CEO Blog - Destinations Champions I can't quite believe that we've made it to December already, but here we are, and the countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway! This week, I would like to point you all in the direction of our newest New Bridge...
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CEO Blog - 24.11.23 Happy Friday, everyone. I'm keeping it brief this week, but I wanted to give you an update on what's been going on behind the scenes at New Bridge... I met with the Directors at New Bridge Horizons, talking about the exciting partnerships we build...
CEO Blog - 17.11.23 This week has been another busy week for all of us at New Bridge, and I'm proud of our staff teams for pulling together and continuing to offer our students and young people the very best, even when it's already dark by the time most of them are...
CEO Blog - 10.11.23 This week, it has been good to see each of our sites commemorating Remembrance Day in their own way. The creativity and thought that our staff have put into these 'Remembrance' themed activities is brilliant, and testament to their ingenuity. It...
CEO Blog (3.11.23) - Welcome Back To everyone who has just had half term, I want to say, 'welcome back', and that I hope you had the opportunity to spend some quality time with friends and family over the break. This first term is usually the toughest, and the October...
Can I first of all wish all our young people, their families and friends a very Happy New Year.
On a personal note I was delighted to find a Kiss ticket in my Christmas presents. My eldest daughter and myself will join the Kiss Army in Birmingham later in the year – something to look forward to. Likewise, I’m also looking forward to Bury FC winning a football match. It’s now 14 games without a win, the balmy evenings of September were the last time we tasted victory. Perhaps in hindsight that’s what I should have asked for at Christmas!!
The first week back at school is very testing for all of us. Many of the children, young people (and staff) have been out of their normal routines over the Christmas and New Year period. It’s always tricky to get back into the swing of getting up at 6.30am. One good thing that many of the staff have appreciated is that the motorways have been particularly quiet this week. Sadly I think we’ll all be back to gridlock next week.
As you may have noticed as a result of coming back into school so soon, this year’s holiday pattern appears to be very much out of sync with that of other local areas. Our Group always tries to follow the traditional Oldham holiday pattern so that families with children in other schools have the least disruption. As more schools opt to change these local patterns, however, ensuring that we are in line with other schools is becoming more and more challenging. I’d welcome your views.
A number of children from both New Bridge and Hollinwood Academy attended the Coliseum pantomime yesterday and I believe they had a wonderful time (oh yes, they did!)
This is a really short blog this week as we all ease ourselves back into the new term. Have a wonderful weekend,
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