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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...

It’s been a really productive week.

On Wednesday I spent the day hearing about the Bridge GM Careers Hub launch.

New Bridge MAT has been selected as one of only 3 schools in Greater Manchester to support the roll out of a renewed careers initiative across the borough.

Dan Wood is leading on this development and there are some brilliant plans afoot.

At the launch event, I was fortunate to be able to have lunch with Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester. It was great to hear of his plans for children and young people. One of the ideas we talked about was to try to develop accreditation for employers who support young people in the workplace. There has to be an incentive for employers to take young people as the commitment, from them, is really significant. I really believe that there needs to be a win:win.

I am aware that many larger companies are making real inroads into supporting young people and their families. Manchester Airport have their super initiative that allows children and young people with ASD to fast track certain areas, some cinemas are now having special screenings and some major supermarkets are setting time aside for families and children to have a more comfortable shopping experience. Businesses are really starting to involve our children and families in a much more positive way. Maybe a GM accreditation system will be another next step forward.

On Friday a number of the central team had a ‘visioning day’ where we explored a few options relating to the future of the Multi Academy Trust and the Group. We threw around lots of ideas. I was delighted with some of the views that were expressed. It was wonderful to take some time to look at our trust’s vision. We discussed at length whether ‘Learning together, learning for all, learning for life’ is still relevant. There was a general consensus that those simple 9 words are still incredibly powerful and clearly articulate what our trust is about.

Anyway, that’s it for this week. Have a great weekend,


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