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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...

GrahamI’ve never known such a busy time. I’m writing this blog in between lesson observations, appraisal meetings, visits from other professionals and a full trustee and local governing body restructure!

I must admit that the pace at which we are presently asked to work is becoming increasingly challenging. As you know, for the last 18 months we have been working on developing a revised assessment system that not only records and celebrates academic achievement but also tries to measure the ‘softer’, more holistic skills that our schools routinely teach.

I was pleased that the eagerly anticipated Rochford Report on assessing progress was released on Wednesday. It recommends some significant changes to our present assessment systems. I do feel that when these changes (and others) are introduced, school staff rarely, if ever, get time to digest the new developments and then explore alternative systems that will support the changes. Our staff need space and time to research, to think and to work out solutions with other colleagues. We have to be really careful to nurture our next generation of teachers, deliverers and support staff.

Earlier in the week I was delighted to show a number of colleagues our latest venture, The Atrium Café and Eatery at First Choice Homes. They were amazed at the speed with which we were able to set up this venture. When we visited it was wonderful to see a number of our young people working in both the front of house and also on the counter.

We held a significant meeting on Wednesday – all our members, trustees and local governors met to work on a revised governance framework. I am certain that there will be opportunities for people who may be interested to sit on our local governing bodies in the future. When I have more information I will contact you all.

It’s been a particularly busy half term and I’m certain that many of our young people are ready for a short break. Please keep safe over the holiday and I look forward to seeing you all back on all our sites on Halloween!



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