spring Half Term
Tue 4 Mar Year 8 Parents’ Evening 3:45 – 6:45
Wed 5 Mar Year 8 Parents’ Evening 3:45 – 6:45
Wed 18 Mar Year 11 Parents’ Evening (2) 3:45 – 6:45
Fri 3 Apr School ends Spring Term ends 3:00
Mon 6 Apr – Fri 17 Apr Easter Holidays
Mon 20 Apr School starts Summer Term begins 8:40
Tue 29 Apr Year 7 Parents’ Evening 3:45 – 6:45
Wed 30 Apr Year 7 Parents’ Evening 3:45 – 6:45
Fri 8 May VE Day Bank Holiday Note: Friday Bank Holiday
Mon 25 May – Fri 31 May Half Term
Tue 16 Jun New Y7 Parents (2020) Event 5:30 – 6:30
Wed 17 Jun New Y7 Parents (2020) Event 5:30 – 6:30
Fri 17 Jul School ends Summer Term ends 12:30
Mon 20 Jul Inset Day 3 School closed for pupils
Tue 21 Jul Inset Day 4 School closed for pupils
Wed 22 Jul Inset Day 5 School closed for pupils

Mon 7 May

Date

Event

Details

Thu 3 Sep Inset Day 1 School closed to pupils
Fri 4 Sep Inset Day 2 School closed to pupils
Mon 7 Sep School starts Autumn Term begins 8:40
Mon 7 Sep Week 1 (A)
Mon 14 Sep Week 2 (B)
Mon 21 Sep Week 3 (A)
Mon 28 Sep Week 4 (B)
Mon 5 Oct Week 5 (A)
Tue 6 Oct Open Evening
Mon 12 Oct Week 6 (B)
Mon 19 Oct Week 7 (A)
Mon 26 Oct – Fri 30 Oct Autumn Half Term
Mon 2 Nov Inset Day 3 School closed to pupils
Mon 2 Nov Week 8 (B)
Mon 9 Nov Week 9 (A)
Mon 16 Nov Week 10 (B)
Mon 23 Nov Week 11 (A)
Mon 30 Nov Week 12 (B)
Mon 7 Dec Week 13 (A)
Mon 14 Dec Week 14 (B)
Fri 18 Dec School ends Autumn term ends 12:30
Mon 21 Dec – Fri 1 Jan Christmas Holidays
Mon 4 Jan Week 15 (A)
Mon 4 Jan Inset Day 4 School closed to pupils
Tue 5 Jan School starts Spring Term begins 8:40
Mon 11 Jan Week 16 (B)
Mon 18 Jan Week 17 (A)
Mon 25 Jan Week 18 (B)
Mon 1 Feb Week 19 (A)
Mon 8 Feb Week 20 (B)
Mon 15 Feb – Fri 19 Feb Spring Half Term
Mon 22 Feb Week 21 (A)
Mon 22 Feb Inset Day 5 School closed to pupils
Mon 1 Mar Week 22 (B)
Mon 8 Mar Week 23 (A)
Mon 15 Mar Week 24 (B)
Mon 22 Mar Week 25 (A)
Mon 29 Mar Week 26 (B)
Thu 1 Apr School ends Spring Term ends 3:00
Fri 2 Apr – Fri 16 Apr Easter Holidays
Mon 19 Apr School starts Summer Term begins 8:40
Mon 19 Apr Week 27 (A)
Mon 26 Apr Week 28 (B)
Mon 3 May Bank Holiday
Mon 3 May Week 29 (A)
Mon 10 May Week 30 (B)
Mon 17 May Week 31 (A)
Mon 24 May Week 32 (B)
Mon 31 May – Fri 4 Jun Half Term
Mon 7 Jun Week 33 (A)
Mon 14 Jun Week 34 (B)
Mon 21 Jun Week 35 (A)
Mon 28 Jun Week 36 (B)
Mon 5 Jul Week 37 (A)
Mon 12 Jul Week 38 (B)
Mon 19 Jul Week 39 (A)
Fri 23 Jul School ends Summer Term ends 12:30
Pre learning day Breakfast Club
8.40 Line ups
8.45-9.00 Tutor time/Assembly
9.00-10.00 Period One
10.00-11.00 Period Two
11.00-11.20 Break
11.20-12.20 Period Three
12.20-1.20 Period Four
1.20-2.00 Lunch
1.55 Warning bell
2.00-3.00 Period Five
3:00 onwards Enrichment

For more info about free school meals please click on the link below:

For your child to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) you will need be in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you are in receipt of one of the benefits above, you will need to apply to Portsmouth City Council (PCC).

