Letters to parents/carers | 15th June 2017

Save the date – pupil concert – 10 July, 2pm

There will be an end of term music concert on 10th July, 2pm till 2.45pm at Ipswich Academy. Specific information to follow.

Governance, Letters to parents/carers | 12th June 2017

Update on plans to celebrate Amanda Phillips’ life

Amanda will be buried at a private, family only ceremony in the next few weeks. Before that, Paradigm Trust will compile all the messages of condolences that it has received and present them to her family.

We will also be organising events to remember Amanda and celebrate her life and achievements for the children and adults across all the schools. We will be able to update you further as these plans make progress.

David Willis
Chair

Governance, Letters to parents/carers | 3rd June 2017

Update

As of Monday 5 June, there will be books of condolences in the school. It is also possible to send messages of condolences via email – condolences@paradigmtrust.org. All messages will be read and then collated to be passed back to Amanda’s family.

The directors of Paradigm Trust have decided that Bill Holledge will be in charge of Murrayfield Primary on an interim basis until further notice. Bill is an experienced primary headteacher with a strong track record of school improvement who has worked closely with Amanda for more than ten years. He has the full support of the Board. Bill will work closely with the existing senior team at Murrayfield, including experienced leaders from across Paradigm Trust.

The Board is very aware that there is a need for stability and consistency at Murrayfield and is working to ensure that this is delivered.

David Willis

Chair

Governance, Letters to parents/carers | 1st June 2017

1 June 2017 – News on Amanda Phillips

It is with tremendous sadness that I have to tell you that Amanda died yesterday. While on holiday in France earlier this week, Amanda suffered a fall incurring serious head injuries which proved fatal. I know I speak for us all when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with her husband and family.

Amanda’s death is a dreadful tragedy. She led Paradigm Trust with enormous energy, tremendous skill and most of all an enduring passion to give every child an outstanding education.

She will be missed so much by everyone and we understand you will have questions – many of which we will not be able to answer yet. We are working on contingency plans and further news will be published in the Paradigm Trust website as it is available.

David Willis

Chair

Letters to parents/carers | 26th May 2017

Letter from Amanda to parents/carers of pupils in 4A

Please click here to access the letter, which has been sent home tonight.

Letters to parents/carers | 22nd May 2017

Swimming and PE arrangements for pupils in reception – from Monday 5 June

Please click here to access the letter from Amanda.

Letters to parents/carers | 19th May 2017

New timetable for PE/science/swimming – starting on Monday 5 June 2017

A letter detailing the new timetable has been sent home with pupils. It can be accessed here.

Letters to parents/carers | 8th May 2017

Important dates for the rest of term

  • Y2 pupils will sit national tests in week commencing 15 May
  • Y1 pupils will be tested on their phonic knowledge in week commencing 12 June
  • Pupils in Y1,3,4,5 will be tested in week commencing 19 June
  • Reports will be posted to parents/carers in week commencing 10 July. Parents/carers will be invited to make appointments to meet teachers, if they wish to do so, after they have received the reports

Letters to parents/carers | 24th April 2017

Letter from Amanda Phillips, 24 April 2017

Please click here to access the letter.

Letters to parents/carers | 13th March 2017

2017-18 term dates

Autumn term

  • Pre-term leadership team meeting: Friday 1 September 2017
  • Staff training day (pupils not in school): Monday 4 September 2017
  • Staff training day (pupils not in school): Tuesday 5 September 2017
  • Staff training day (pupils not in school): Wednesday 6 September 2017
  • Term starts for pupils: Thursday 7 September 2017
  • Half term holiday: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017
  • Staff training day (pupils not in school): Monday 30 October 2017
  • Pupils return to school: Tuesday 31 October 2017
  • First day of Christmas holiday: Wednesday 20 December 2017

Spring term

  • Term starts for pupils: Wednesday 3 January 2018 (NB Pupils are required to attend school on Wednesday 3 January 2018)
  • Half term holiday: Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2018
  • Pupils return to school: Monday 19 February 2018
  • First day of Easter holiday: Friday 30 March 2018

Summer term

  • Term starts for pupils: Monday 16 April 2018
  • Half term holiday: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018
  • Pupils return to school: Monday 4 June 2018
  • First day of summer holiday: Wednesday 25 July 2018

One further staff training day will be arranged. This date will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Bank holidays

  • Christmas Day – Monday 25 December 2017
  • Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December 2017
  • New Year’s Day – Monday 1 January 2018
  • Good Friday – Friday 30 March 2018
  • Easter Monday – Monday 2 April 2018
  • May Bank Holiday – Monday 7 May 2018
  • Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 28 May 2018
  • Summer Bank Holiday – Monday 27 August 2018
Last updated October 30, 2017