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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...

GrahamHi everyone and welcome back. I trust you all had a brilliant half term.

On Monday we had an excellent staff training day. It is so important that we are able to keep up to date with the latest developments.

We held a couple of open events at Medtia Square on Tuesday and it was wonderful to welcome so many families from our Pathways, Horizons and Future Finders. What was particularly encouraging was the number of families who have heard of us from different local authorities. I’d like to put on record my thanks to all the Horizons team who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the building is ready for our young people. I know for certain that we have made the right decision in moving from Boston House – we are now in a modern building that suits our young people and the location couldn’t be better.

The numbers at Hollinwood Academy appear to increase every week. We agreed 20 extra places a couple of months ago and I believe we have already filled them! I am aware that the young people are getting fed up of the same photos being shown in the reception area. I will ensure we change them in the next few weeks, if only to stop our enterprising children ‘hacking’ into the system to stream WWE clips!! It appears our ICT lessons are teaching our young people somewhat too well…

I’ve spent some time this week working on a couple of bids that will hopefully pay dividends in the future. Our Governors have been meeting with curriculum leaders to hear about the progress our young people are making in different subject areas. I’m looking forward to seeing the reports.

I’m afraid I need to finish this week’s blog on a rather negative note. I have been made aware that a couple of parents had a disagreement at the Hollinwood/New Bridge site on Thursday evening. I would like to apologise to the small number of our young people who witnessed the row. It says a lot that a couple of the boys on our Sports Pathway intervened to try and stop it.

I’d like to remind everyone that we teach our children and young people in all our schools to treat each other with respect and dignity. The children and young people respond brilliantly to this. However, it is very difficult for my staff to reinforce appropriate behaviour when a very small number of adults act in such an inappropriate manner. We will deal with this matter very seriously. I am very conscious that the vast majority of our families are supportive and appreciative of our work and I’d like to thank them for their continued support.

Have a great weekend,



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