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(UK) Ipswich: New principal of new special school 'really excited'

Dec 6, 2021, Ipwich Star: 'It's the dream becoming a reality' - SEND school appoints head

SE England

The first principal of a new school in Ipswich says "no stone will be left unturned" for its future SEND pupils to lead successful lives ahead of its consultation in the new year. Naomi Shenton, the current assistant principal of Ipswich Academy, has spoken of her excitement to take on the role at Woodbridge Road Academy, which aims to open next autumn. She said: "I'm really excited to take on this role - the project itself is a really brilliant opportunity for the young people of Suffolk. It's brilliant to have been involved in it, I've really enjoyed the set up, and it's great that I now get to be in the position to see it through to having pupils. It's the dream becoming a reality. … The new school is the result of a partnership between Suffolk County Council and Paradigm Trust, and is proposed to be built on a vacant site on Russet Road. It has been specifically designed for pupils with communication and interaction needs, to give them the focused support they need to help them fulfil their potential. It will offer 60 places for pupils aged 9-16. …


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