Culloden Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust | 24/09/2018

Culloden Pupils visit Countryside Live

Year 1 pupils from Culloden Primary Academy recently had the opportunity to visit Countryside Live and saw a sheep show.

Sheep show at Countryside Live

They also went on a hunt for mini-beasts and, despite the rain, thoroughly enjoyed their time out of the city.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 23/07/2018

Paradigm Trust at the Troxy

On Friday 20th July, pupils from Culloden, Old Ford and Solebay Academies joined together to perform a concert to parents and guests at the Troxy in Limehouse. The pupils shone and demonstrated how hard they had worked learning their music, expertly led by Holly Clark and her Love2Sing team. Also taking part were students from Ipswich academy, who performed a drumming number and a number from the band and choir.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | 15/07/2018

Ipswich Schools Summer concert

On Friday 13th July, students and pupils from our three academies in Ipswich came together for their first ever joint Summer concert.

The sun was shining, and all the students and pupils involved put on an amazing show. The event was supported by many families.

Schools in London will be celebrating with a concert on Friday 20th July at the Troxy in Limehouse.

 

Culloden Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust | 17/05/2018

Assistant Principal for Culloden Primary Academy’s Deaf Support Base – closing date Monday 4th June at 9am

Culloden Primary Academy is seeking an energetic and innovative individual to join the leadership team and lead the Deaf Support Base within the academy.

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To receive a recruitment pack please email hr@paradigmtrust.org.

Culloden Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust | 16/05/2018

Culloden pupils visit the Tate Modern

On Tuesday 24th April 2018, 26 pupils from Y3, Y4 and Y5 classes at Culloden Primary visited the Tate Modern to take part in the ASSEMBLY yearly event. All pupils and adults enjoyed looking at various pieces of art from different contemporary artists. One of the activities involved building structures using foam materials. We are very proud to announce that two of our Y5 pupils, Maya and Bushra, were filmed and interviewed to give their opinions about art in the cities.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | 05/03/2018

Paradigm Trust appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Paradigm Trust today announced the appointment of Bill Holledge as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Trust. Bill has been Chief Operating Officer and acting CEO for the last nine months.

David Willis, Chairman of the Board, said, “The Trust has undertaken a thorough search for our new Chief Executive, and we are delighted to be appointing Bill to the role. In a field of strong candidates, his vision for the future of the Trust and how we should get there was a compelling proposition. This, combined with the contribution that he has made while in the interim role, made him the unanimous choice for the position.”

Bill Holledge commented “I am delighted to have been asked to take on the CEO role on a permanent basis. I am a passionate advocate of Paradigm Trust’s vision of giving children the educational opportunities they deserve, and a firm believer that the key to improving standards is great teaching. Everything we do is about improving outcomes for our students and I am very much looking forward to working with students, staff, parents/carers and our local communities to continue doing just that.”

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Culloden Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust | 19/01/2018

Mercers’ visit to Culloden Primary Academy

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Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 28/07/2017

Memorial Event for Amanda Phillips CBE

Paradigm Trust would like to invite you to attend a Memorial Event to celebrate the professional life and achievements of Amanda Phillips CBE (invitation link below).

In planning the date and time, we have tried to accommodate the needs of people who have professional and family commitments and may be travelling some distance to attend. We have chosen a venue in Tower Hamlets since this is where Amanda spent the majority of her working life.

The memorial event has been confirmed for Saturday 9th September 2017.

Please extend this invitation to friends, colleagues and associates who would like to attend.

To confirm your attendance please RSVP by 11th August 2017 to emma.vehit@paradigmtrust.org.

Memorial Invitation

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 28/06/2017

Message from David Willis

I wanted to take this is opportunity to update you all on some of the decisions that have been taken during this difficult period to ensure our schools have the right support in place.

I am pleased to be able to tell you that Neil Winn has been appointed interim principal of Murrayfield Primary Academy and his appointment will run until December 2018.

Bill Holledge will continue to provide continuity and support but he has been promoted to the new role of Chief Operating Officer for Paradigm Trust. Bill has worked as a key part of the trust’s senior team since 2015, helping in many aspects of its management. His knowledge and experience will be of tremendous value during this time of transition.

This is the first time that the trust has had a chief operating officer. The creation of the role was something Amanda, Bill and I were working towards and, following Amanda’s tragic death, the board decided to accelerate this process.

Working closely with the board and the principals, Bill will assume responsibility for much of the trust’s day-to-day management while we go through the process of appointing a new CEO.

A number of Paradigm colleagues have also agreed to take on new/broader roles:

  • Claire Brunning, systems and data support across the Trust
  • Emma Vehit, interim company secretary
  • Ian Arnold, premises support across the Trust
  • Polly Jones, finance management across both Murrayfield and Ipswich Academy.

The Paradigm Board has also reflected carefully on the plans for Piper’s Vale Community Primary (Ipswich) to join the Trust as an academy. Paradigm’s strategy in Ipswich is to build a cluster of primary schools which will feed into Ipswich Academy. The regional schools commissioner/Department for Education asked Paradigm to take on Piper’s Vale some time ago and, since then, we have been working through the legal and other steps to enable Piper’s Vale Primary Academy to join Paradigm on 1 September 2017. The Board met last week and has agreed to proceed, notwithstanding Amanda passing away, in the light of a clear recommendation from Bill and the principals. We anticipate that Piper’s Vale will have its current headteacher, Paul Arch, in post when it joins the trust. The Board has asked Ben Carter to take on the role of executive principal over Piper’s Vale, working alongside Paul to ensure rapid improvements in outcomes and the quality of teaching. Ben will continue in his role as principal at Culloden, with members of his leadership team providing operational management on days when he is at Piper’s Vale.

Please join me in welcoming all the above staff to their new roles.

David Willis
Chair, Paradigm Trust

Culloden Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | 18/06/2017

Vacancy for teaching assistants – London primary schools – closing date Monday 3 July 2017, 9am

An opportunity has arisen for teaching assistants to join Paradigm’s London primary schools.

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Last updated June 18, 2017