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CEO’s Blog – 25th November 2022

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Remembering Joan Readyhough

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CEO’s Blog – 11th November

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Young Enterprise Business Group

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CEO’s Blog – 4th November 2022

CEO’s Blog – 4th November 2022   Have fun, but be careful!   Autumn 2 is well underway and with Bonfire Night happening this weekend, the message this week has to be ‘have fun, but be careful…’   Fireworks aren’t for everyone, but for those of you who will...

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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