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From September 2017 we will be increasing our nursery capacity from 55 places to 75 places. Feel free to contact the school for a place.

 

Minister congratulates Portland Spencer Academy

Pupils at Portland Spencer Academy are celebrating after receiving a letter from Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP. The letter congratulated them on results which place their school performance amongst the very best in the country.

As Minister for School Standards, Nick Gibb MP is responsible for monitoring performance in schools.

Results for the 2016-17 academic year have now been analysed, and Portland Spencer has been identified as amongst the top 2% of schools for progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Successes build on the school's ASPIRE pact, which encourages exciting learning and a culture of high expectations.

Mr Gibb offered his congratulations to the Principal of Portland Spencer Academy, Kate Green, in a letter received this week.

He said: "I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils on the very high level of progress that pupils in your school have made."

Click here for the full article.

 

 

Challenge Partners 2017

Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review November 2017 found many positive indicators and for the second year in a row, judged the school to be outstanding in all areas. As a school, we have continued to make excellent progress since the last report and are proud of our achievements. 

Deepening the understanding of children's learning through a mastery approach in Mathematics was confirmed as an Area of Excellent Practice. 

The use of resources and effective questioning to help pupils master all areas of mathematics was observed as strengths across the school. This was evident through discussions with staff, senior leaders and pupils and supported by evidence in classrooms. The high quality teaching of mathematics was also highly commended in our most recent Ofsted report, January 2017. 

If you would like to read the full report please find it here...

 


Click here to read the Principal's Message.

 

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Meeting Dates

2018-19
Autumn Term School Effectiveness Committee 2 October 2018
 

Finance and Business Development

LGB

20 November 2018
Spring Term

Finance and Business Development

School Effectiveness Committee

29 January 2019
  LGB 5 March 2019
Summer Term

School Effectiveness Committee

Finance and Business Development

7 May 2019
  LGB 16 July 2019

 

Documents

Governance is the process by which any organisation or group organises in order to be able to make decisions. In schools, this includes the governing body, who are responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately.

As a member school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of Portland Spencer Academy ultimately derives to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Spencer Academies Trust. In common with all Spencer schools, Portland Spencer Academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board.

The powers defining the legal relationship between Portland Spencer Academy and The Spencer Academies Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.

The Scheme of Delegation used at Portland Spencer Academy can be found here.

The Trust governor handbook can be found here.

A copy of other Trust governance documents are available here.

 

Local Governing Body

NAME ROLES APPOINTED END OF TERM PECUNIARY INTERESTS ATTENDANCE 2018-19

David Kirkham

Chair

Community Governor

Finance and Business Development

April 2014  April 2019 None 100% 

Claire Lindley

Vice Chair

Parent Governor

Finance and Business Development

School Effectiveness

September 2015  September 2019 None  100%  

Kate Green

Principal

School Effectiveness

Finance and Business Development

September 2015   None 100%  

Steve Follows

Community Governor

Finance and Business Development

October 2015  October 2019 None  100%  

Kayleigh Beers

Parent Governor

School Effectiveness

November 2016  November 2016 None  100%  

Luke Tantum

Staff Governor

School Effectiveness

Finance and Business Development

March 2018 March 2022 None  100%  

 

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Universal Infant Free Meals

At Spencer Academies Catering, we believe that a nutritious hot meal at lunchtime is so much better value than a packed lunch, even more so when it is free!

We just want to take this opportunity to remind you that if you have a child in reception, year 1 or year 2, your child is entitled to enjoy a school meal for free every day.

The average saving per child is around £450 a school year. The other advantage is you will save on the time preparing the packed lunch.

Even if your child is entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal it is still important to confirm eligibility, this will ensure your school will be in a position to obtain further funding from central government to provide additional support to your child. This funding is also referred to as Pupil Premium. Please check with your school to see what is available to you.

We would love to hear from you and welcome all ideas and suggestions to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service.

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School Times

8.45am

School Starts

10.30am

Playtime

11:45am – 12:45pm

Foundation Lunch

12:00pm – 1:00pm

KS1 & 2 Lunch

3:15pm

School Finishes

 

 

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