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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...


Hi all,

Just a short blog this week.

As you can imagine, it’s been a really busy few days for everyone.

Almost on a daily basis we have been dealing with children, staff or family members proving positive. It’s been noticeable over the last couple of weeks that the virus is definitely more prevalent in our communities. In many ways having the half term has come at a really good time in that it will allow all the schools an opportunity to shut down and re-energize. It’s been a daily challenge to try and ensure the classes have got appropriate staff.

The Learning Centre at New Bridge, last week, was particularly challenged. Both the head and deputy hadn’t been available to attend so I’ve stepped in to try and support. It’s been a while since I took on the role of a head and I must admit I loved every minute! I loved it not because I was particularly effective (!) but because I was able to see our New Bridge values directly in operation.

We are caring
We are creative
We are inspiring
We are passionate
We are innovative
We are collaborative
We trust each other

The sense of pulling together was absolute. Colleagues “mucked in”. They covered lunches, they supported where we had staffing gaps, they advised me as to the best courses of action, they worked tirelessly to ensure the young people continue to access a high quality offer. As I sit here on a Sunday reflecting on another busy week, the most rewarding thing for me is knowing that every single school would do exactly the same!

If you are able, have a great break and please stay safe.


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