“The whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”Sir Michael Wilkins - Academy Principal and Chief Executive
Outwood Academy Portland is a truly amazing place; the combination of outstanding, caring staff and committed, hardworking students makes every day remarkable.
The level of progress and achievement made by students is breathtaking, with results exceeding the top 5% of the country and students maturing into well rounded, intelligent, young adults – it is easy to see why staff and students value their time at Portland.
The learning environment and supportive ethos is all part of our vision, to offer a level of education that is undoubtedly world class.
We are delighted to announce that Outwood Academy Portland has been successful in achieving Teaching School status under the umbrella of the Outwood Institute of Education. Sir Michael Wilkins, Academy Principal and Chief Executive of OGAT, added “I am very proud of the success at Portland, and the hard work by staff and students that has made ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ and ‘Teaching School’ status possible.”
Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. Outwood Academy Portland is one of just 61 schools in the whole of England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round.
Teaching Schools have been in existence since 2011 and are all rated as “outstanding". They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career. They raise standards through supporting other schools, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.
Dr Philip Smith, the Principal of Outwood Academy Portland said: “I am delighted that Portland has been recognised as a centre of excellence. It is a great honour to be a Teaching School and to be in the position to improve the life-chances for children in other schools across our region. We are looking forward to working closely with the existing Outwood Institute of Education to spread the great work they do to the East Midlands and South Yorkshire”.
The Outwood Institute of Education is currently recruiting trainee teachers for primary and secondary places across our Family of Schools. This one year course, starting in September 2015, is suitable for graduates looking to make a difference in a rewarding and stimulating profession. Please see our website below for more details.
Two of our Year 7 and 8 students were delighted to receive a prize recently for achieving their half termly target in Accelerated Reader.
We are delighted to announce that Outwood Academy Portland has been successful in achieving Teaching School status under the umbrella of the Outwood Institute of Education.
Outwood Academy Portland, part of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, was recognised at the National Pupil Premium Awards 2015 for its outstanding performance with disadvantaged students. The Academy was awarded the highest regional prize of £100,000.
The U14 girls are now the Futsal County Champions (the first time we have held this title) and the U16 are the Runners up in the county!
Outwood Worksop’s very own police officer, PC Hegg, was awarded for bravery on duty recently.
On Wednesday 11th March 2015 Mr Best and Miss Willey took the girls to the Elizabethan School to compete in a futsal competition.
On Wednesday 4th March 2015 Mr Best and Mr Ellis took 7 lads to Retford Oaks to compete in the district futsal tournament.
On Monday 9th March 2015 Outwood Academy Portland hosted 2 year 8 football matches.
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