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ATC News Update 23.4.2021

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ATC News Update 23.04.2021

In a week of chocolate caterpillar lawsuits and celebrating St Georges Day, it has been a busy week across the Trust.  We look forward to Cassim joining the central team in mid-May. Cassim will provide ICT support to schools across the trust.

 

Congratulations to Seth Wilkins and Zaitoon Bukhari.  Seth will take up a two year secondment with the central team as the National Education Lead for Arbinger UK, supporting both our schools and others.  Seth’s role with the central team is two days a week from September.

 

Zaitoon’s secondment is the EdTech Lead for AtC.  Zaittoon will work alongside leaders in our schools and central team to implement the digital strategy. Zaitoon’s secondment is for two and half days per week, starting September.  We are really looking forward to capitalising on their expertise across the trust.

 

We currently have the following vacancies across the trust:

 

Deputy Headteacher – Quality of Education at Bowland High

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/deputy-headteacher-quality-of-education-lancashire-1432384

 

 

Primary  Classroom Teacher at Roseacre Primary Academy

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/primary-classroom-teacher-blackpool-1432510?preview=1

 

Primary Classroom Teacher KS1 / KS2 at Thames Primary Academy

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/primary-classroom-teacher-ks1-ks2-blackpool-1431837?preview=1

 

If you and know of anyone that would like to apply for the roles please forward or click the links above.

 

Jenny, our Director of Finance and Operations is taking over the Data Protection Officer (DPO) responsibility from September 2021.  She will be completing DPO training over the next few months. We wish her luck in her training over the upcoming months.

 

 

 

New and replacement ID badges are now printed by the central team. If you would like a new badge or need to update your badge, please complete an ICT support request via ithelpdesk@atctrust.org.uk

 

Some members of the central team are training to complete a 10km in Blackpool on 11th July. They are training twice a week in and around Witton Park. If you see them, give them a supportive wave and If you would like to get involved or would like more information about this please contact the central team.

 

If would like help or to talk to someone about adapting to life with the easing of restrictions as we continue to follow the roadmap out of lockdown, ATC Trust have councillors available for each of our schools. If you would like more information about this please contact Beth (blewis@atctrust.org.uk)

ATC News Update 16.4.2021

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ATC News Update 14.04.2021

Welcome back to all staff and students.  We hope you enjoyed the Easter break.

 

Ramadam Mubarek to all of our families and friends across the Trust.

 

This week we welcomed Imran Khalid to our central team.  Imran takes over the Senior Finance Officer role and is looking forward to visiting all our schools over the next few weeks.

 

We have had a good response to our recent vacancies at Witton Park Academy and Bowland High. Thank you to everyone that applied.  Keep your eyes peeled for more vacancies being advertised over the next few weeks as we finalise staffing plans for the next academic year.

 

We are currently advertising an internal secondment opportunity for an Ed Tech to lead the implementation of the trusts digital strategy.  The secondment is for 12 months from September 2021. If you would like more information please contact your school’s Headteacher or Dean Logan, CEO, the closing date for this is Tuesday 20th April.

ATC News Update 26.3.2021

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ATC News Update 26.03.2021

Weekly News

This week is the final week to many of our schools across the Trust. It mark’s the anniversary of the first lockdown in which we reflected with a one minute silence on Monday. This we weekend we also look forward to the clocks going forward and hopefully having nicer weather.

The Trustees meet this week and approved the updated Whistleblowing policy. The policy can be found on the following link: https://atctrust.org.uk/policies/ . A link to this is also accessible through the individual school websites across the Trust.

The ATC Easter is also now available. The newsletter contains information about what was been happening across the Trust through the Spring Term. The newsletter can be accessed through the ATC website and the through the following link:

https://atctrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/ATC-Easter-Newsletter-2021.pdf

It was also Lynda’s and John final week working directly at the Trust. We will miss them both and wish them all the best in the future.

We have successfully recruited our new Senior Finance Officer. Thankyou to everyone that had applied for the position. We still currently have the following vacancy throughout the ATC Trust:

Associate Assistant Headteacher – Transition at Witton Park Academy

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/associate-assistant-headteacher-transition-blackburn-with-darwen-1408546

To apply or find out any further information about the role, please click on the link above.

We hope you have a nice Easter Break and look forward to the Summer Term.

