On 18 November, senior leaders, foundation stage co-ordinators and practitioners from across London attended a development day which was hosted by Culloden Primary staff.
The focus of the day was to share Culloden’s innovative early years practice, supporting families and their children before they begin nursery. Attendees also had the opportunity to observe a range of lessons being taught in nursery and reception classes.
The feedback from attendees was very positive:
- “The children are so school ready and the teaching and learning is so rich. The school has such a lovely, welcoming feel. Thank you for having us.”
- “I value the opportunity to talk, ask questions and see teaching in action.”
- “Great EYFS expertise throughout the phase, consistent outstanding teaching and a great assessment procedure to trace progress over time.”
Three of our Y11 students have published an insightful critique of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absent Friends, which was recently performed by London Classic Theatre at the New Wolsey Theatre. The full review is available here. Well done all!
Paradigm Trust is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Train to Teach Roadshow event on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich. The event will be open to the public between 5 and 8pm. Information will be available as to the primary and secondary opportunities available within Paradigm Trust, both in Ipswich and in London. Information concerning our subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) offer will also be available.
Further information, including booking, is available here.
Diary date – Paradigm Trust will also be exhibiting at the Chelmsford event (24 November) and the Norwich event (11 February 2016).
Improving standards and raising attainment for all children, regardless of background, has won ‘Gold Club’ status for Culloden Primary. Ben Carter, principal, commented, “The award recognises the results achieved by our pupils. We will continue to make sure that every pupil receives the education they deserve and will be sharing our teaching practice with other schools.” The academy achieved high attainment for its pupils in all subjects at key stage 2 last year.
This story was originally published in the Docklands and East London Advertiser (15 October 2015).
We offer initial teacher education (primary and secondary, all subject areas) through our salaried School Direct programme. As a trainee teacher you will have access to invaluable school and classroom experience that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you will need to become an excellent class teacher.
This programme is for graduates and career changer graduates wishing to train to become teachers. We are also able to offer parallel, salaried training opportunities for strong candidates (secondary only) who do not have a degree but who can demonstrate clear aptitude and desire to develop a teaching career. We would consider applications for salaried training places from school leavers who have, or are predicted to achieve, strong A levels (or equivalent) and can demonstrate an interest in, and experience of, working with children and young people.
More information is available here.
Please click here to access the press release relating to Ipswich Academy.
A FAQ document relating to Ipswich Academy can be accessed here.
Amanda Phillips, Executive Principal, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for her services to education, in the New Year 2015 Honours List. She received her honour at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 12 June.
We are all extremely proud that Amanda’s contribution to education has been recognised in this way. Her dedication over many years to the pupils and families in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, other London Boroughs and as a national leader of education has been second to none. There are many in education and many thousands of children to whose lives she has made a very significant difference over the years.
After a highly successful year for all our academies, we wish pupils, parents, carers, staff, governors, directors and all friends/associates of Paradigm Trust a happy summer break. We look forward to working with you all again from September!
Please click here for press release.
Pupils at Old Ford Primary have continued to develop excellent video editing and production skills. Videos can be viewed on the Paradigm Trust YouTube channel. Anfal’s video Adventures in Chocolate is definitely worth a look – fingers crossed it doesn’t melt in this hot weather 🙂