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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...

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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