Welcome to Portal House

 

Portal House is a good school striving to provide outstanding education for students who have significant emotional, social and mental health needs.

We are committed to raising student aspiration in order that they may achieve the highest levels of academic attainment and personal development, thus improving their life chances and overall welfare.

We seek to do this by providing an engaging and individualized curriculum, expert teaching, strong pastoral support, and a wide range of stimulating enrichment opportunities.

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Art

Providing vital skills such as analysing works of art, reflecting on their own work as artists, designing and composing works of art.

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Science

Giving the students an in depth understanding of Physics, Chemistry as well as Biology. Topics covered included Anatomy, The Solar System, Metals; to name a few.

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Computing

Delivering a wide range of topics including; Python, Scratch, Ruby, CAD with use of 3D printers, robotics and building computers.

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Film Studies

Film language, Distribution details of pupils’ chosen film, Original pitch, designing a magazine cover, storyboarding original film idea.

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Design Technology

Design Technology offers students the chance to design, develop and realise their own ideas in 3 dimensions.

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Mathematics

Delivering a wide range of topics including; Geometry, Algebra, Measurements, Statistics and Problem Solving.

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English

Students study, dystopic writing; the craft of writing; studying for Functional Skills qualification as well as Punctuation and Grammar

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Physical Education

Students study the policy, practice, participation and promotion of physical education both within and beyond the National Curriculum.

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Headteacher’s Welcome

 Education Vision

Portal House is a good school striving to provide outstanding education for students who have significant emotional, social and mental health needs.

We are committed to raising student aspiration in order that they may achieve the highest levels of academic attainment and personal development, thus improving their life chances and overall welfare.

We seek to do this by providing an engaging and individualized curriculum, expert teaching, strong pastoral support, and a wide range of stimulating enrichment opportunities.

Core Aims 

  1. To secure for students high levels of educational attainment through a rigorous focus on progress.
  2. To enable students to develop personal resilience and self-awareness.
  3. To improve students’ social skills and foster good citizenship and social behaviour.
  4. To improve students’ social and cultural awareness.
  5. To prepare students for life beyond Portal House School.
  6. To ensure that identified additional needs of students are met.
  7. To ensure that all students leave Portal House with high levels of literacy and numeracy.
  8. To work effectively with schools, professionals and the community in sharing our expertise and developing inclusive opportunities for students.
  9. To develop a highly skilled workforce.

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2015 and beyond

Our long term vision is to have the capacity and confidence to deliver high quality education to young people with SEND to improve their educational outcomes and access to social opportunities.

We will achieve this by using our expertise and knowledge to develop well-planned, continuous academic, social and vocational streams of education, coupled with co-ordinated family support in ‘fit for purpose’ facilities.

Mrs R. Bradley