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...
CEO’s Blog – 21st October
“And just like that, we’ve reached the half term break.
The first half term of any academic year is always a challenge, as pupils settle in to new routines and familiarise themselves with new staff teams and new settings.
Having seen some of the learning taking place around our sites, I am proud to say that as a Multi Academy Trust and wider group, we have absolutely knocked it out of the park.
Well done, everyone.
‘Creating Meaningful Futures’ is what it’s all about, but whilst we’re doing that, we have to make sure that we enjoy the present. It certainly seems like some of New Bridge School’s Activ8 Pathway have been enjoying the present, as they went on a positive behaviour reward trip to Treetop Trek at Heaton Park this week.
Probably not the place to go if you haven’t got a head for heights, but they look like they loved every minute of it!
Of course, it’s fantastic to be able to say ‘well done’ in this way, but the transferrable skills and experiences that our young people pick up from activities like this are priceless.
We’re talking about team building, self esteem, resilience, not to mention physical fitness.
Well done, Activ8 and keep up the fantastic behaviour, representing yourselves, your families and your school in the best possible way.
Representing ourselves in the best possible way is something we should all commit to. I think that’s how we can start to become the best Trust we can possibly be.
Part of that journey involves giving something back, and look at how some of the pupils from Spring Brook Upper have given something back this week, travelling to Stalybridge to tidy up a flower bed for the community to enjoy. I’m sure it was hard work, but the results will be rewarding for the people who pass it by when spring returns.
I’m positive that the SBU pupils will revisit it to see it develop, but even if they never went there again, they’ve already given something back.
It reminds me of the quote:
“The one who plants trees knowing that he or she will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.”
That’s what the whole education system should be about too, about nurturing our young people so that they have every opportunity to be the best they can be, to help them create their own meaningful futures, long after they leave New Bridge.
That’s what we’re trying to do.
We’re doing a great job.
Enjoy the half term break, everyone.”
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