Last month, Old Ford Primary Academy received an Ofsted inspection, and we are delighted to announce they have rated Old Ford Outstanding across all five strands! It had been 14 years since their last inspection, so it is really pleasing that Old Ford was able to retain the Outstanding rating over all these years, especially at a time when hundreds of schools across the country are being inspected and downgraded.
A huge well done to all the staff and pupils, we couldn’t be prouder! #Integrity #Community #Excellence
Paradigm Trust has a significant track record of delivering high-quality initial teaching training, professional/leadership development and school-to-school support. To that end, we are letting you know about two leadership changes in our schools.
At Ipswich Academy, Samuel Fox has been appointed Interim Principal while current Principal, Abbie Thorrington, is on maternity leave. Samuel is a very experienced leader who has worked as an Assistant Principal for many years at Ipswich Academy, and formerly held the positions of Head of Maths and Head of Year. To support Samuel in taking up his responsibilities, Samuel will work closely with our Director of School Improvement, Ben Carter.
Ben has had a joint role as Principal of Culloden Primary Academy and Director of School Improvement across the whole of Paradigm Trust. As Ben’s school improvement role is increasing, he will have less capacity to effectively manage Culloden. So we are pleased to announce that, after a rigorous recruitment process, Thareena Ward has been appointed Principal of Culloden.
Tahreena is a very experienced leader who has worked as an Assistant Principal for many years at our other Trust London schools and is currently the Assistant Principal of our Nursery and Reception year groups at Culloden.
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Caroline has spent the last 35 years in the City of London across a wide range of sectors including commodity trading, spread-betting, accountancy, money broking, legal services, and particularly commercial insurance. In 1997 she joined Lloyd’s of London as Director of Marketing and Communications, before founding her own PR and marketing business in 2002 which she ran for twenty years. Caroline was appointed CEO of the London Market Group in April 2021 and her priorities are the challenges of making the market fit for the future with the best business environment and attracting and retaining young talent to speciality insurance.