Graham's Blog... First of all, can I start this week’s blog with an apology. I didn’t get round to writing a blog last week. I rarely miss, but I just had one of those weeks! It’s quite interesting as I don’t think I was alone in having 'one of those weeks' – many of...
Our gallery shows a selection of photographs from across our Academy.
Hot off the press! I heard some great news this week... The Trust has been successful with its bid to take a group of our 16+ students to the USA, next year. We received 90k from the Governments Turing Fund. We are one of just 3 special schools/trusts in the UK to get...
Sad News I received some dreadfully sad news on Wednesday. Jean Webber, who many of you will remember, sadly passed away following a short illness. I’m going to dedicate this blog to one of the most influential colleagues and inspirational people I have ever...
Hi everyone... I’m writing this week's blog on a train, on my way to London. This evening (Friday) I’ve been invited to the annual NASEN awards event. The only time I get out my tuxedo is for this event and our school proms!! I can’t say I feel over comfortable in a...
Rather a hectic week... Hi, all... I’m still rather frustrated at not having enough time to get round our schools and spend time with the children and staff teams. Most of my time this week has been spent looking at finances and our future direction of travel....
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,
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