Following the Government’s decision that schools can re-open, we will open to Y6 pupils on Monday 1 June, mid morning, and we intend to open to pupils in nursery, reception and Y1 on 2 June. We are also making plans to provide face-to-face contact for Year 10 from 15 June but NB Government has indicated that only around a quarter of Y10 students are likely to be able to attend at any one time.
The Board has confirmed its arrangements to partially re-open schools (primary schools in the first instance) from 1 June. These arrangements are available here, together with specific safe working practices for staff working in administrative and office-based roles. The arrangements to partially re-open Ipswich Academy to Y10 students will be published as soon as these are available – which we anticipate will be sometime wc 8 June.
The Government has produced guidance on ‘What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.’
The Government has provided its definition of key workers. This is available here. Parents/carers have already been asked to indicate to their child/ren’s school if they feel that they qualify as a key worker. If you have already done so, but your status may now have changed or be unclear, please contact the school. If you have not yet contacted the school to say that you qualify as a key worker, and you would like your child to be in school, please let the school know urgently so that we can make plans.
Current government guidance is that vouchers for pupils who are eligible for free school meals will not be issued for the half term break. Given this, we will not be issuing vouchers next week. If government guidance changes we will issue vouchers as soon as we can.
World book day 2020 saw pupils and staff from across the Trust dressing up as characters from their favourite books. A big well done to everyone that got involved. See below gallery for some of our favourites from Ipswich Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, and Solebay Primary Academy. More to follow next week!
The Solebay Kickz took first place in the regional dance competition, see the tweet below for more information.
For the third time in a year, a Paradigm school has been praised by Ofsted. The recent inspection of Solebay Primary Academy re-confirmed the school as good (and it may be outstanding). Our focus is on developing and sustaining great schools and the full report – read here – shows that we are doing just that. Our pupils feel safe and well cared for, work hard, like coming to school, are polite and well-mannered. We look forward to welcoming Ofsted back to Solebay to learn more.
As part of Anti Bullying week, Staff and Pupils at Solebay Primary Academy sported odd socks as a show of solidarity and support.
Year 6 pupils across our Primaries have been sitting their SATs tests. We are very proud of all their hard work.
Here are Y6 pupils from Piper’s Vale enjoying a well earned visit to the park after their tests finished.
Spring has sprung, and our pupils have been waiting for chicks and ducklings to hatch, after carefully looking after their eggs.
Chick from Culloden
Sunshine the first duckling to hatch at Murrayfield
Ducklings at Old Ford
Bouncer, first duckling at Solebay
Pupils in Year 2 at Solebay Primary Academy have been learning about the importance of healthy eating and having 5 portions of fruit or vegetables each day. In the Design Technology, lesson, pupils created healthy wraps. They loved eating the colourful vegetables!