Summer 1, Blog 1
Welcome back everyone to the start of the Summer (and final term). In this part of the year we think about celebratory events, planning for next year and transition. I must say, it’s one of my favourite terms and I am sure the next few months will not disappoint.
Mrs Birch Hall and I have been busy interviewing for some posts within our school. Part of this process has included a discovery walk, where we are able to look at a variety of lessons and learners. We have seen some amazing work from year 9 in English and Maths, an ICT lesson with the pathways and an Activate lesson who were preparing to use local sports facilities. One thing that really struck me was that our students love learning. In the next few weeks, we will be sharing lots of pictures highlighting the success of our children in a variety of different parts of the school.
On Friday, we welcomed visitors from the Seashell Trust and Barrier Breakers. Alongside Mrs Woods – Gallagher, we were really able to have a good look around the New Bridge building and share some of our co-production working with colleagues. We are really looking forward to working alongside Seashell and sharing some of their practice.
Before Easter, we said farewell to 3 New Bridge colleagues. Mrs Parkinson has taught art in this building since we opened and has decided to dedicate more time to her family. We wish her luck. Mrs Fitzsimmons taught PE at New Bridge since its formation and then became a form tutor to year 9 and a staff governor. Liz is also retiring to spend more time with her family. Good luck, Liz. Miss Taylor is leaving us to take up an Assistant Head role in Bradford. Miss Taylor has worked in lots of specialist areas in the school and most recently has been part of our Autism Base. All the best Suzi, in your future career.
This term we will be sending out information about dates including parents evening, prom and other celebratory events. We have so much to look forward to .
I hope everyone has a brilliant bank holiday weekend (and the sun shines…)