On 13th September, Ipswich Academy had an Ofsted monitoring inspection visit. Below is a link to the letter received from the HMI inspector who led the inspection.
Students, staff and parents/carers should be incredibly proud of the comments that are made in the letter. The progress that has been made is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Ipswich Academy.
The letter is overwhelmingly positive. Here are some of the key messages:
“Senior leaders and the multi-academy trust (MAT) are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement in order for the school to become good.”
“Behaviour has been transformed. Your school is a calm place where disruption is rare.”
“Relationships between leaders, staff and pupils ensure a highly productive atmosphere for learning and a positive ethos around the school.”
“A consistent approach to the delivery of lessons is apparent across the school. Year 11 pupils consider this to be one of the major improvements in recent years.”
“You have maintained a broad curriculum at key stage 3 and at key stage 4. A wide range of courses meet the needs and interests of pupils and enable them to achieve well in their chosen options.”
A copy of the full letter can be found here: Monitoring Letter Oct 18
Ipswich Academy students recently received their GCSE results. They made good progress, in line with national benchmarks, and this is a testament to the extremely hard work of our students and staff, as well as the support of parents/carers and the local community.
On Friday 20th July, Ipswich Academy took four coaches of Year 7 and Year 10 students to Boulogne-sur-Mer in Northern France. Highlights included a trip to a chocolate factory where students made their own chocolate and a visit to Nausicaa, Europe’s largest sealife centre.
Students ordered food in French, and it was good to see the older students supporting the Year 7s.
Students were very enthusiastic, even at 4am, and their conduct throughout the trip was excellent. They were a credit to Ipswich Academy and Paradigm Trust.
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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.
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.
Cover Supervisor – Ipswich Academy – closing date Monday 16th July 2018
Paradigm Trust is seeking to recruit a Cover Supervisor to work at Ipswich Academy.
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To celebrate Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June 2018, Scottish Power launched a ‘No Waste World!’ education challenge. In teams, students were invited to investigate the sources of waste from their home or school and design a plan to reduce, reuse and recycle to achieve zero waste by 2020.
We are proud to announce that students Aviha, Kara, Katie and Kara from Ipswich Academy won the challenge! They were awarded £500 for the Academy’s science faculty. The Judges were impressed with their enthusiasm and the level of detail in their presentation.
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Please click the link below to read a story in the Ipswich Star:
Due to the relocation of our finance function, Paradigm Trust is looking to build an Accounts Payable team responsible for all aspects of end to end Accounts Payable. We are seeking to appoint a number of Accounts Payable Clerks to be based at Ipswich Academy.
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