Announcements, Resources | 20th March 2016

Y11 summer examination timetable

This is now available by clicking here. Hard copies of both this generic timetable, and individualised timetables, will be distributed to students at school over the coming week and will also be posted home for parents/carers. A copy of the generic timetable has also been emailed to all student’s academy email accounts.

Results from the recent mock examinations will be provided to students on Thursday 24 March.

NB All Y11 students are required to remain available until at least Friday 8 July, to enable them to complete their European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification. The Y11 prom is scheduled for Thursday 7 July. Attendance at the prom will be dependent on the successful completion of the ECDL.

Announcements, Resources | 28th February 2016

Guidance for parents/carers on eSafety

Please click here to access the fourth edition of Digital Parenting, a publication which helps young people and their families to get the most out of digital technologies, as well as dealing with any challenges that they might bring.

Announcements, Resources | 11th January 2016

Subject consultation meeting for Y10 students, parents/carers – Thursday 11 February, 3:15-6:15pm

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.

Announcements, Resources | 10th January 2016

Academy improvement plan

An abridged version of the academy improvement plan is available by clicking here.

Our attention remains firmly on ensuring an outstanding education for all students at Ipswich Academy. This will result from our focus on:

  • securing the effectiveness of leadership and management in a sustainable manner
  • delivering great outcomes for students
  • supporting staff with their teaching and assessment
  • enhancing the personal development, behaviour and welfare of students.

Announcements, Resources | 9th January 2016

Support materials from Suffolk County Council – choosing option subjects

Getting Started contains information and advice on choosing your GCSE options, progression routes, employability skills and work in Suffolk, as well as links to useful resources to support young people with their options. Getting Started is designed to get young people thinking about their future and developing their employability skills.

Starting Out is a guide for parents/carers which explains their child’s options, the learning routes and qualifications available, and what support they can expect to receive.

Announcements, Resources | 20th December 2015

Student achievement guide for parents/carers

The way in which schools report on student achievement has changed. Schools no longer make judgments in terms of national curriculum levels.

Please click here for a brief guide to the arrangements which are now in place.

Resources | 9th September 2015

Students at Ipswich Academy learn about the Queen as the UK’s longest-reigning monarch

Students at Ipswich Academy are, this week, learning about Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest-reigning UK monarch. The materials which are being used with students can be accessed here.

Resources | 1st September 2015

Parents/Carers, Media and Stakeholder Q&A

Please note: the following information is also available as a PDF download.

Ipswich parents/carers and stakeholders

What is actually going to change to improve results?

  • We have a tried-and-tested approach to school improvement that we intend to apply to Ipswich Academy. We will focus on three areas: the quality of teaching to improve results, behaviour for learning and the quality of leadership and management.
  • The first thing we will do is to ensure that students have sufficient literacy skills to access the curriculum at the right level. Nothing else works if they can’t. This will mean ensuring that teachers are assisting students to develop these skills and, if necessary, putting the basics in place. We will then focus on core subjects such as maths, science and IT.
  • In terms of behaviour, our initial focus will be on ensuring that the behaviour of students does not disrupt the teaching and learning of any other students at the Academy. Our rules will be simple and clear, and consequences for not obeying them will be made clear and be fully enforced.
  • As leaders and managers our priority is to ensure that all lessons at Ipswich Academy are outstanding. This will mean a forensic focus on teaching and learning based on the use of accurate data about student achievement and levels of progress. All staff will be held accountable for outcomes whatever their role.

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