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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 everyone,

I hope everyone has had a good week.

The success of the England football team certainly seems to be being discussed in most of our schools and organisations.  It’s really the lift that everyone has needed.  Let’s hope for a great game and a positive result.

So, what have I been up to this week?  It’s been very much a week of Governing Body and Directors meetings and tying up some loose ends with a school I support in Northampton.

On Monday I finalised my Trustees report.  I always enjoy writing the “end of year” report as it gives me the opportunity to both reflect on the year and to keep the Trustees informed of the plans for next year.

It’s clearly been a year dominated by the virus, but I’ve been able to report to Trustees about some of our schools’ (and organisations’) amazing other achievements.  It never ceases to amaze me how adaptive, creative and innovative our staff teams are.  All our schools have seen their work identified at local, regional, national and international levels.  Only this morning I heard of a new link where one of our schools is working on a project with a Canadian team that will improve some of our technological learning platforms.  We shouldn’t take for granted the reputations our schools and organisations have, not just across the region, but also more widely – our partnerships are testament to 20 or 30 years of hard graft.

Our schools are all busy trying to make sense of the new regulations relating to children, testing and self-isolation.  I have to say that the guidance is still very confusing and appears to have been rushed through.  I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we saw a change of direction before the children and young people start again in September.  We’ll be keeping a watch over the next few weeks.

I’m delighted that the government has, from September, given a (tentative) green light for overseas travel.  For all the children who missed out on Disney – you will definitely get the chance to go.

Let’s hope for a safe last couple of weeks, take care.


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