Opportunities to join as Head of Department for English or mathematics
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.
Best ever results at Ipswich Academy!
We have been celebrating with students today, as they collected the best set of results in the academy’s history.
- Students have made more progress than the national benchmark.
- 48.4% of students achieved A*-C grades in both English and mathematics. This is a marked improvement compared to 31% last year.
- 83.6% of students have made expected progress in English. This compares very favourably to last year’s national average of 69%. 41.1% of students made more than expected progress in English – compared to 30% nationally.
- 61.1% of students have made expected progress in mathematics. This is a major improvement compared to last year (33%).
- 39.2% of students have achieved A*-C grades in five subjects (including English and mathematics). This is a significant improvement compared to last year’s figure of 24.4%.
Amanda Phillips, our Principal, commented: We would like to congratulate our students on their GCSE results this year, which are the result of an enormous amount of work carried out by staff, students and parents/carers to raise standards in a very short period of time. I am delighted by the massive steps that we have achieved since September of last year, and results show that our efforts are paying off. However, we know this is just the beginning and there is still a lot to be accomplished at Ipswich Academy, but we are confident we will continue to see enhanced results year on year.
Changes to the Paradigm Trust Board of Directors
Please click here to view a letter relating to changes to the Paradigm Trust Board of Directors.
Guidance for parents/carers on eSafety
Please click here to access the fourth edition of Digital Parenting, a publication which helps young people and their families to get the most out of digital technologies, as well as dealing with any challenges that they might bring.
…and a happy new year from all at Paradigm Trust. We look forward to working with all our pupils/students and their parents/carers, as well as staff and other supporters, in the new year.
Year 11 students debut as theatre critics!
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!
Train to teach with Paradigm – applications open on 27 October
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.
Paradigm Trust Takes Over Control of Ipswich Academy
Please click here to access the press release relating to Ipswich Academy.
A FAQ document relating to Ipswich Academy can be accessed here.
Paradigm Trust to become new sponsor for Ipswich Academy
Please read our press release, dated 23 March 2015, for more information.