Following Ofsted’s visit to Ipswich Academy in October, the inspectors have now published their report (attached below). We are delighted that this shows the school has taken great strides forward and is continuing to improve.
When Paradigm Trust took over the management of Ipswich Academy in 2015, it was rated by Ofsted as ‘inadequate’. We are pleased to say that this new report rates the school as ‘requires improvement’. While this is still below where we want the school to be, it shows we are on the right track and the changes we have introduced are having the desired effect.
We are particularly pleased that the report praises the school’s management. It says: ‘high quality leadership…has transformed the school’ and ‘leaders and staff share the same vision and ambition, and show a relentless drive to improve the school further’. This is clear recognition from Ofsted of the work taking place to transform Ipswich Academy into a school of which we can all be proud.
Reacting to this new Ofsted report, Amanda Phillips, chief executive, said: “This is great news. The report shows that the inspectors are seeing the results of our efforts. Real progress has been made, and by maintaining our commitment, we can bring about powerful and lasting change to this school.
“By working together – staff, parents and pupils – we have the opportunity to transform Ipswich Academy into a vibrant and high performing school.”
A big thank you to everyone who has supported the school and its staff.
The interim executive board (IEB) of Murrayfield Community Primary School has invited Paradigm Trust to attend an open meeting on Tuesday 22 November at 2:30pm at the school. The meeting is to discuss the likely conversion of the school to academy status and it then joining Paradigm Trust. Amanda Phillips, chief executive officer of Paradigm Trust, will attend and will respond to all questions raised.
Last September Ipswich Academy became the fourth school to become part of Paradigm Trust. There is a vacancy for a senior leader who is seeking to make an outstanding contribution. You will need to be open to fresh challenges, have high energy and commitment levels and work to the highest standards. The rewards are excellent, with Performance Related Pay for the best teachers.
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The Board of Directors of Paradigm Trust has announced the appointment of David Willis as Chairman of the Board. The full press release can be found here.
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Paradigm Trust is seeking to recruit qualified class teachers to work in its primary academies, all of which are based in Tower Hamlets.
The application pack (linked below) includes the job advert for the role, a blank application form and the job description with the person specification. Applications from NQTs, and those expecting to have qualified in time for 1st September 2016, are warmly invited.
- Closing date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 3rd February 2016.
- Interview date/times: Tuesday 9th February 2016 and Wednesday 10th February 2016.
Your personal statement must address all aspects of the person specification if you are to be successfully short listed.
Please note that as this post involves working with children, your suitability in this area will be tested at interview along with other key selection criteria detailed in the person specification. If you are successfully short listed, you will be asked to bring with you either an original driving licence, passport or full birth certificate plus a document such as a utility bill or financial statement that shows your name and current address, so that we may meet our statutory obligation to check your identity.
If successful, you will also be required to complete an enhanced DBS (formally known as CRB) disclosure form either immediately prior to, or shortly following appointment. Furthermore, you are also requested to bring originals of any educational and/or professional qualifications upon which your application relies.
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