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...
Our gallery shows a selection of photographs from across our Academy.
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 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...
Young Enterprise Business Group We are a Young Enterprise Business Group who make personalised products and sell them at a reasonable price. This year, we are Tintastic. We upcycle used tins, customise them, and sell them at a low price. We can make readily made...
CEO’s Blog – 4th November 2022 Have fun, but be careful! Autumn 2 is well underway and with Bonfire Night happening this weekend, the message this week has to be ‘have fun, but be careful…’ Fireworks aren’t for everyone, but for those of you who will...
This week has been dominated by our Governor and Trustee meetings.
Our Trustees met on Tuesday to revise a number of policies and procedures that are applicable to the Group. Our Trustees are a group of volunteers, similar to our Governors, who give of their time and expertise freely for the benefit of our children and young people. They often have a thankless task dealing with the administration and back office functions of our Multi Academy Trust. From a personal perspective, I don’t believe we could have enjoyed the success we have done without their continuous encouragement, support and challenge. Thank you – it is very much appreciated.
On Tuesday the Trustees discussed issues from the Personnel, Standards and Finance Committee meetings of both Hollinwood Academy and New Bridge School. They also agreed the budget, the 2016/17 holiday pattern and ensured our website was fit for purpose.
Our Governors continued to debate these themes at our meetings on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. We discussed various issues, both local and national. The liveliest debates took place around the revised curriculum offer, in particular the new assessment measures and how these may affect our children and young people both now and in the future. The organisation is presently working on these areas. Jenny Dunne and Debbie Hall are leading our thinking in developing draft frameworks that we can consult upon. They are doing a brilliant job in a really tricky area.
You may have already heard that we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the evening performance of the Winter Showcase. The number of families able to bring their children in the evening was quite low, thereby making the class and year group performances unviable. I am aware that this time of year is incredibly busy and, at times, stressful for families. I think as an organisation we need to rethink these events. So as not to disappoint the children and young people we are going to continue with the morning performances of the Winter Showcase on Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th. Please contact Wendy Warren on 0161 883 2401 if you had requested tickets for the evening performance and you would like to attend one of the morning performances instead.
Can I personally send Jim McMahon my very best wishes as he enters Parliament as an MP? In his role as council leader Jim has always been a strong advocate for our children and young people. He has ensured that our youngsters were never forgotten in initiatives such as Get Oldham Working and our post 19 projects, and he was instrumental in securing the decision to build Hollinwood Academy on the Roman Road site.
I’m looking forward to the Bury v Rochdale FA cup tie on Sunday – come on you Latics, let’s get a result over in Sheffield.
Have a great weekend,
New Bridge Multi Academy Trust
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