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...
I know we work at a pace within our Group but this week has surpassed even our most hectic period!
Our staff and young people finally moved into Medtia Square on Monday after our team worked tirelessly over the weekend to finish getting the building ready. It’s fantastic and the young people absolutely love it!
Last week we were asked to develop a bid to support another school. Fifty thousand words later and the application was duly couriered down to the Department for Education in London. A number of key staff were involved but Jenny Dunne and Rita Righini from our Group deserve a particular mention as they have worked on the bid late into the night and all over the weekend – thank you both.
On Monday evening I jumped on a train to Telford as I had been asked to present at the annual National Autistic Society’s National Conference. It was wonderful to celebrate the work we are involved with in Oldham and also allowed me to reflect on how far we have come as an organisation. We are hopeful of a more formal link with the NAS in the coming months.
On Wednesday, we welcomed families to our popular coffee mornings. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to meet you all but I’ve seen all of the wonderful messages and photographs on Facebook.
Thursday saw the week’s excitement continue when we received an email from the National College of Teaching telling us that we have achieved the status of a Teaching School and National Support School! This will be fantastic for our Group as we will be able to further develop our training for all our staff and stakeholders (and others across the region) from a more robust financial and strategic position.
To cap it all, we have woken up today to snow! Of course, many of our children and young people have been unable to travel in safely and will be enjoying the weather at home but we have managed to open as normal and there is plenty going on for those who are here.
So in short, a new building, a huge bid, annual conferences, national recognition and a piece of coffee cake – I love working at New Bridge!
Have a great weekend,
New Bridge Multi Academy Trust
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