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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’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 bow tie!!

It’s a wonderful event that celebrates the staff in schools, across the country, that make such a difference, day in and day out. I judge a number of categories so I’m in a fortunate position to know many of the winners before they do!!

It’s a real pity you can’t “bottle” the energy that’s generated. The people that are there have a real “can do” attitude and the impact they have had on young people with additional needs is truly inspirational.

We’ll have TAs and teachers of the year being acknowledged, alongside the inspirational young people, families and organisations.

I’ll try and get some pictures for next weeks blog.

It renews my absolute commitment to all our schools and organisations.

As I have to stay over, I’m hoping that tomorrow I might be able to spend a few hours with our youngest daughter, who has just started studying at the London College of Music. It’ll be brilliant to catch up with her.

Next week one of our Local Authorities (Tameside) has an SEND area inspection. I’m hoping that the inspectors will visit Hawthorns to meet our inspirational children and amazing staff team. It would also be wonderful for them to meet with our families so you can explain to them the journey you’ve been on, and the influence that you have had on providing our children with a new school.

And staying in Tameside, one of our Executive Directors, Dan, has spent the week in Samuel Laycock. A number of staff have been struck down with the dreaded virus!!

Dan’s words to me yesterday were “what an amazing school it is.”


“What amazing children and staff, I can see why Helen loves it. They’ll bring so much to our Trust”.

Our teams are so looking forward to working alongside the Governors and staff teams. Together we’ll…

“Create meaningful futures.”

Short and sweet this week – have a wonderful weekend and take care.




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