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”.
Over the Easter holidays students from the Police Clubs at Outwood Academy Portland and Valley, attended Worksop Fire Station where PC Case and Firefighters’ Hibbert and Langton put on a Fire & Rescue Bootcamp.
The following pick up times have been arranged for Easter intervention.
A provisional timetable for Summer 2017 exams is now available.
We have recently had a number of near miss accidents involving students travelling to and from school using their bicycles or scooters. This has included risky behaviour by students cutting in front of moving vehicles.
There will be an options information evening for parents of year 8 students on Monday the 23rd of January.
Please be aware both Year 10's and 11's will be completing mock exams week commencing Monday 28th November 2016.
Mr Best took the Year 10 boys and girls to the County Finals, representing Bassetlaw against all the other areas within Nottinghamshire.
Due to poor weather the outdoor tennis competition had to become the indoor tennis district qualifier and so Mr Wolverson and Miss Lee took a team of 4 boys and 4 girls to take on the other schools.
The year 8s were competing in their first competition of the year in rugby. The boys got off to a great start beating Retford Oaks by a comfortable score 4 tries to nil.
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