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CEO’s Blog – 24th March 2023

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...

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 – 10th February 2023

“I’m ready for my close up!”

This week has been a very busy week for our schools and sites, but when is it not a busy week?

I’ve been very busy myself, but this week I was involved in something a little different.

As our Trust and organisation grows, we are always in need of more people to join our teams, and we have gone back to the drawing board, as it were, in terms of recruitment.

Hollinwood Academy are trialing a ‘Recruitment Video’, supported by Jack Carter from Set the Scene Media.

I was pleased to be involved with the filming and although I took my role very seriously, I’m sure that the children and staff at Hollinwood will take centre stage. Quite right too, as they are who any new starters would be working with on a daily basis.

There was definitely a sense of excitment throughout the school on the day, as there always is when the cameras arrive, and I look forward to sharing the video as and when it is ready to be sent out.

I hope we get to see the bloopers!

Last week, I said that I would focus a little on ‘pupil/ student voice’ and I think the filming this week gives me the perfect oportunity to do just that.

The children at Hollinwood who were interviewed for the video were asked a series of conversational questions about their lives at school. Some of their answers were really insightful and helpful to providing a positive and realistic account of what working in one of our schools is like…

“It can be difficult if someone is upset, but we are all here to help.”

“My teachers have helped with my mental health.”

“They ‘get me’ here.”

“If you come here you will get a warm welcome.”

Those are some actual responses from children from a range of different year groups.

I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s honest feedback to be proud of.

Have a great weekend.



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