Ipswich MP visits Piper’s Vale Primary Academy
Tom Hunt, the newly elected Member of Parliament for Ipswich, will be visiting Piper’s Vale Primary Academy to see how Paradigm Trust is improving education in the town.
Piper’s Vale Primary Academy has made huge leaps in academic progress over the last 12 months with Y6 SATS exceeding the national average in Maths and achieving it in English, and prides itself in ensuring pupils have every opportunity to meet their potential.
Commenting ahead of his visit to Piper’s Vale, Tom Hunt MP, said:
“I am delighted to have been invited to meet the pupils and teachers at Piper’s Vale today. We want to ensure that all the children of Ipswich have access to the best possible education and we can do this by learning from the best schools and academies in our town.”
Kimberly Morton, Principal, Piper’s Vale Primary Academy, said:
“We are pleased to welcome Tom Hunt MP into our school and community. We are all working together hard to ensure all pupils get the support they need to meet their potential and while we have had some fantastic results, there is still a long way to go. On-going support from Tom and his team over the next Parliament will be invaluable in helping us ensure the school reaches its potential.”
Pupils at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy benefit from modern buildings, extensive playing fields, outside space and a huge range of extra-curricular activities including swimming. Families benefit from wrap around care at the breakfast club and on-site nursery.
If you would like to find out more about the school and speak or meet with Principal Kimberly Morton, please call the school office on 01473 320413.
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The Ipswich Academy community quiz
Ipswich Academy held their community quiz in order to raise funding for students to participate in their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Have a look at the tweet below to see how they got on!
The Accumulator challenge at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy
All classes in years 3-6 at Piper’s Vale Primary took part in the Accumlator Challenge. Each class started with a £30 budget to try and think of something creative such as a bake sale or a raffle in order to make as much money as possible for St Elizabeth’s Hospice. An outstanding effort by all involved! See the tweet below for the result.
Ofsted visit to Murrayfield celebrated the Press
The recent visit of Amanda Spielman to Murrayfield Primary Academy has been recognised by Essex television and the Ipswich Star. Please follow the links below to read these amazing articles:
Ofsted’s Chief Inspector visits Paradigm school
Paradigm Trust’s Murrayfield Primary Academy was chosen by Ofsted, the body responsible for inspecting standards in English schools, as the place to launch its annual report.
Ofsted chose Murrayfield because of the dramatic transformation that has taken place since Paradigm Trust took over its management in 2017. Previously judged to be failing, the latest report from Ofsted rates Murrayfield as ‘good’ and highlights the considerable progress made.
The report also notes that the school’s subject leaders have benefited from being able to work with other leaders across Paradigm Trust.
Bill Holledge, Paradigm’s CEO, said: “Our vision is to develop and sustain great schools where we can make the biggest difference to pupils. Murrayfield is a wonderful example of what that vision looks like in real life.”
Murrayfield principal Neil Winn said: “We are thrilled that Ofsted chose Murrayfield as the launch pad for its annual report. It’s a vindication of what we’ve been doing here and recognition for the efforts of pupils, parents and staff.”
Speaking about her visit to Murrayfield, Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s chief inspector, said: “Murrayfield is just a very lovely school. It was great to be able to see the children at work and reading so well. I was also pleased to see such a well-thought-through curriculum in action and the staff pulling together and having that shared vision of what they can achieve.
“Each year, when we film for the launch of our report, we choose a school that’s really interesting to highlight. I asked our inspectors to name a school that had been inspected under our new framework that had been particularly interesting and good and they suggested Murrayfield.”
BBC Radio Suffolk interviews Ipswich Academy’s new Principal
BBC Radio Suffolk had the opportunity to speak to the new Principal of Ipswich Academy yesterday. Follow the link below and skip to 01:21:00 to hear the full piece. (Please note you may need to create a BBC account to access the media).