Amanda Phillips CBE
Amanda joined the Board of Directors of Paradigm Trust in September 2013. She was also a member of the education committee and the operations and finance committee.
Amanda was the CEO of Paradigm Trust and, since 1 January 2017, also the principal of Murrayfield Primary Academy.
Amanda became the headteacher of Old Ford Primary School in March 2003. She became the headteacher of Culloden Primary Academy in August 2006, as well as the executive headteacher. Both schools are now rated outstanding by Ofsted. Amanda led Ipswich Academy out of special measures, as principal.
Amanda led on school improvement work for the trust. Amanda was also a national leader in education and she regularly advised on school improvement in other schools and educational establishments. She was often approached by national media to speak on current educational matters.
Amanda was accountable to the department for education (DfE) and the board of directors of Paradigm Trust in addition to over 2,100 pupils and their families for high service delivery. She made sure that the trust’s vision and values were secured and articulated whilst determining a high professional development strategy for all 400+ employees.
Amanda died on 31 May 2017.