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 hope everyone had a great half term holiday. It was lovely to see our Spring Brook children joining in at Hollinwood Academy. Can I thank the staff who worked the scheme and who gave our children such wonderful experiences.
I spent some time during half term with the Department for Education discussing the merits and challenges relating to multi academy trusts and academy status in general. Clearly our Group has benefitted massively from the extended opportunities that being an academy brings. It has allowed our staff to spend time with different children and young people, it has ensured a wider team of people can manage many of our ‘in house’ services, it has meant that our classroom staff are able to develop our curriculum frameworks. Most importantly, it has given like-minded schools the confidence to be innovative and explore exciting opportunities for our children and young people. It would appear that as school budgets become even tighter in the very near future, schools will need to co-operate practically to ensure financial viability and sustainability.
This week we embark on our trustee and local governor monitoring boards. Key colleagues from all our schools report to these boards so that the trustees and governors can be assured that each school is functioning well. The boards also ensure that where we have areas of challenge, a plan is put into place and evaluative timelines are agreed. Our boards presently cover standards, safeguarding, business and personnel.
This is a short blog this week, sorry – it’s been quite a busy few days. Next week I’ll give you an update on the numbers in all our schools as we will have a clearer view from the local authority as to the children who will be coming to our schools.
Have a good weekend,
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