Interim Principal appointed for Solebay Primary Academy
Janet Baker, previously Assistant Principal at Solebay, has been appointed as Interim Principal. Jeff Martin, interim Chair of Governors at Solebay, and Amanda Phillips, Executive Principal, made the following statement:
One of the most important things that the Directors and Governors are responsible for is ensuring that our Academies have strong, effective leadership. I am delighted to let you know that the Directors have appointed Janet Baker as Interim Principal of Solebay Primary Academy.
Janet will continue to work closely with Amanda and the Solebay Governors as she takes up her new responsibilities.
Paradigm Trust to become new sponsor for Ipswich Academy
Please read our press release, dated 23 March 2015, for more information.
Listen to Amanda Phillips discussing her views on local educational issues
Amanda Phillips, Executive Principal of Paradigm Trust, recently granted an interview to Time 107.5FM.
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
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.
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.
Young Voices 2015
Young Voices 2015 was a tremendous success this year with the Culloden choir joining 8000 children from schools across the country for the concert at the 02 Arena last Friday January 30th. Our pupils worked tirelessly to prepare the material, giving up their own time to learn all the songs and dance moves. Their hard work was rewarded when it all came together in what was a magical performance. Well done everyone – we can’t wait to do it all again next year!
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 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]