Information for students who will join Ipswich Academy in September 2016 – transition days 7 and 8 July
We are looking forward to meeting you on the 7th and 8th July at Ipswich Academy.
A plan for the two days has been posted to your home address. You will be taking part in art and music lessons on the two mornings and team building activities in the afternoon. You must wear your full primary school uniform on both days.
When you move to Ipswich Academy you will find that you are in a different tutor group (class) to the friends you had at primary school. Some students worry that they will find it hard to make friends. Do not worry. Your form tutor will encourage you to make friends through activities that you will do in tutor time. In no time at all, you will find that as well as having your friends from primary school, you have also made a lot of new friends.
Ipswich Academy is going to be a lot bigger than your primary school. In order to help you move around, you will have a tour on your transition days and another tour on your first day of school. You will also be provided with a map of the school, and on the first few days at Ipswich Academy staff will be with you to show you around. If you get lost, ask an adult or a student where to go. They will take you to where you should be.
Please write any questions you have in the space on the timetable which has been posted to you and bring them with you. Your form tutor will answer them.
Please see the letter, below.
Please see, below, the letter that has been provided to all students.
We have an energetic and forward thinking science faculty which is looking for a lead technician with a passion for supporting good science in schools. Good management, technical skills and an awareness and working knowledge of health and safety best practice are essential.
The Lead Science Technician will organise and execute the delivery and development of technical services in order to support the science curriculum in the academy for all students.
Candidates with a physics subject bias are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants should have working experience supporting a department in biology, chemistry and physics.
Further information and an application form are attached.
Completed applications should be returned by email to Gina Garwood, HR Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants must have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and if successful will be required to comply with the Trust’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
Salary: Scale 5, Point 22 £20,253 to Point 25 £22,212 pro rata
37 hours per week (weeks per year to be confirmed)
Required as soon as possible
Closing date: 1 July 2016
These can be accessed, below. Please note that these timetables only indicate core subject (English, mathematics, science) examination times – other examinations will be scheduled to take place during subject lessons and students will be informed of the dates/times by their subject teachers.
Y11 students are required to be in school, as normal, unless informed to the contrary. We will continue to manage student attendance and absence until the end of the academic year.
The timetable for Y11 will continue as normal, with specific modifications in place to reflect examinations and revision sessions, until the end of Friday 10 June. From Monday 13 June, Y11 students will have a modified timetable, with opportunities for study towards, and examination of, the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification. In order to ensure that we use the IT suites as efficiently as possible, in this period of high demand, students will be able to sign up for ECDL sessions in advance. For the period Monday 13 June to Friday 24 June, if students do not have examinations or timetabled revision sessions to attend, and they have either completed the ECDL or there are no learning sessions available to sign up for, they are not required to attend school.
Friday 24 June is the last day of structured, timetabled lessons for Y11 students. From Monday 27 June, Y11 students are no longer required to attend the academy on a daily basis provided that:
- they have completed their ECDL qualification to an acceptable standard (as determined by the academy)
- they have completed their V-Cert business education course (if appropriate)
- they have attended their product design examination on Monday 27 June (if appropriate)
- they have met all the requirements of the leavers’ checklist, which will shortly be issued by Mr Akhlak
- they are not required to attend by any member of staff.
For the period Monday 13 June onwards, students are required to sign in at the Senior Year Study Zone (SYSZ), and sign out when they leave. There will be no further base group registration sessions from Monday 13 June onwards. However, when students have morning examinations they are required to be in school by 7:45am. Students who have examinations in the afternoon will be required to attend the academy that morning. Students must sign out when they leave the academy.
ECDL learning and examination sessions will be available beyond the normal end of the school day and this will be arranged day by day in line with demand for these sessions.
Attendance at the Y11 prom is dependent on:
- completion of the ECDL qualification to an acceptable standard (as determined by the academy)
- meeting all the requirements of the leavers’ checklist.
The SYSZ remains open for independent revision 10am-2pm every weekend, including Bank Holiday Monday, and every day over the half term break, until all examinations are complete.
In addition, a range of revision sessions have been arranged. Attendance is compulsory for students who take these subjects.
- Bank Holiday Monday 30 May – business revision – 1000-1230
- Tuesday 31 May – mathematics revision – 1000-1300
- Thursday 2 June – mathematics revision – 1000-1300
- Saturday 4 June – geography revision – 1000-1200
- Sunday 5 June – mathematics revision – 1000-1200
- Sunday 5 June – history revision – 0900-1300
Transition days for current Y6 pupils who will join Ipswich Academy as Y7 students in September 2016
Y6 transition days (for Y6 pupils who will join Ipswich Academy in September 2016, to visit the academy and spend time with staff) have been organised as follows:
- Thursday 7 July
- Friday 8 July
Please note that parents/carers of pupils are invited to attend at 2:15pm on Thursday 7 July.
Please click here to view a letter relating to changes to the Paradigm Trust Board of Directors.
The booking system is available here.
Appointments with each teacher will last for ten minutes. All meetings will take place in the school hall. Booking will be on a first come, first served basis and the booking system is now open. The number of appointments will, initially, be limited to five for each student to ensure that all parents/carers are able to participate. Nearer to the time, if additional appointments are available, we will release these into the booking system and notify you.
In order to login to the system, you will need the following information relating to your child, as held in our database:
- child’s first name
- child’s surname
- child’s date of birth
- child’s 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 Mrs Winstone.
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.