A group of school superheroes at Arundel Court Primary Academy attended a thank you tea party with parents/carers, senior school staff and council leaders to celebrate an important milestone, after Portsmouth's community thanked over 500+ primary, secondary and specialist school staff across the city. 

Families across Portsmouth are continuing to recognise the school superheroes who go above and beyond for the city's children and young people. We've reached an incredible milestone in our thank a school superhero initiative and have now received over 500 messages!

If you know someone in a primary or secondary school who deserves a big thank you, there is still time to share a special message with them. The deadline for the thank a school superhero initiative has been extended, inviting people who live in Portsmouth to recognise someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

It has been fantastic to see so many diverse shoutouts for our school staff across the city over the last few weeks. We have had an astounding number of messages for the thank a superhero campaign. Meet Louise, who is a teacher at the Mary Rose School. She is another school superhero who has been recognised by a colleague in the city.

"Thank you" was the word used by pupils at a Portsmouth school who have celebrated the launch of an initiative to recognise their classroom superheroes. Pupils at Meon Way Federation hosted a special launch event in support of school staff who have gone above and beyond for them.

We've been overwhelmed by families nominating their school superheroes. From teachers to administrative staff, we've been blown away by the response so far. Meet Caroline, who works at Trafalgar School as a HR officer. She is one of the many school superheroes who've been recognised by a parent in the city. 

A mum whose child attends a King's Academy school in Portsmouth has praised the efforts of one staff member who went above and beyond the call of duty. 

They are now being recognised as part of our 'thank a school superhero' initiative that shines a light on those who go the extra mile for children and young people. 

If you know someone who has gone above and beyond for your family and works in a city school, Teach Portsmouth are calling on parents and carers to give a big collective thank you.

Every year, we look back at the education landscape in the city with Councillor Suzy Horton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council. In this year's edition, Suzy shares her standout moments as she reflects on the last 12 months in the city. 

With teacher training applications up by a third on 2019, many people are considering their career options during COVID-19. Teaching provides a rewarding career for those looking to use experience gained from industry to make a difference.

Every year, organisations celebrate World Teacher Day to recognise the efforts of teachers, support staff and leaders in education. With COVID-19 impacting our day to day lives, this year's theme focuses on the resilience of teachers around the world and their amazing achievements.

If you're considering a career in teaching, it can be useful to hear from qualified teachers about what it's like to be one.

Teaching is a rewarding career with great benefits, including a competitive salary and opportunities for career progression. We asked several Portsmouth teachers what the best thing about the profession is and what you can expect from it. 

Since July, we've been asking families in Portsmouth to share their words of thanks for the city's teachers, support teams and senior leaders who have supported them throughout the pandemic. We've chosen some of our favourites to share with you.

In June, UCAS revealed a 12% increase in teacher training applications nationally. As applications for teaching training begin to close, we take a look at three newly qualified teachers in the city who have been an inspiration to their communities. 

As the summer holidays officially begin, Portsmouth's school pupils and their families are being invited to say thanks to the teachers and school staff who have supported them throughout lockdown.

Last year, Teach Portsmouth invited pupils and staff from Portsmouth's schools and colleges to take part in the My Teacher on a Postcard competition. We asked pupils to create a piece of artwork or written work on the theme of my teacher .

Join us as we look back at the competition that showed us how much Portsmouth's young people value their inspiring teachers.

We've been blown away by inspirational accounts of teachers supporting keyworker and vulnerable children during this time in Portsmouth. To celebrate the amazing work which is happening locally, we've interviewed graduates from training providers to inspire you into teaching.