Uncategorised | 24th July 2019

Open Evening – Thursday 3rd October 2019

We invite year 5 and year 6 students to our open evening on Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6.00pm-8.00pm. Come and see all the amazing subjects we have to offer in our fantastic school.

Announcements, Press Releases | 11th July 2019

Ipswich Academy Principal hailed as Educational Leader of the Year at Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Awards

Paradigm Trust is pleased to announce Helen Winn, Principal of Ipswich Academy, has won the Educational Leader and Setting of the Year Award at this year’s Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Awards. 

Helen was nominated for her unrivalled contribution to teaching and learning confirmed by achieving an Ofsted Good rating this year with Outstanding for leadership and management for the first time in the school’s history, making it one of the best in town.  

The report recognised that Helen and the other leaders in the school had ‘transformed the culture of the school’ and were ‘building strong and effective partnerships with the community’ ensuring pupils and their families have the best possible experience at Ipswich Academy, an achievement that has led to the school being oversubscribed for September 2019.

Helen Winn said: “I am thrilled to have won this award and want to pass on the credit to my amazing team and community, including the pupils, staff, parents and directors who have worked so incredibly hard to get us here.” 

Raising the Bar was set up by Suffolk County Council with the aim of improving levels of educational attainment across the county, and ensuring every child in Suffolk can achieve their full potential. The awards are designed to share best practice and highlight excellence across the education sector, rewarding those who have made an outstanding contribution to the furthering of this goal.

The winners were announced at a special celebration event in Ipswich’s Wherstead Park.

Uncategorised | 19th June 2019

Year 10 subject consultation evening

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child’s teachers on Thursday 11th July, 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 the link below:

https://parents-booking.co.uk/ipswichacademy

Appointments with each teacher will last for five 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:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • 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. Additionally there will be an opportunity for you to discuss year 11, including preparation for post-16, with Maled Akhlak and Victoria Addis.

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. As appointments are limited, if you are unable to see all of your child’s teachers then please contact the school via our email address to book a separate appointment at another time.

Your child is required to attend, with their parent/carer. Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Uncategorised | 23rd May 2019

Year 11 half term intervention

Please find attached here the intervention sessions for year 11.

Uncategorised | 22nd May 2019

Last teacher training day – 1st July 2019

Our last teacher training day for the 2018-2019 academic year will be Monday 1st July 2019. The school will be closed on this date and students will be at school as normal on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.

Uncategorised | 20th May 2019

Year 7 Residential 19th/20th July 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to take all year 7 students on an overnight residential visit to Essex Outdoor Centre Mersea.

Travelling by coach, we will leave school at 10.30am on Friday 19th July and return to school on Saturday 20th July at 3.30pm, traffic permitting. However, the return time will be confirmed nearer the date.

During their stay at the Essex Outdoor Centre Mersea students will take part in team building activities and adventure courses, which have been designed to build confidence, develop new skills and engage students in their learning.

Students will be provided with an evening meal on the Friday evening, as well as breakfast and lunch on the Saturday. Students will need to bring a packed lunch with them on the Friday. Students entitled to free school meals will be provided with a packed lunch. Further information will be sent to you closer to the time.

Please complete the attached parental consent form, found here, and return to Miss Ring in the SYSZ by Friday 7th June.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this letter, please do not hesitate to contact Kyra Bartum at the school.

Uncategorised | 7th May 2019

Next Parent Focus Group meeting

The next Parent Focus Group meeting is on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 9:30am, or 6pm.

Please find attached the agenda here.

Uncategorised | 2nd May 2019

Year 7 subject consultation evening

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child’s teachers on Thursday 23rd May 2019, 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 the below link:

https://parents-booking.co.uk/ipswichacademy

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 held in our database:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • 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.

Announcements | 1st May 2019

Vacancies for teaching staff

Paradigm Trust is seeking applications from suitable qualified candidates for the following roles:

  • Art Teacher (Ipswich Academy)
  • PE Teacher ( Ipswich Academy and Piper’s Vale)
  • Lead Teacher/s (Ipswich Academy)

Full details of these roles can be viewed on our careers page:
Current Vacancies

Uncategorised | 5th April 2019

We are interested in your views

Ipswich Academy is delighted to offer a Parent Learning Hub which will give parents and carers a chance to gain an insight into the delicate topics being covered in lessons around health and wellbeing, safety, relationships and sex education. Sessions will also be designed to help parents and carers gain confidence in approaching such topics comfortably with their children at home.

The Parent Learning Hub sessions will be informal, led by members of Ipswich Academy staff.  We would also like to ask for your input on the development of these sessions.

Please access the link below to complete a short questionnaire; we would appreciate as many parents and carers as possible giving their input to this, it should only take around two minutes of your time.

https://forms.gle/DMuqsiCus2L6cDcK8

If you have any further questions, please contact Amy Cook, Sara Gillespie or Dawn Cullum at the school.

Yours faithfully

Amy Cook
Wider curriculum Lead

Last updated April 5, 2019