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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 18 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. Students will experience challenge in all its forms on a daily basis and will feel what it is like to be challenged. In turn, they will themselves challenge intelligently, and that spirit will be quickly realised from the moment the pupils first enter the school.

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 look forward to welcoming you to our amazing School.

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Goodwin Academy focuses on excellence for all of our students.  We hope that every student has a happy, healthy and successful education and we have high expectations that our students work hard and follow the rules of conduct…

Goodwin Academy is a member of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a successful growing family of schools that work together to improve the life chances of all its children and young people. It makes fulfilment, personal development and support of its…

Following the current pandemic, the government has provided funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning so schools can meet the curriculum expectations for the next…

If any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility and is unable to provide childcare at home, you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we…

Be Your Best 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…

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Examination Results

Exam Results and Performance Tables Our latest performance results can be viewed on the government: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/146624/goodwin-academy/secondary

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 which is delivered via the…

Students at Goodwin Academy are divided into five Houses named after famous people. These Houses provide opportunities for students to compete in House competitions throughout the year and to support fundraising for their chosen charities. Students can earn points…

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