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Face Coverings 
From Monday 28th September when visiting the Academy including Academy grounds, all parents/carers must now wear a face covering. This includes dropping off your child to and from school, unless you remain in your vehicle. This rule also applies to any visitors entering the Academy site and building. Any visiting adult or child over the age of 12 not wearing a face covering may be asked to leave the premises unless exempt. 
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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.

I hope our website provides a ‘flavour’ of what Goodwin Academy has to offer. However, there is no substitute for visiting us in person and we look forward to welcoming you to meet our students, staff and wider school community.

Simon Smith
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