Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 28/02/2016

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.

Culloden Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 18/01/2016

Join us – class teachers required (primary)

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.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 20/12/2015

Merry Christmas…

…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.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 14/10/2015

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.

Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust | 10/07/2015

Old Ford demonstrates IT excellence

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 🙂


Culloden Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 11/06/2015

Career opportunities within Paradigm Trust

Paradigm Trust is currently recruiting for primary phase class teachers (start September 2015).

Applications are warmly invited from those who feel they have the relevant skills, experience, drive and ambition.

Documentation is provided, below.

Paradigm Trust – class teachers job advertisement_June15

Old Ford Primary Academy | 05/06/2015

GarageBand comes to Old Ford Primary

20 children from years 1 and 2 were chosen to compose and produce their own music using Apple GarageBand in a three week project with music specialist Joe Allen.

From Adam’s epic “DJ Adam” to Zahraa’s masterpiece “Exciting Music”, the children wowed their peers in a special sharing assembly before half term. Each child received a certificate of achievement for their excellent music.

You can listen on the school YouTube channel.

Old Ford Primary Academy | 12/05/2015

Old Ford Primary delights with its early years musical – The Lion King

Culloden Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust | 11/05/2015

Good luck…

…in your end of key stage 2 tests to all Y6 pupils across both Culloden Primary and Old Ford Primary. You have worked tremendously hard throughout the year, and particularly the last few months, and now is the time to enjoy and show off!

Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust | 01/05/2015

Training offer from Paradigm Trust – managing staff performance

Please click here to see materials relating to the above training course, run through the Paradigm Trust teaching school.

Last updated May 1, 2015