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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...


Welcome back everyone.

In a normal year, this is the week that many of our Year 8s would have been at Disneyland Paris.  As you know, it’s been a tradition since we opened that all of our children and young people, in all our schools, have access to residential experiences.

I’ve often blogged that the Year 8 Disney residential is one of the highlights of my school year.

This will be the second group that have missed out.  Can I assure you all that our teams are working really hard to ensure not one child misses out in the long run.  We don’t quite know how we’ll sort it – but we will.

We need to add Disney to the long list that includes other residentials, Proms, celebration events and visits out.

We’ve had some great news that affects our Tameside schools.  I think we’ve arranged a feedback meeting on Monday morning at 10.00am.

On Thursday and Friday I’ve been supporting some schools in Northamptonshire.  It’s great to work with other school leaders and share ideas.  The train journey also gives me a little time to reflect on our schools and organisations.  It’s going to be a busy few weeks sorting out staffing for the new academic year.

We’ve also had a few meetings this week to try and get some further capital investment into our schools and post 19 organisations.  More news to follow.

We got first sight of the draft Future Finders Ofsted report yesterday.  It makes really positive reading.

We’ve noticed a slight increase in Covid cases over the last week.  Please make sure you adhere to the guidance – testing, tracking and ensuring you follow the protocols.

Please take care.  Have a great weekend,


You can find all Graham’s previous updates and blog entries here


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