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Paradigm Trust head principal dies in France holiday fall

Amanda Phillips Image copyright Paradigm Trust
Image caption Amanda Phillips was the executive principal at the London-based Paradigm Trust and head teacher at Murrayfield Primary in Ipswich

The executive principal of an academy trust has died following a fall while on holiday in France.

Amanda Phillips was the executive principal at the London-based Paradigm Trust and head teacher at Murrayfield Primary in Ipswich.

She was awarded a CBE for services to education in the 2015 New Year's Honours.

Paradigm chairman David Willis said in a statement: "Amanda's death is a dreadful tragedy."

It is understood she suffered serious head injuries earlier in the week as a result of a fall.

'Enormous energy'

She died on Wednesday.

Mr Willis said the trust's "thoughts and prayers" were with Mrs Phillips' husband and family.

"She led Paradigm Trust with enormous energy, tremendous skill and most of all an enduring passion to give every child an outstanding education."

The trust runs five schools, which between them have about 2,700 pupils on roll.

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