General, Paradigm Trust news | March 28, 2022

Parent Director role (London) 

The Board of Directors is seeking to recruit a Parent Director in London to join the Board. 

You can read more by clicking here.

Paradigm Trust news | December 17, 2021

Admissions Consultation

Paradigm Trust is consulting on the admissions arrangements for all the schools across the Trust for the academy year 2023/24 in line with the School Admissions Code 2021. 

The consultation is taking place for a period of six weeks, between 17 December 2021 and 28 January 2022.

Please go to ‘Admissions Consultation‘ page to find out more.

General, Letters to families, Paradigm Trust news | November 26, 2019

Ofsted – Solebay is a ‘good’ school (and may be outstanding)!

We are really proud of our interim Ofsted judgment which confirms that Solebay Primary Academy continues to be good. Ofsted also stated that the school may, in fact, be outstanding and another inspection team will visit to confirm whether that is the case. The inspection report cited that our pupils are polite and well-mannered, and that their behaviour both in lessons and around the school is strong. Children are happy and feel safe because they are looked after and cared for well by staff. Ofsted also noted that leaders and teachers within the school have the highest aspirations for pupils, and that pupils have high quality opportunities for personal development and are keen to take on extra responsibilities. If you would like to read the full report, you can do so here:


Read in a new window: Solebay Ofsted Report

News, Paradigm Trust news | November 21, 2018

Year One pupils achieve reading accolade

Year One pupils are celebrating after 96% of them either reached or exceeded the pass mark in the 2018 phonics screening check.

The latest assessment of reading fluency puts our school in the top 7% of all primary schools across the country.

This accolade has been recognised by the School Standards Minister Nick Gibb who wrote to the school to congratulate our pupils on their excellent reading skills and acknowledge the work of the teaching staff.

Solebay Primary Academy Principal Janet Baker said:

“We were extremely pleased that our Year One pupils have been recognised for their excellent reading skills in the 2018 phonic screening. The skill of reading is one of the most important we teach our children. It is a life skill that enables them to extend their ideas and gain information as the basis for other learning.”

The school uses phonics which is an approach backed by Paradigm Trust to teach pupils how to learn to read. Decoding is an important skill that pupils have to acquire before they can read to learn.

A copy of the full letter can be found here: Letter from School Standards Minister

Paradigm Trust news | May 6, 2016

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General, Paradigm Trust news | October 29, 2015

Train to Teach Roadshow – Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich

Paradigm Trust is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Train to Teach Roadshow event on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich. The event will be open to the public between 5 and 8pm. Information will be available as to the primary and secondary opportunities available within Paradigm Trust, both in Ipswich and in London. Information concerning our subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) offer  will also be available.

Further information, including booking, is available here.

Diary date – Paradigm Trust will also be exhibiting at the Chelmsford event (24 November) and the Norwich event (11 February 2016).

General, Paradigm Trust news | October 14, 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.

Last updated October 14, 2015