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CEO’s Blog – 24th March 2023

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...

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...

GrahamWe’ve had a really productive week.

On Monday I had the pleasure of spending some time with the Horizons group who are based at the Learning Centre. Jeanette, Hayley, Lisa, Amy and their team have created a wonderful learning environment there. The young people themselves seem very settled and happy, and as a result are making wonderful progress. It was brilliant to see Cameron’s video application to be my next PA, he really has some very impressive skills on the keyboard! We are equally delighted with the very positive feedback from Continuing Health Care who help fund some of these places. Well done everyone, the move to the Learning Centre appears to have been a great success.

Our Future Finders have had an equally successful week on their placements. Many are now working at the new leisure centre in the centre of town and they have had a brilliant start there. Oldham Community Leisure’s HR manager had a conversation with Daniel to thank him and say how happy they are to be one of our host employers. What a fantastic opportunity for our young people and the ‘Get Oldham Working’ initiative!

I am hopeful that Medtia Square will finally become a reality in a couple of weeks – it’s certainly taken a while!!

The staff at Hollinwood Academy have been working through the numerous requests for places we have received, and Cath appears to be showing families around on a daily basis. It doesn’t come as a surprise that many families want places here for their children, we have a brilliant offer delivered by expert staff. Sarah and the team will be busy recruiting new staff in the next few months.

A number of New Bridge School and Learning Centre staff have been busy working on our new assessment model, provisionally called the New Bridge Dashboard. In this ‘new world’ of life without levels and end of year expectations we have been trying, over the last few months, to develop an assessment and reporting system that is more appropriate for our learners. We are acutely aware that our reporting to you, and for our young people, could be improved. The new system will hopefully harness technology and ensure we are all better appraised of the actual abilities of our children.

I’ve noticed that the proper Manchester derby (Oldham v. Bury) is next weekend. We will have to wait and see whether it will be Josh (our greatest Latics’ fan at the Learning Centre) or me who will be coming in with a smile on our face..

Have a great weekend,



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