Change of date for early May bank holiday in 2020
The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
New Progress Evening Dates
This academic year's progress evening/parents evening dates are as follows:
Thursday 7th November 2019
Thursday 27th February 2020
Thursday 23rd April 2020
For more information about Praising Stars please see the information under Praising Stars Assessment Calendar.
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 1% 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”.
Outwood Academy Portland will be holding their annual Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September 2019.
Year 8 student James W wins silver medal at English Trampolining Championships Final.
We are now seeking the views of all learning providers, relevant teams within Nottinghamshire County Council, key services and partners and, of course, children, young people and their families on the updated strategy.
Year 7 student James W is set to compete in the English Trampolining Championships final to be held at Sheffield EIS in September 2019.
Outwood Academy Portland students take part in a programme aimed to help young people find out more about university.
On the 16th and 17th March 2019 Jess S. in Year 10 competed in the RLSS National Lifesaving Competition at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
Due to advances in Fitbit technology and their compatibility to mobile phones we regret to have to inform you that students will no longer be allowed to wear Fitbits from September 2018.
In addition, students should not wear Fitbits for any external examinations taking place this academic year.
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