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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
…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 hosts Gold Club development visit
On 18 November, senior leaders, foundation stage co-ordinators and practitioners from across London attended a development day which was hosted by Culloden Primary staff.
The focus of the day was to share Culloden’s innovative early years practice, supporting families and their children before they begin nursery. Attendees also had the opportunity to observe a range of lessons being taught in nursery and reception classes.
The feedback from attendees was very positive:
- “The children are so school ready and the teaching and learning is so rich. The school has such a lovely, welcoming feel. Thank you for having us.”
- “I value the opportunity to talk, ask questions and see teaching in action.”
- “Great EYFS expertise throughout the phase, consistent outstanding teaching and a great assessment procedure to trace progress over time.”
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 Roadshow – Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich
Paradigm Trust is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Train to Teach Roadshow event on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich. The event will be open to the public between 5 and 8pm. Information will be available as to the primary and secondary opportunities available within Paradigm Trust, both in Ipswich and in London. Information concerning our subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) offer will also be available.
Further information, including booking, is available here.
Diary date – Paradigm Trust will also be exhibiting at the Chelmsford event (24 November) and the Norwich event (11 February 2016).
Culloden joins the Gold Club!
Improving standards and raising attainment for all children, regardless of background, has won ‘Gold Club’ status for Culloden Primary. Ben Carter, principal, commented, “The award recognises the results achieved by our pupils. We will continue to make sure that every pupil receives the education they deserve and will be sharing our teaching practice with other schools.” The academy achieved high attainment for its pupils in all subjects at key stage 2 last year.
This story was originally published in the Docklands and East London Advertiser (15 October 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.
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.
Amanda Phillips receives CBE
Amanda Phillips, Executive Principal, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for her services to education, in the New Year 2015 Honours List. She received her honour at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 12 June.
We are all extremely proud that Amanda’s contribution to education has been recognised in this way. Her dedication over many years to the pupils and families in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, other London Boroughs and as a national leader of education has been second to none. There are many in education and many thousands of children to whose lives she has made a very significant difference over the years.
After a highly successful year for all our academies, we wish pupils, parents, carers, staff, governors, directors and all friends/associates of Paradigm Trust a happy summer break. We look forward to working with you all again from September!