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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...


After the last few weeks’ hectic pace, things this week, in schools, have finally started to settle down.

However, most of our schools and organisations are still significantly affected by Covid outbreaks.

We’ve more children and young people having to self-isolate at home than at pretty much any point in the last 18 months.

As I’ve mentioned in several previously published blogs, our school leaders take guidance and advice directly from local public health teams and from Government policies.

They have limited choice and must follow very clear guidelines.

I’ve noticed, over the last few days, a definite change in the government’s attitude to children and “bubbles”.

We’ll await guidance – I really hope that the revised policy documentation will avoid the massive disruptions that we have faced over the last 12 months.

Every time we appear to be getting on top of the pandemic something else appears to happen.  It’s either a new “variant” or a change in the guidance.

Whatever the cause, we understand it’s incredibly disruptive and frustrating.

Let’s hope we get revised guidance before the children start to break up for the summer vacation.

Plans in all our schools are pretty much completed for September.

From our perspective our teams have worked incredibly hard to prepare the buildings, curriculum and personnel that will support the children and young people in September.

Over the next few weeks, the schools will send home any remaining details relating to next year.

If anyone has any concerns or queries, please feel free to contact us.

Please take care.


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


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