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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...

It’s been a brilliant week. We’ve been able to celebrate the best of what we do right across our organisation.

Earlier in the week I was asked to attend an interview at the Department for Education with a number of colleagues. The DfE wanted to hear more about our plans to offer the present Spring Brook young people an alternative curriculum offer.

I think we take for granted the curriculum opportunities that all our young people can access. We have been running our 14-19 pathways for a number of years now and, without doubt, they have contributed to a significant shift in our thinking. All our schools work incredibly hard to ensure we personalise the curriculum offer to your child. We hope to extend these offers even more when Spring Brook join our Group.

We have some incredibly exciting developments in the pipeline that relate to reporting progress and achievement. We are hopeful that we will in a position to consult on these at the beginning of the next academic year.

At all the wonderful events I have attended this week – the Shrek performances, the Sports Awards, the Spring Brook interview – I have been struck by the same thing; all our young people’s achievements are inextricably intertwined. It has been fantastic to witness first-hand how:

  • they all, regardless of their individual needs, support each other
  • they all recognise each other’s abilities
  • they all celebrate each other’s achievements

We had an incredible moment at our Sports Awards last night when Luke Flanagan, one of our New Bridge alumni, confidently addressed the packed theatre and told the audience to ‘always be proud to say that you are part of the New Bridge family’. Statements like this mean more to our staff than any ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement!

Our schools, Learning Centre, Horizons and Future Finders share a vision that is about more than just transforming education – we strive to improve the life opportunities for every one of our children and young people. It has been brilliant to see that transformation in action, as our previously nervous reception children from Hollinwood Academy danced along with Shrek! The joy on their faces was clearly evident and it was matched by the joy of our other young people. Their shared experiences are priceless.

Next week we have Record of Achievement events, our Bridging the Gap graduation ceremony and the Prom to look forward to; more opportunities to join our young people in celebrating their fantastic achievements.

Have a great weekend – best of luck, Wales!!



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