End of spring term letter

Dear parent/carer,

As we come to the end of another successful term at Ipswich Academy, there are a few updates that I would like to share with you.

The Board of Directors of Paradigm Trust has announced the appointment of Bill Holledge as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Trust.  Bill has been the Chief Operating Officer and acting CEO for the last nine months.

In other news, we have had lots of exciting and inspirational visitors to the academy who have enjoyed working with our students.  Our visitors have included influential local women who celebrated International Women’s Day with our year 10 students, a drama group which delivered a very special day of activities on the holocaust and a patisserie chef who trained our catering students to make the most incredible desserts.  We have taken part in sports fixtures and our Ipswich Academy drummers, iDrum, gave an outstanding performance at Snape Maltings. Please follow us on Twitter @IpswichAcademy where you will find daily updates of the extensive activities which are taking place.

Year 11 students continue to work hard before school, after school, during weekends and holidays.  They will be starting their examinations next term and the whole school community wishes them well.

So that we can continue to maintain high standards of behaviour, we will be further tightening our behaviour procedures after Easter which will include staggered after school detentions.  We had fantastic movie and supper evenings this week to reward the vast majority of students who have behaved well all term; we look forward to a similar reward at the end of next term. Also, I have had the pleasure of issuing a number of Principal’s Awards for exceptional performance and contributions to the academy or community.  If you would like more information on our rewards and behaviour procedures, please contact Abbie Thorrington.

Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support.  I hope that you have a lovely break.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Winn

Last updated March 29, 2018