Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | December 13, 2017

Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer – closing date Friday 19th January (midnight)

We are now looking for an ambitious and energetic leader to work alongside the Board and senior colleagues to continue our success story. You will have a reputation for delivering excellence, within the schools sector, with the ability to inspire confidence in parents, colleagues, stakeholders and pupils alike. Strategic in approach and with a genuine understanding of the education landscape, your leadership skills will help us navigate growth and change and position the Trust as a beacon for others to follow.

This is a genuine opportunity to make a real difference, to build a legacy and to work with progressive like-minded professionals who share your passion for excellence in teaching and learning.

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For further information email sharon.saggu@penna.com or call 020 3751 3389 to arrange a confidential discussion with our advisor Roger Russell at Penna Executive Search.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | November 11, 2017

Associate Principal vacancy (Suffolk Primaries) – closing date Monday 20th November at 9am

Paradigm Trust is seeking to appoint an associate principal to work across its Suffolk primary schools, providing significant additional school improvement capacity.

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Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | November 3, 2017

Premises Assistant – closing date Friday, 24 November 2017 at 9am 

Paradigm Trust is seeking to recruit a premises assistant to work within our small premises team supporting our Ipswich based academies (Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy and Pipers Vale Primary Academy). The successful candidate will report directly to the Paradigm Trust premises manager.

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Please return all completed applications to hr@paradigmtrust.org.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | November 3, 2017

HR Officer (Suffolk academies) – closing date Tuesday 14th November at 8am

An opportunity has arisen for an HR Officer to work within the Trust’s HR team. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing a professional, efficient and effective HR administration service to the Trust and its Suffolk academies. This will be a demanding, varied and highly challenging role that will provide an excellent career opportunity for an exceptional individual.

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Please return all completed applications to hr@paradigmtrust.org.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | November 1, 2017

Vacancy for Finance Manager

Paradigm Trust is currently looking to recruit an accomplished finance
professional who would take responsibility for all financial aspects of the
organisation. Offering an excellent salary plus benefits, this is a fantastic and
rewarding opportunity to play a key role as part of a forward-thinking academy
trust.

Advertisement – Finance Manager

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | October 30, 2017

Vacancies for class teachers

Class Teachers required in Ipswich Primaries

Paradigm Trust is seeking to recruit class teachers to work in both Murrayfield Primary Academy and Piper’s Vale Primary Academy.

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Please return all completed applications to hr@paradigmtrust.org.

Class Teachers required in London Primaries

Paradigm Trust is seeking to recruit class teachers to work in its three London primary academies. These are Culloden Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy and Solebay Primary Academy.

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Please return all completed applications to hr@paradigmtrust.org.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | July 28, 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 | June 28, 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, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | June 12, 2017

Update on plans to celebrate Amanda Phillips’ life

Amanda will be buried at a private, family only ceremony in the next few weeks. Before that, Paradigm Trust will compile all the messages of condolences that it has received and present them to her family.

We will also be organising events to remember Amanda and celebrate her life and achievements for the children and adults across all the schools. We will be able to update you further as these plans make progress.

David Willis
Chair

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | June 3, 2017

Update

As of Monday 5 June, there will be books of condolences in each of the Paradigm schools. It is also possible to send messages of condolences via email – condolences@paradigmtrust.org. All messages will be read and then collated to be passed back to Amanda’s family.

The directors of Paradigm Trust have decided that Bill Holledge will be in charge of Murrayfield Primary on an interim basis until further notice. Bill is an experienced primary headteacher with a strong track record of school improvement who has worked closely with Amanda for more than ten years. He has the full support of the Board. Bill will work closely with the existing senior team at Murrayfield, including experienced leaders from across Paradigm Trust.

The Board is very aware that there is a need for stability and consistency at Murrayfield and is working to ensure that this is delivered.

David Willis

Chair

Last updated June 3, 2017