You can do this by apply online at https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/schools/school-meals

Alternatively, you can download and complete the form – https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/documents-external/sch-schlmealsappfrm2015-16.pdf

Once PCC have assessed your child’s eligibility, they will send you a letter with the outcome and will include your child’s status on the weekly list that is sent to the school.


Please see introductory letter from Chartwells:

Menus are rotated on three weekly basis, see menus below:

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Menu Weeks 2020 / 2021

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
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21st Sep 28th Sep 5th Oct
12th Oct 19th Oct 2nd Nov
9th Nov 16th Nov 23rd Nov
30th Nov 7th Dec 14th Dec
4th Jan 11th Jan 18th Jan
25th Jan 1st Feb 8th Feb
22nd Feb 1st Mar 8th Mar
15th Mar 22nd Mar 29th Mar
19th Apr 26th Apr 3rd May
10th May 17th May 24th May
7th Jun 14th Jun 21st Jun
28th Jun 5th Jun 12th Jul
19th Jul

 

Uniform is an important part of our Academy identity and must be worn with pride at all times. If your child does not wear the correct uniform you will be contacted. On the first occasion, where possible, your child will be loaned the correct attire for that day only. If there is a second occasion, you will be contacted and your child will be sent home to change. They should then be brought back into school.

The Portsmouth Academy uniform is available Online and in The Portsmouth Academy school shop Tuesday & Thursday 3:15-4:45pm.  See location below.

During Coronavirus, the on site shop is not currently open.

From September the on site shop will be moving to Penhale School on Penhale Road.

As we start to have a mixed intake, the uniform will be different for different year groups.  Please check appropriate guidance.

The Uniform Shop is at the rear of the school site, circled below.

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Equipment List

Students should have the following items every day.  Failure to do so may lead to negative habit points.

  • Black or blue pens (at least 2)
  • Pencil (at least 2)
  • Ruler
  • Red Pen
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Reading Book

We are very proud of our school, which offers a wonderful education; full of opportunities for young people to ‘Aspire and Achieve.’

We are unique in Portsmouth at specialising in teaching ‘thinking tools’, which help our students to develop their full potential. There are 10,0000 thinking schools worldwide who share a common aim; that both students and staff will think reflectively, critically and creatively in order to create an outstanding educational experience for every child. See http://www.thinkingmatters.com/ for more information on thinking schools worldwide.

Our experience, and national and international research, tells us that young people in thinking schools:

• Achieve a higher self-esteem and greater confidence
• Feel more positive and learn well together as a community
• Maintain their motivation and curiosity to learn
• Improve their academic performance
• Become independent learners who can ‘think for themselves’ and cope with an increasingly complex world

Ofsted have also reported on the links between being an outstanding school and a thinking school which you can read about here.

We all feel happiest when we are surrounded by people who believe in us and encourage us to pursue our goals. In our school, we value the relationships between staff and students which enable every child to ‘Aspire and Achieve’, and so experience the joy that comes with personal success.

Who are Young Carers?

A young carer is a young person under the age of 18 whose life is affected by the care needs of another person, who help to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.

What do young carers do?

Young carers help with tasks usually done by an adult:
· Bathing, dressing or washing
· Listening, when someone is upset
· Giving medicine
· Cooking, cleaning, shopping
· Looking after brothers or sisters

Why are there concerns about Young Carers?

· Around one in 20 young carers miss school because of their caring responsibilities
· Significantly lower educational attainment at GCSE level
· More likely than the national average to be NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) between the ages of 16 – 19
· Young carers need extra support but are ‘hidden’ and so are less likely to find the support they need
· A quarter said they were bullied at school because of their caring role
· Only half had received additional support from a member of school staff.

We find out who our Young Carers are here at The Portsmouth Academy in various ways: Information is passed to us from Primary Schools, Safeguarding team, pupils and parents.

We offer a Friday lunchtime ‘drop-in’ session for all Young Carers and work with individual pupils to provide further help and support as and when required (homework and classwork support, emotional support, etc.).

If you require any more information regarding young carers please email Miss J Martin – J.Martin@tsatrust.org.uk (Inclusion and Equity lead)

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