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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...

An eventful week…

I’ve had quite an eventful week.

On Tuesday I had the privilege of listening to Alison Cottrell, from Hawthorns, presenting to a national working party about how our children in school have approached the issue of recycling and being ecologically aware.

I had been asked to recommend a school that would be able to present to Government agencies the difference we can make as a school community.

Alison and the team had prepared a super short film filled with video clips and photographs of our children involved in a variety of activities, all designed to look after their environment. It was a brilliant introduction to the debate and very timely as work is now starting to take shape with our new school in Tameside.

The session on Wednesday reminded me of the importance of fully engaging with our children, our families and our communities.

In the next few weeks, we will be contacting you all to set up working parties and steering groups.

This will be your new school.

It’s for your children and for our communities to use.

It’s imperative that everyone, as far as is reasonably possible, is involved from the very start of the project. I’m still working on a couple of logistical issues but once these have been ironed out, we can enthusiastically start the work.

On a more personal note, last week our family experienced the challenge of “transition” when our youngest daughter moved to the London College of Music. We had the same feelings many of our families have when your child starts on a new venture. I’m hoping to get around all our schools in the next few days to see how all our “new” children and young people have settled.

It’s starting to get busy again! I’m hoping that, next week, I’ll have more information on Samuel Laycock – our Trust is totally committed to bringing the school into our family of schools. We absolutely see the benefit of having Hawthorns and Samuel Laycock being much more closely aligned.

Have a great weekend



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