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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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