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!
Suffolk County Council, in conjunction with the National Careers Service and The Source, have produced a really useful overview guide relating to employment opportunities, both locally and further afield.
In order to support our Y11-14 students as they work towards qualifications, we are making the sixth form area available as our ‘senior year study centre.’ As of Monday 16 November, the study centre will be open from 7:30am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Grab and go breakfast will be available – at no charge – for students who wish to study/revise before lessons start. Fruit and water will be available throughout the day. We will develop the centre further over the coming weeks – watch this space for updates! All suggestions welcome – from students, parents and carers!
From Monday 9 November, students who have detentions will be expected to make their own way to the detention venue at the end of the school day; they will no longer be collected by staff. Any students who fail to attend or successfully complete a detention will be internally excluded the following day or the next day they attend school if absent.
Ofsted has recently completed a monitoring inspection of Ipswich Academy. The report is available from the Ofsted web site.
Paradigm Trust/Ipswich Academy are 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).
14 students represented the academy in the annual Schools Cross Country Championships held at The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook. Selection to represent the school took place during PE lessons, where all pupils were timed over a 2.5km course as part of their fitness training module.
At the actual event, effort levels from all the students were fantastic, with some students representing the academy for the first time. Top honours go to year 7 students Archie Exworth and Luke Warren, who qualified for the County Championships. Well done to Archie and Luke in particular, and to everyone who took part. Thank you to staff for organising and encouraging.
We have a number of vacancies for teachers who are seeking to make an outstanding contribution. You will need to be open to fresh challenges, have high energy and commitment levels and work to the highest standards. The rewards are excellent, with performance-related pay for the best teachers.
Teachers with leadership and management experience, NQTs and subject leads are welcomed. Specifically:
- Head of Modern Foreign Languages
- Lead teacher in English
- English teachers
There are also Leadership and Management opportunities for the right candidate. We would also like to hear from primary colleagues with experience in KS2, as we strive to attain substantial improvements in standards across the school.
We are also looking for paid graduate interns e.g. for the English Department.
If you are excited by the chance to prove yourself, earn more and be part of a successful Trust, please contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss the vacancies. In the first instance email email@example.com
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.
Y11 is a critical and intense time. It is crucial that students, parents/carers and staff work together closely, from the start, so that achievement is high.
We will be holding a briefing meeting for Y11 students and their parents/carers. In this meeting we will:
- communicate the minimum grades which your child is required to achieve, and explain the rationale behind this
- share results from the assessments which students are currently taking
- issue study guides – so that students are able to revise independently
- clarify homework arrangements and expectations
- explain our approach to additional learning sessions.
A personalised invitation letter has been posted to parents/carers, providing details of the session which has been allocated for each student and his/her parents/carers. A generic version of that letter is available here. Students will also be issued a copy of their invitation letter on the morning of Friday 9 October.
If parents/carers are not able to attend the allocated session, there may be limited scope to re-arrange. The possible alternatives are:
- Monday 19 October, 3-6pm OR 6-9pm
- Wednesday 21 October, 3-6pm OR 6-9pm.
If you are unable to attend the session allocated, please write to request an alternative time by Wednesday 14 October.