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The Portsmouth Academy Open Day
“I am delighted that you have chosen to join us, and excited to share all the wonderful things I love about our school and our community. There are so many aspects of our school which make us a unique choice for the education of your son or daughter. I do hope that this online platform gives you a strong flavour of our culture and ethos.
“Our Virtual Open Day will 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. My team and I are committed to supporting our children to build their knowledge and skills in all aspects of the curriculum, including their own personal development. Self-reflection and habit building is a fundamental part of our curriculum which enables children to understand how they learn best, what their areas of strength are and also areas they need to work on to develop further.
“As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust the use of Thinking Tools is at the core of our teaching and learning strategy. These tools have equipped our students with skills they have taken beyond school to support their future success.
“The Portsmouth Academy is the heart of our local community of Fratton; which we celebrate and instil as a sense of belonging in all of our students. Our belief is that everyone is unique – everyone has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and nurture. We would very much love to welcome you and your child to become a key part of our community too.”
TSAT School Taster sessions
Take a look at Newbridge School enjoying their taster session
The top three things you need to know about Our Trust
1. WHO THEY ARE You may hear us referred to as TSAT, this stands for Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Referred to as Our Trust, it’s effectively the family name of our 17 schools, which sit across Medway, Deal and Hampshire.
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.
Watch this video and find out exactly what a Thinking School is in just two minutes
A typical student’s journey at The Portsmouth Academy
Students who joins us have a wealth of opportunity, not only to become a master of their own destiny but from their first day in Year 7 they will learn new skills, develop their knowledge and practice what they have learned. Our school’s staff are dedicated and passionate practitioners in their fields of expertise and are committed to providing an education to deliver results across all aspects of your child’s life, not just in their school career. We will provide your child with resources and facilities to become a well-rounded young adult ready, for their next step into their life after school.
Our results speak for themselves
Principal Rachel Grey said: “In the last three years The Portsmouth Academy has had an above average progress score, with 72% of all GCSE results sitting at 4+, nearly a quarter were 7+, and 60% were 5+ showing that students leave us with a strong foundation across a broad and balanced curriculum.
“The manner in which our students have conducted themselves throughout this challenging academic year has been outstanding, it is wonderful to see so many of them achieving the excellent results they deserve.
“I am so proud of all of our students for everything they have achieved while The Portsmouth Academy throughout their time here and wish each and every one them my very best as they embark on their next chapter.”
The future’s bright…
The future is 1-2-1 digital learning. Our Director of Education for Portsmouth, Natalie Sheppard is passionate about the exciting 1-2-1 devices digital strategy, she says; “The bigger picture, for me is that schools have been around for 200 years with the original purpose to produce reliable workers for an industrial society. But, I think we all recognise this is no longer relevant.
“We, as a society, are in a fourth industrial revolution and when we look at the future we know that the work force will need to work more virtually, and more flexibly. They’re going to need to be more responsible for their own development, at the heart of it, education really does need to change.” Which begs the question…
What does a 21st Century learner look like and how do we design learning to help growth?
Find out below as we reveal all you need to know about our 1-2-1 device initiative
Chartwells are the caterers at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. Their team are innovative in their commitment to finding imaginative new ways to enhance the student experience, making school food delicious and appealing.
The food is prepared from fresh, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. All Chartwells menus are compliant with the School Food Standards as set out in the School Food Plan and approved by a qualified nutritionist.
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