Neil Winn, currently interim principal of Murrayfield Primary Academy in Ipswich, is to become the school’s permanent principal with immediate effect.
Neil became interim principal in June 2017 following the death of the then principal Amanda Phillips. Since then, Neil has worked hard to improve the teaching and results in the school to deliver the outstanding education that every child deserves.
Neil Winn, principal at Murrayfield Primary Academy said:
“I am delighted to accept the position of Principal at Murrayfield. We have made good progress but I am looking forward to working with my colleagues and the parents / carers to continue our efforts to ensure every one of our pupils receives the outstanding education that they are entitled to. We are also looking forward to our first Ofsted inspection as an academy so that we can demonstrate what has been achieved.”
Bill Holledge, chief executive of Paradigm Trust, said:
“Neil has done a great job at Murrayfield so was an obvious choice to take on the permanent role and was unanimously appointed by the Board of Directors. During his time at the school, he has overseen real improvements for the pupils and we are confident that under his leadership there will be more exciting developments to look forward to in the future”.
Prior to joining Paradigm Trust, Neil was Principal Headteacher – Curriculum and Teaching and Learning – at Sacred Heart RC Comprehensive School in Teeside for five years before joining the BMAT Forest Hall School in Essex as Deputy Headteacher till 2017.
For further enquiries, please contact the Paradigm Trust media team on 020 7618 9100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editor
Paradigm Trust is a multi-academy trust, formed in September 2013, when the two founding schools, Old Ford Primary Academy and Culloden Primary Academy, converted to academy status. In September 2014, Solebay Primary Academy transferred to Paradigm Trust and Ipswich Academy in September 2015. In 2017, Murrayfield Primary Academy and Piper’s Vale Primary Academy became part of the trust.
Pupils at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy recently held a disco with a Halloween theme. Pictured below are some of the amazing costumes the pupils wore. Much fun was had by both pupils and staff!
Nursery pupils at Solebay Primary Academy had the opportunity to go visit Bethnal Green fire station where they met firefighters and learned about fire safety.
Each week at Old Ford Primary, pupils who have received values awards have a treat. Here are some pupils celebrating with cake, with Principal, Kevin Jones.
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
Old Ford had a wonderful mention in London Post, celebrating their Centre of Excellence status.
You can read the full story here:
Year 1 pupils from Culloden Primary Academy recently had the opportunity to visit Countryside Live and saw a sheep show.
They also went on a hunt for mini-beasts and, despite the rain, thoroughly enjoyed their time out of the city.
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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