CEO Blog - Destinations Champions I can't quite believe that we've made it to December already, but here we are, and the countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway! This week, I would like to point you all in the direction of our newest New Bridge...
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CEO Blog - 24.11.23 Happy Friday, everyone. I'm keeping it brief this week, but I wanted to give you an update on what's been going on behind the scenes at New Bridge... I met with the Directors at New Bridge Horizons, talking about the exciting partnerships we build...
CEO Blog - 17.11.23 This week has been another busy week for all of us at New Bridge, and I'm proud of our staff teams for pulling together and continuing to offer our students and young people the very best, even when it's already dark by the time most of them are...
CEO Blog - 10.11.23 This week, it has been good to see each of our sites commemorating Remembrance Day in their own way. The creativity and thought that our staff have put into these 'Remembrance' themed activities is brilliant, and testament to their ingenuity. It...
CEO Blog (3.11.23) - Welcome Back To everyone who has just had half term, I want to say, 'welcome back', and that I hope you had the opportunity to spend some quality time with friends and family over the break. This first term is usually the toughest, and the October...
I’m writing today’s blog on VE Day. It’s a day when we remember the sacrifice that so many people made, so that our country could be free from tyranny and oppression. It feels strange that the freedoms that so many of us take for granted are now under such pressures.
Many of you will have seen in the media that there is a strong likelihood that an announcement will be made (either on Sunday or more likely Monday) about the partial re-opening of schools. At this point in time I don’t have any more details.
What I think is going to be crucial, as we move through the next stage of the pandemic, is that we ensure all our stakeholders have much more of an active part in the decision making process.
When our schools and Horizons made decisions in mid March, we were constrained by both lack of time and scarcity of information.
I am going to ensure that as we plan for the next few months, all of you (alongside our colleagues in the LA, council and health authority) are able to better understand why decisions are being made so that we can adhere to our overriding principle – to keep all of our young people and staff safe.
It’s with this in mind that early next week I’m going to share with you all our draft “return to sites” risk assessments. We want your views. We want to take all of your views into consideration. We want you to help guide our work. Obviously we won’t be able to agree with everyone, but you’ll be in a position to help frame our re-opening strategy. Which children can continue with virtual learning, who needs shielding, who needs to be back on site, can we go to part time sessions etc. etc. – we need your views to help form our strategy.
I’m really hoping that the same will apply to Horizons.
So if, as we expect, we get guidance in the next few days, I’ll email or use Parentpay to contact you with details of how you’ll be able to contribute.
Let’s ensure that, together, we make the next steps as safe as we possibly can?
Have a great weekend.
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