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Please find on this page a selection of information for year 11 students and their parents/carers.
Helen Winn, Naomi Shenton and Ben Rogers from Ipswich Academy spoke at an educational conference, researchED, today.
Please find below the presentations:
Appointments are available for you to meet with your child teachers on Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
You are able to book five minute appointment slots for each subject teacher using our electronic booking system. This is accessed from here:
Appointments with each teacher will last for five minutes. Booking will be on a first come, first served basis and the booking system is now open.
In order to login to the system, you will need the following information relating to your child as held in our database:
• First name
• Date of birth
• Register class
You will also need to enter the details we have on record for you. If you have recently changed your title or surname, for example, and not informed us, we will be expecting you to login with the details we have on record. The email address you enter is only used to receive a confirmation of your appointment. If the system gives you an error when you login, it will not be the email address that is the problem.
If you do not have access to the Internet, or experience any problems with using the system, please contact the school and ask to speak with Linda Winstone.
Some subjects may not be available or may be fully booked on the evening, if you would like to discuss your child’s progress in subjects not available please contact the school and we will arrange for the member of staff to call you.
We would like to invite you on the evening to fill out an Ofsted Parent View questionnaire to give your views on the school, this will be available on the night in the Senior Year Study Zone and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.
Subject teachers will meet with you and your child on an individual basis to provide clear feedback on your child’s learning. You will also have an opportunity to review your child’s exercise books.
Students are required to attend, with their parent/carer.
Many thanks for your ongoing support.
Dear parents and carers,
On 13th September, we had an Ofsted monitoring inspection visit. I have attached the letter which I have received from HMI Adrian Lyons who led the inspection.
Students, staff and parents/carers should be incredibly proud of the comments that are made in the letter. The progress that we have made is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone in our school community.
The letter is overwhelmingly positive so I have extracted some key messages which really stand out.
“Senior leaders and the multi-academy trust (MAT) are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement in order for the school to become good.”
“Behaviour has been transformed. Your school is a calm place where disruption is rare.”
“Relationships between leaders, staff and pupils ensure a highly productive atmosphere for learning and a positive ethos around the school.”
“A consistent approach to the delivery of lessons is apparent across the school. Year 11 pupils consider this to be one of the major improvements in recent years.”
“You have maintained a broad curriculum at key stage 3 and at key stage 4. A wide range of courses meet the needs and interests of pupils and enable them to achieve well in their chosen options.”
HMI monitoring inspection letter 01/10/18
We have had a very positive start to term with students showing a great attitude to their learning. We need to make sure that all students have excellent attendance so that they continue to make rapid progress.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the letter, please do not hesitate to contact me.
A copy of the full letter can be found here: Monitoring Letter Oct 18
We would like to invite all year 5 and 6 pupils to the Ipswich Academy Open Evening at 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm on Thursday 4th October. It will be a great opportunity for you and your families to see the fantastic things we do at the academy.
I will be making addresses at 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm to welcome you to our school.
Our students and teachers from all departments will be available talk through our curriculum with you and there will be activities for everyone to get involved in.
We can’t wait to meet you!
The essential kit list for year 11 boot camp is below. All year 11 students going have been issued with a paper copy.
I hope that everyone has had a good summer break.
We are really looking forward to welcoming back all of our students on Monday 10th September. I would like to extend a special welcome to our new year 7 students and parents/carers. I am sure that they will settle into Ipswich Academy life very quickly!
I would also like to congratulate last year’s year 11 who achieved some fantastic GCSE examination results this year. We wish them all the very best in whatever they decide to do.
Following my letter at the end of last term, I remind you that we will not be allowing students to use their mobile telephones or other devices on site at any time of the school day including breaks and before or after school. If you would like your child to carry a mobile telephone for safety reasons, it should be switched off and placed in their school bag before they enter site in the morning. Any telephones, devices or headphones that are seen or heard will be confiscated until the end of the school day. If a child has a device confiscated more than once in the school year, it will be kept until the end of the week. I have already told the students about this but we will be very clear with them about the rules in their assemblies so that they do not inadvertently use their mobile telephones. I am sure that this decision will have very positive results including students’ improved communication and social skills and a reduction in issues involving social media. Many schools have adopted this approach and have found the benefits to be great.
We look forward to working with you this year towards your child’s ongoing success. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will always get back to you.
Thank you, as ever, for your support.