Interim principal to remain at Ipswich Academy in permanent role

Ipswich Academy. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Academy. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Ipswich Academy has announced its interim principal will remain at the school as its permanent head with immediate effect.

Helen Winn, who has been confirmed as Ipswich Academy's permanent principal. Picture: PARADIGM TRUST

Helen Winn, who has been confirmed as Ipswich Academy's permanent principal. Picture: PARADIGM TRUST - Credit: Archant

In January, the school’s sponsor Paradigm Trust announced that Helen Winn had been appointed interim principal, taking over from Amanda Phillips after she helped remove the school from special measures.

Now, the school has confirmed Ms Winn will stay on as principal in a permanent role.

“I am delighted to accept the position and look forward to continuing to work closely with staff, pupils and parents/carers over the coming years,” she said.

“Under Paradigm Trust we have made some much needed improvements at the school for our students, demonstrated by the school coming out of special measures earlier this year. However, we need to continue to work hard to ensure every one of our students receives the outstanding education that they deserve.”

Ms Winn has been with the school since 2011, initially as a consultant before being made associate principal in January 2014.

Following her success in lifting Ipswich Academy out of special measures, Ms Phillips became head of Murrayfield Primary School in January, but died on May 31 after suffering a fall while on holiday in France.

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