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CEO Blog – Destinations Champions

CEO Blog – Destinations Champions

  CEO Blog - Destinations Champions I can't quite believe that we've made it to December already, but here we are, and the countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway! This week, I would like to point you all in the direction of our newest New Bridge...

CEO Blog – 24.11.23

CEO Blog – 24.11.23

CEO Blog - 24.11.23 Happy Friday, everyone. I'm keeping it brief this week, but I wanted to give you an update on what's been going on behind the scenes at New Bridge... I met with the Directors at New Bridge Horizons, talking about the exciting partnerships we build...

CEO Blog – 17.11.23

CEO Blog – 17.11.23

CEO Blog - 17.11.23 This week has been another busy week for all of us at New Bridge, and I'm proud of our staff teams for pulling together and continuing to offer our students and young people the very best, even when it's already dark by the time most of them are...

CEO Blog – 10.11.23

CEO Blog – 10.11.23

CEO Blog - 10.11.23 This week, it has been good to see each of our sites commemorating Remembrance Day in their own way. The creativity and thought that our staff have put into these 'Remembrance' themed activities is brilliant, and testament to their ingenuity. It...

CEO Blog (3.11.23) – Welcome Back

CEO Blog (3.11.23) – Welcome Back

CEO Blog (3.11.23) - Welcome Back To everyone who has just had half term, I want to say, 'welcome back', and that I hope you had the opportunity to spend some quality time with friends and family over the break. This first term is usually the toughest, and the October...

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 be wrapping up warm and heading to events and displays this weekend, please remember to keep yourselves safe, so that we can welcome everyone back on Monday having had a safe and enjoyable weekend.



Sticking with the theme of fireworks, I loved seeing the fine motor skills session at Hollinwood this week, where pupils created some really beautiful firework pictures.

They had something of a glitter explosion, by all accounts, but that’s all part of the fun!

Sticking with Hollinwood, it’s also great to hear how their Student Council and Pupil Voice responsibilities are developing. Using visual images as a method of communication and interaction is a really inclusive and innovative way of making sure everyone’s voices are heard.


Also making their voices heard this week, have been some of the pupils at New Bridge School, performing pieces of poetry written around the theme of ‘The Magic Box’.


Apparently, pupils used lots of facial expressions, tone of voice and body language to perform their poems, which just goes to show that there’s so much more involved in communication than what we actually say.

It’s about how we say it.


Communication is key to all that we do, and throughout New Bridge, we know that how we communicate with each other differs for lots of different reasons. As long as we maintain a commitment to being kind, sensitive and inclusive, we won’t go too far wrong.


On that note, I’ll leave you with this video of football manager Ian Holloway, speaking about how he communicates with his children, who happen to be deaf.

He mentions how he tries to see things from their point of view, or in their way. 


Instead of hearing the waves crash on the shore, his daughter mentioned how she could see “diamonds dancing” instead.


I expect we’ll all see some diamonds dancing in the sky this weekend as fireworks displays take place al around us.


Remember, have fun, but be careful!




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