ATC News Update 3.12.2021

Weekly news

This week we all felt Christmas was just around the corner with the snow and the start of advent. It hasn’t slowed things down in the trust with a busy week for all.

With the new Covid variant, face masks are now compulsory in schools and the Trust office. Please ensure you wear one when entering the buildings. We are also advised to take lateral flow tests to help protect ourselves and the people around us. 

The lovely, wintery snow brought power outages across Lancashire and the Fylde coast.  Our IT services team have been busy resolving IT issues caused by the power outages and ensuring minimal disruption to our schools. Thank you to all the IT services team for going above and beyond at the weekend, it was much appreciated.  Rumour has it our Head of IT spent his 40th birthday weekend working to support our schools.

Our IT Services team are enjoying their new, branded uniforms.  They have received positive feedback from the schools and it has made the team really easy to identify when on site. Our newest recruits, Lewis and Zubair, are out on site this week, supporting schools in Blackpool and the Forest of Bowland.

The Finance team continue to work towards the month end deadline.  Emma has been in the finance team for a whole month now and has made a huge impact across Bowland, Roseacre and the trust.  Thank you Emma for all you do!

Zaitoon has returned to the office this week, it has been great to see her back. She has been meeting with the digital leads at the school to continue the roll out of our whole trust Digital Strategy.

Marketing and IT have been working on digital signage over at Witton Park Academy to help engage students with events around the school and provide well being messages. Signage is being trailed in the café area.

Finally, thank you to Rosie for organising the office secret Santa and the office Christmas meal this week. We hope both events help bring the office staff together and get to know each other a little more.