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  • 15/09/18

    Principal's Blog - 14th September 2018

    The students have settled well into school and many of the older students don’t feel they have been away. There have been a few issues this week that could have been resolved very quickly if I had been informed directly. If parents need to contact me, you may use the following ema...
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  • 09/09/18

    Principal's Blog - 7th September 2018

    I would like to welcome all of our students, new and old, to John Port Spencer Academy this September. It was wonderful to see the smart new uniform and manic enthusiasm from the Year 7 students on Wednesday. I have to admit they were looking a little tired by Friday night in the bus queues! W...
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  • 16/07/18

    Headteacher’s Blog 13th July 2018

    Year 10 students have competed their mock exams in the hottest temperatures this summer. The students behaved impeccably and despite the warm exam rooms and numerous fans blowing did not complain. We were visited by  28 local Year 6 students this week for the Primary Maths Challenge. The stu...
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  • 06/07/18

    Headteacher’s Blog 6th July 2018

    We have a film star in our Academy, as the BBC came in to film Mr Opara and talk about the move from football to education. Students were not be filmed or interviewed unless prior permission had been given. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we had our Year 6 students visiting for the induction days. They...
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  • 29/06/18

    Headteacher’s Blog 29th June 2018

    The Year 11 students had an amazing Prom at Pride Park on Thursday night. The students were dressed to impress and looked spectacular. They arrived at the stadium in some rather impressive vehicles including Ferraris, Porsche’s, Hummers and limousines.  They then walked up the red carpet...
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  • 22/06/18

    Headteacher’s Blog 22nd June 2018

    Thank you so much for all the positive messages for staff in particular those who have helped and supported the Year 11 students to reach their potential. It is always a good way to start the week to be able to praise the staff for their hard work and commitment to the students. I have been reall...
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  • 18/06/18

    Headteacher’s Blog - 15th June 2018

    After a busy few weeks, we are saying goodbye to our Year 11 students today at the end of the last exam in which all students are involved. The final exam is on June 21st. There were many tears and hugs around the Academy as students said goodbye to friends and teachers before departing on their ext...
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  • 08/06/18

    Headteacher’s Blog 8th June 2018

    Year 11 and Year 13 students were working hard revising during half term and they are coping remarkably well during this examination series. A number of students from Years 8-10 had an amazing trip to China during the holiday lead by Mrs Jones and Mr Stephenson. The behaviour and attitude of the...
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  • 19/05/18

    Headteacher's Blog - 18th May 2018

    The traditional warm weather for exam season is arriving next week. Students must still wear uniform with lanyards for identification purposes, although they will be encouraged to remove blazers during the exams. We will be providing bottled water for all students in all GCSE and GCE exams during th...
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  • 19/05/18

    Headteachers Blog - 11/05/18

    Following a wonderful weekend we have returned to the Academy this week under full steam with the exams rapidly approaching. I have had several conversations regarding uniform with parents this week, we are continuing to  raise  standards across all areas at John Port, and uniform is a...
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  • 09/05/18

    Head Teacher's Blog - 04/05/18

    We are all really proud of the Year 8 boy’s football team on winning the County cup! The boys beat Moor Farm 5-0 in the final. Congratulations to all the students involved and a huge. Thank you to Mr Collier for supporting the team. The sun has made a reappearance and the students are now b...
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  • 27/04/18

    Headteacher's Blog - 27/04/18

    A busy week in the Academy this week and we are struggling to keep warm following the glorious weather last week. The students have been very busy and I have some wonderful achievements to share. Amba king in Year 12 has had some amazing news that a children’s book that she has written and...
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