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...
Our gallery shows a selection of photographs from across our Academy.
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...
Chicago Day 11
Today was our last day at Ridgewood High School, and our last day for the students to finish their prototypes and the final day to rehearse their pitch to Apple tomorrow.
This morning we started by breaking off into pods where teams took turns to present their app prototypes to Apple Campus Leaders and received feedback to make some last minute changes to their designs. Students then continued to work on their app designs in Keynote and complete their video documentaries in iMovie.
This afternoon, everyone came together and presented their final app designs with a time limit of only 3 minutes. This was such a rewarding moment. We had all 10 teams stand up and present to all staff and students. Everyone did fantastically well and even the students who we thought would never stand up and present really blew us away. A proud moment.
This evening we went out for a pizza dinner and ten pin bowling and we were joined by the students from Ridgewood. It was quite emotional to watch the students pair up with their new Chicagoan friends and laughing and hugging and taking selfies. Once again, I must say that it is seeing these friendships form that has been as much a reward as all the other amazing successes of the trip.
I must finish today’s blog by saying a huge THANK YOU to all the staff and students at Ridgewood for welcoming us and their huge generosity. It’s been such an amazing experience to work with them and the students have bonded so much. They have clearly made friendships they will keep long after we head back to the UK.
So, next up, back to Apple HQ in the centre of the city where we have the final app showcase and present the awards for:
Whatever the results, which are voted by leaders at Apple, each and every student is a winner because of the journey they’ve been on and what they’ve achieved on this incredible adventure.
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