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Our School

Goodwin Academy is a vibrant and engaging Key Stage 3-5 mixed Academy which is sponsored by Thinking Schools Academy Trust.

Our core aim is to bring out the best in everyone, so that all students achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. Our wish is for every student to have a successful and enjoyable education. We believe it is our responsibility to create an environment where every young person is able to develop and become a confident, well-rounded and motivated individual and to aspire to be the best that they can be.

The curriculum at Goodwin Academy is more than a list of subjects: it is both broad and engaging. Students will experience interesting, inspiring and innovative classroom practice. We offer a whole host of enriching extra-curricular activities in addition to quality advice, support and guidance to help our students to progress and grow academically, personally and vocationally.

We recognise and celebrate diversity and understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not appropriate for the unique individuals we serve. We pride ourselves on our high expectations for academic achievement, conduct and behaviour.

We aim to develop our students by providing them with opportunities to pursue their passions and dreams, advance their abilities and potential, and nurture a love of learning. There is an ethos of care and support at Goodwin Academy combined with driving ambition of the staff as they encourage every student to explore their talents and abilities.

In this section

Our newsletters are a great way to find out what has been happening at Goodwin Academy including student achievements.

Goodwin Academy opened on 1st July 2016 and to date has not been inspected, therefore, the Academy does not yet have an Ofsted report. Ofsted Reports website Parent View is an online questionnaire that allows parents and…

We are all now living in a digital world. The choices we make online are as important as the choices we make in the real world. At Goodwin Academy we recognise this and want to provide our community…

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is made up of a family of schools that work together to “improve the life chances” of all our children and young people. We share a common mission to nurture all children to…

As part of The Thinking School Academy Trust a number of policies are in place across the trust that apply to all member academies and these can be found here at www.tsatrust.org.uk/about/policies Goodwin Academy specific policies can be found…

Pupil Premium is funding that is available for students that have been ‘looked after’, adopted or have had free school meals in the last six years.  The main objective of Pupil Premium is to reduce to gap in…

Designated Safeguarding Leads – The Designated Safeguarding Lead is responsible for ensuring all safeguarding protocols and procedures are followed for all instances that occur in the Academy.

Support Staff Administration Principal’s PA/ Office Manager: Miss Danielle Bowden Facilities Manager: Mrs Sam Joyce Data Manager: Mrs Marianne Cureton Exams Officer: Mrs Joanne Miles Work Experience Co-ordinator/EVC Admin: Miss Kira Stewart Cover Manager: Mrs Kay Targett Cover Supervisor:…

What is a Thinking School? An educational community in which all members share a common commitment to giving regular careful thought to everything that takes place. This involves both students and staff learning how to think reflectively, critically and…

Catch-Up 7 Funding The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). The range of…