Dance Fitness

Do your pupils want to have FUN whilst being active? Then take part in our DDMIX competition taking place across the UK!

Full details available here: Darcey Email Invite V9 Interactive


Building Bridges, KS2 to KS3 Transition in Languages

ALL Portsmouth Primary Hub

Thursday 22 November 2018 @ 16:00 at Cottage Grove Primary School, Southsea

Marie Allen, local teacher and SLE for MFL in Portsmouth, will share the challenges and successes of planning a transition project for her Year Six pupils as they get ready to move to a new learning experience in Year Seven.

  • « ALL London Branch: The June Event 2018Come along and share your experiences of working with your feeder secondary – or primary – schools – it would be great to hear what’s happening with you!Refreshments will be provided from 15:30.For further information or to book your attendance, please contact Liz Lord ([email protected])
  • Focus: This year saw a pilot transition project for pupils moving from Year 6 into Year 7. The idea being that this would increase contact between secondary schools and their feeder schools as well as to continue to develop an understanding of good languages pedagogy in both Primary and Secondary schools. The key areas of work for the project included the development of storytelling skills, linking languages with inter-cultural understanding and providing opportunities to move from topic-based to skills-based learning.

School Attendance Campaign

On 12th June a workshop was held with schools to help prepare for a new school attendance campaign in the city. Participants looked at the key drivers for school absence in Portsmouth, the various audiences the campaign would have to target, the type of messages that should go out and the channels of communication that could be used.

Work is now in hand to develop some concepts which will be shared with schools later this term before the first phase of the campaign is launched in the Autumn term.

For further information please contact: [email protected]

School becomes first to achieve Artsmark Platinum Award for a second time

Admiral Lord Nelson School (ALNS) has become the first school in England to receive an Artsmark Platinum Award for the second time, achieving the highest level of recognition for its arts and cultural provision.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award recognising excellence in cultural education. It celebrates schools’ commitments to embedding arts across the curriculum and bringing creative learning to life for children and young people.

Admiral Lord Nelson has been involved with Artsmark since 2003 and was one of the first schools to achieve the Platinum Award when the programme was refreshed in 2015.  The new award recognises the school’s commitment to cultural education, which sees the arts strongly embedded across their whole curriculum and playing a key role in their School Improvement Plan.

UNICEF Recognition for Admiral Lord Nelson School

Admiral Lord Nelson School (ALNS) has been asked to represent all UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools at Downing Street for the official launch of Soccer Aid with UNICEF, in recognition of ALNS being the most active school in the UK with their UNICEF work.

15 of our RRSA student ambassadors are designing a playground challenge (the event planned for schools across the country to do as fundraising) which they will teach members of the cabinet and the soccer aid teams (led by Robbie Williams and Usain Bolt) to do in the grounds of Downing Street at the launch event. Two of the ALNS ambassadors will attend a meeting with the Prime Minister in 10 Downing Street with a small group of the UNICEF leaders just prior to the event.

Chris Lubbe to speak at ALNS Event 25.05.2018

On 25th May 2018, Admiral Lord Nelson School will be hosting a Global Learning event. This session will not only act as a ‘catch up’ for teachers in the city, but there will also be a special guest; the very inspirational, Chris Lubbe, who was previously one of Nelson Mandela’s bodyguards, will be speaking to the group.

This event will be taking place from 9.30am – 12.30pm at ALNS. For further information, please see the event flyer here. If you would be interested in attending, please email Julia Firth.

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