Please click here for information concerning the forthcoming open evening for prospective students and parents/carers.
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.
Please click here to read an important update regarding student timetables.
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.
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.
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.
Please click here to view letter.
Please click here to view question and answer document.
We look forward to welcoming new Y7 pupils at 8:30am. If you have any questions in advance of Monday, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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.