Announcements | 16th October 2015

Opportunities to join Ipswich Academy staff team at all levels

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 emma.vehit@paradigmtrust.org

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Announcements | 14th October 2015

Train to teach with Paradigm – applications open on 27 October

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.

Announcements | 7th October 2015

Y11 parent/carer consultation meetings

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.

Announcements | 5th October 2015

Attendance information for parents/carers

An information sheet is available from here.

Announcements | 30th September 2015

Open evening – Thursday 8 October – 6:30pm

Please click here for information concerning the forthcoming open evening for prospective students and parents/carers.

Announcements | 28th September 2015

Ofsted monitoring visit – Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 September 2015

The academy has been notified that Ofsted will conduct a monitoring visit on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 September. Parents/carers will be informed as to the outcome of the visit as soon as possible.

Announcements | 25th September 2015

Important information regarding changes to student timetables

Please click here to read an important update regarding student timetables.

Announcements | 25th September 2015

Y7 parent/carer and tutor evening

These have been organised for Thursday 1 October 2015. A letter has been sent home with students today and is available for download here.

Please note that reply slips should be returned by Tuesday 29 September, not Tuesday 29 October, as the letter states. Apologies for this mistake.

Announcements | 18th September 2015

Anyone for breaktime football?

Based on feedback from students, and a desire to ensure that morning break is an enjoyable experience for all, students will be able to use the 3G pitch at breaktime, from Monday onwards. This is in addition to the current arrangements for students to use the pitch at lunchtime. If students wish to take advantage of this opportunity, they need to bring in a ball. Please note, however, that balls must be kept in lockers/bags during lesson time and must not be used on the main playground.

Other important messages were shared with students as part of base group tutor time this morning – the presentation used can be accessed here.

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.

Last updated September 9, 2015