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Goodwin Academy is a vibrant and engaging key stage 3-5 mixed academy based in the heart of Deal.

Sponsored by the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), Goodwin Academy is part of a family of schools in Kent, Medway and Portsmouth. There are currently 17 academies in the trust including secondary and primary schools. TSAT is a successful and rapidly growing trust, ranked as the highest performing academy trust in the country for 2018 at KS4. It has high expectations for all academies, setting ambitious targets for pupils learning and progress.

At Goodwin, we are committed to transforming the life chances of our students, ensuring that all are supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. We deliver this through the BEST Agenda -‘Be Your Best’ with BEST being an acronym for B = Brilliance, E = Enrichment, S = Society and T = Thinking.

We pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate ethos, which enables our students to grow in a supportive atmosphere conducive to their development. Where students need additional support, we will look to meet their needs through our highly effective pastoral system.

The school has a thriving extra-curricular programme with many opportunities for students to grow their talents. In the sporting arena, the school has a wide range of very successful teams and have regular student productions, dance shows and exhibitions.

Ultimately, we aspire for our students to develop their academic and life skills, so that they become confident, well-rounded and contented individuals and are equipped and ready to be successful for the world of work and the challenges of the 21st Century.

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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 carers…

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 attainment…

The TSAT Governance Model is different to the way a governing body in a non-Academy or traditional school undertakes governance. Essentially, there are two elements to the governance of the TSAT Academies – local governance that is delivered via the…

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.

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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…