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...

This morning all Headteachers and central executive team have met to reflect on yesterday’s announcements by both the Secretary of State for Education and the Department for Education.

We were promised an update at 9:30am this morning that, as you will be aware, is yet to materialise. Despite this, we are working towards a contingency plan that is based on what the government guidance may be. This includes:

  1. a thorough audit of every child within all our schools to ascertain medical and social needs
  2. a questionnaire to all families to identify carers that may fall into government “key worker” categories
  3. an audit of all staff members to clarify those that may be able to continue to work “hands-on” with young people
  4. dialogue with local authority partnership agencies i.e. transport, health etc. to agree joint support strategies

Headteachers agreed that, along with the support of their staff teams, all this information will be collated by lunch time tomorrow (20th March). Once we have robust and reliable data we will continue work on our ongoing risk assessment that is likely to include the following:

  1. the possibility of opening a school / schools as a central hub
  2. the potential to extend the academic year into the Easter period

The risk assessment may take a number of days to complete but, as I stated last night, all decision making processes will be guided by our shared knowledge of all our children and young people.

We appreciate your ongoing support and patience throughout this unprecedented and challenging time for us all.

Graham

Location

New Bridge Multi Academy Trust
Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham
OL8 3PH

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

0161 870 9386

info@newbridgegroup.org