Gallery

Our gallery shows a selection of photographs from across our Academy.

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...

Well, I’m back.

After the most amazing professional development I have ever done, I undertook the journey from San Jose to LA, LA to London, London to Manchester – all within 17 hours. To say I’m exhausted is an understatement.

So, I’m sitting in the lounge at London Euston reflecting on how lucky I am to not only do a job I love but to also get an unrivalled insight into one of the world’s most innovative companies. Before my visit I had no idea how immersed Apple were in relation to their moral purpose. I assumed they sold iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs.  One of my colleagues, Andrew Morrish, summed it up brilliantly in his blog where he stated,

Apple are not a company that sells tech. Instead they exist to make us think differently about what we perceive education to be. Technology is merely a means to that end. One particular comment from one of the Austin store retail managers stands out for me: ‘What we do as employees of Apple we do first for ourselves and then for the world. Our soul is our people … people who shine a spotlight on you to stand outside it.

I think one of the key challenges we face is to ensure that all the learning from this week is put into practice so we can impact upon children’s learning and their achievements.

The organisations in our trust need an agreement so as to invest in resources, develop project plans, empower our workforce, communicate to families and key stakeholders (certainly involving the children and young people), baseline assess in all curricular and learning for life areas and empower our workforce. We have to work smarter and ensure we optimise learning opportunities through the development of technology.

I did a short video when I was over in San Jose (after seeing the Infinite Loop), I hope you find it interesting.

Well that’s me done for the weekend – I’ll see you on Monday,

Graham

You can find the latest from Graham’s visit here

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Roman Road
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Oldham
OL8 3PH

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