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.

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

Career opportunities within Paradigm Trust

Paradigm Trust is currently recruiting for:

  • a teacher of the deaf (to be based at Culloden Primary)
  • teaching assistants (to be based at Old Ford Primary)
  • teachers (opportunities within each of the trust schools)

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

Documentation is provided, below.

CPA – Teacher of the deaf job advert_May15

OFPA Teaching Assistant advert_May15

Paradigm Trust – Class teachers job advert_May15

Culloden Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust | 03/03/2015

Advice on keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism

The local authority has produced the following leaflet to provide advice to parents, carers and families:

Advice to Parents and Carers Keeping Children and Young People Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism

Culloden Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Solebay Primary Academy | 27/02/2015

Paradigm Trust embraces cutting-edge IT to support learning

The trust is pleased to announce that it has, today, determined to work with Impero Solutions to provide a consistent set of network management tools across our schools. Teachers will now be able to:

  • broadcast tutor screen to all or selected pupils
  • broadcast a pupil’s screen to others
  • blank screens and lock mouse/keyboard
  • monitor progress through task lists, exams and quick questions
  • help and assist pupils remotely
  • send and collect multiple files to and from different computers.

Please see below for more information.


Old Ford Primary Academy | 09/02/2015

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 10 February

Old Ford is contributing to the Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations/promotions on Tuesday 10th February.

There will be a SID assembly across all key stages on Tuesday with a school wide competition to design a keeping safe on the internet poster.  We will also be running a workshop on how to keep children safe online for parents/ carers/ friends of the school community.

During the week each class will engage in a SID activity to further promote awareness.


Old Ford Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | 29/01/2015

Trumpets and trombones!

With thanks to the Worshipful Company of Musicians, pupils at Old Ford and Solebay will enjoy trumpet and trombone workshops in the coming weeks!

Old Ford Primary Academy | 16/01/2015

Old Ford Primary Welcomes Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Beaver colony which is based at Old Ford Primary on Tuesday 16 December 2014. Her visit was to mark the launch of the Scout Association’s Better Prepared project, which aims to work with local communities to open new Scout groups in 200 areas around the country where Scouting can have the biggest impact.

The aim is to ensure that even more children have the chance to experience fun and adventure through Scouting, while developing skills that will help change their lives.

The Duchess, who is an official volunteer at Scouts, delighted young people and their leaders with a visit to their Scout HQ at Old Ford Primary. During the evening, The Duchess enjoyed taking part in activities with the Beaver Scouts, helping to raise disability awareness. Activities included learning how to communicate through sign-language and navigating through activities requiring co-ordination while blind-folded.

Carlos, a volunteer at the Scout Group, said: ‘It was definitely a memorable evening. We were all so excited to see The Duchess at our Scout HQ and the Scouts loved doing the activities with her. The Duchess is such a great ambassador for Scouting; her support will hopefully encourage more adults to volunteer.’

[Some copy taken from The Scout Association]


Last updated February 11, 2015