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School Trips

CEO's Blog - 9th December 2022 School Trips School trips used to be the highlight of the year for many children across the UK, partly because of how infrequently they happened. It was the novelty rather than the quality which made them special. That's not how we do...

CEO’s Blog – 2nd December 2022

CEO's Blog - 2nd December 2022 December is upon us and it's amazing how quickly this year is passing. It always feels like that, I suppose, but it never fails to surprise us. Looking around our schools and sites this week, everyone is really getting into the Christmas...

CEO’s Blog – 25th November 2022

CEO’s Blog – 25th November 2022 In exactly one month’s time, it will be Christmas Day, the second Christmas since COVID-19 restrictions ended.   It is amazing to think how quickly that time has passed, and how well our children, young people and staff teams have...

Remembering Joan Readyhough

CEO's Blog - 18th November 2022 Remembering Joan Readyhough  Joan Readyhough13th May 1932 - 22nd October 2022 In recent months, I have been using my blog to celebrate the achievements, learning and experiences of our children and young people throughout the MAT and...

CEO’s Blog – 11th November

    CEO's Blog - 11th November   After a couple of weeks when celebration has been on everyone's minds, where we have seen religious celebrations like Diwali take place, as well as other traditional events such as Bonfire Night and Halloween, it has...


Can I first of all welcome you to our latest idea for keeping families and young people up to date with our newest developments – the Principal’s blog.

I am aiming to write this on a weekly basis to ensure you are all kept in the loop and have an better understanding of the developments within the New Bridge Group.

As you know we opened the doors to our new school, Hollinwood Academy, last week and I have been delighted with the way the children and young people have settled. It doesn’t come as a surprise as we have recruited an excellent team to support them. We are still awaiting the handover of the ball hall, dining rooms and soft play centre but I have been informed that this will take place next week! The children and young people have coped brilliantly with our interim arrangements. I am aware that we have asked for nominations for Parent Governors for the Local Governing Body of Hollinwood Academy and if anyone wants to discuss these roles please feel free to contact me.

Staying on the Roman Road site can I thank all our transport providers and families for their careful driving in and around the site. We have a transport circulation plan but are waiting until we get full handover of the site before we start to mark the external areas for parking, access, pedestrian access etc. Again we are hopeful that this can happen in the next couple of weeks.

We are currently using Hollinwood Academy to support our Lumenus and Digit4ll pathways and also Future Finders, our new post 19 venture. These groups are all using some of the first floor classrooms prior to their move up to the Medtia Square building later in the term. The young people have behaved in a really mature manner and are helping us out in this interim period. The lease for Medtia Square is presently with our legal teams and we are awaiting their recommendations before we move to our town centre base.

There have been a number of changes at the Learning Centre over the summer. A group of New Bridge Horizon’s young people are now based in the middle wing and this has proved a really successful move for them as they can now access more specialist facilities. Our Year 12s are now revelling in the fact that they don’t need to wear school uniforms – cue the latest fashions!!

I have had a hectic week working alongside other North West schools in developing a peer to peer self-review model. As the Ofsted framework continues to develop and change it is important that our schools continue to strive for excellence. Working alongside similar schools in Greater Manchester will allow us to learn from others. This peer to peer review model will ensure that your children benefit from not only what we offer but also from the best practice in the region. Likewise we can assist other schools on their excellence journeys.

Anyhow that’s it for this week – have a great weekend!



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