CEO's Blog - 24th March 2023 Our Organisation... The weeks are flying by and we're nearly at the end of the Spring term, so here's a snapshot of life at every one of our schools and settings. We're growing all the time, but our offer remains the best in special...
Our gallery shows a selection of photographs from across our Academy.
CEO’s Blog – 17th March 2023 – ‘Thank You!’
CEO's Blog - 17th March 2023 'Thank You!' Well, if you've been following the updates on social media this week, you might just have noticed that almost 100 of our young people have been lucky enough to travel to Disneyland Paris. A trip that started on Monday...
CEO’s Blog (10th March 2023)
CEO's Blog (10th March 2023) It was International Women's Day this week, and it was great to see our schools and settings marking the occasion with their activities and learning opportunities. Of course, we shouldn't only celebrate our women and girls for just...
We are looking for our next CEO…
We are looking for our next CEO... It's probably been the worst kept secret for a while, but I'm writing my blog this week to let everyone know that we are actively looking for the next CEO of the New Bridge Multi Academy Group and MAT. After many years working as...
CEO’s Blog – Student Voice (24th February 2023)
CEO's Blog - Student Voice (24th February 2023) A few weeks ago, before the half term break, I said I would be reporting on how we listen to the Student Voice across our MAT and wider Group. Well, this week, I'm able to do just that, as some of our schools and...
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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