ATC News Update 12.3.2021

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ATC News Update 12.03.2021

This week has been the first week back for all of our Students across the Trust. It has been fantastic to see them all again and we look forward to continuing learning within the classroom. To help our staff and students to stay safe, lateral flow test have been given to staff and students in our high schools to help stop the spread of Covid.

 

The meetings in regard to the digital strategy have been taking place with the ATC Executive Team and the Headteachers across the Trust. So far the response has been positive and look forward to the next step of implementing the digital strategy cross the schools.

 

The ATC marketing department have been working with Thames Primary Academy in preparation for the launch of there new website. The website should be live at the beginning of April.

 

The catering at Thames Primary Academy and Roseacre Primary Academy will soon be inhouse. To help promote this and develop engagement, discussions across the two Primary schools have been taking place.

 

On Friday we will be holding interviews for the position of ICT technician based across the ATC Trust. Thankyou to everyone that applied for the role.

 

We still currently have the following vacancies throughout the ATC Trust:

 

Senior Finance Officer at ATC Trust

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/senior-finance-officer-blackburn-with-darwen-1410082

 

Teacher of French – Maternity Leave Cover (2 terms) at Witton Park Academy:

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/teacher-of-french-maternity-leave-cover-2-terms-blackburn-with-darwen-1410025

 

Associate Assistant Headteacher – Transition at Witton Park Academy

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/associate-assistant-headteacher-transition-blackburn-with-darwen-1408546

 

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator at Bowland High (Please note internal applicates only).

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/special-educational-needs-co-ordinator-lancashire-1411248

 

To apply or find out any further information about any of these roles, please click the links above.

ATC News Update 5.3.2021

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ATC News Update 5.03.2021

Next week we look forward to welcoming all of our students across the Trust back to school. It has been a tough Year however hopefully if we continue to follow the government guidelines and stay safe we will continue to follow the roadmap out of lockdown.

 

At Witton Park Academy, a testing swab video has been created to ensure our students are prepared and safe when returning to school. The link to the video can be found below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2AobOLthYI

 

We currently have some vacancies throughout the ATC Trust list below:

 

 

To apply or find out any further information about any of these roles, please click the links above.

 

Finally from 8th March the ATC Office will also be open full time. If you are visiting the site, please continue to follow the government guidelines and wear a facemask to keep yourself and our staff safe.

ATC News Update 27.2.2021

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ATC News Update 27.02.2021

This week we celebrated Chinese New Year the week before our schools break up for the half term holiday.

 

We are still advertising for the vacancy of ICT technician. If you do know anyone that would like the opportunity to work with us, please forward them the following link:

 

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/it-technician-lancashire-area-1403822https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/it-technician-blackburn-with-darwen-base-1394053?preview=1

 

The ATC dashboard is now live on the website. This will be a place where staff are able to access the latest news, forms, policies, wellbeing, and information from the different ATC departments. The link to the new ATC dashboard is as follows:

 

https://atctrust.org.uk/atc-staff-dashboard/

 

The ATC digital strategy has begun it’s development. Meetings with the ICT department have taken place to help unify the 5 ATC locations. The intention is to give ATC locations an overall common platform with contextual dependants to improve the quality of education. Further updates to follow.

 

Next week we would like to welcome Roger the new Operations Manager that will be starting over at Roseacre Primary Academy. We wish him well in his new role.

 

Next week will be the half term break, we look forward to see you all again after the holidays!

ATC News Update 12.2.2021

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ATC News Update 12.02.2021

This week we celebrated Chinese New Year the week before our schools break up for the half term holiday.

 

We are still advertising for the vacancy of ICT technician. If you do know anyone that would like the opportunity to work with us, please forward them the following link:

 

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/it-technician-blackburn-with-darwen-base-1394053?preview=1

 

The ATC dashboard is now live on the website. This will be a place where staff are able to access the latest news, forms, policies, wellbeing, and information from the different ATC departments. The link to the new ATC dashboard is as follows:

 

https://atctrust.org.uk/atc-staff-dashboard/

 

The ATC digital strategy has begun it’s development. Meetings with the ICT department have taken place to help unify the 5 ATC locations. The intention is to give ATC locations an overall common platform with contextual dependants to improve the quality of education. Further updates to follow.

 

Next week we would like to welcome Roger the new Operations Manager that will be starting over at Roseacre Primary Academy. We wish him well in his new role.

 

Next week will be the half term break, we look forward to see you all again after the holidays!

ATC News Update 5.2.2021

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ATC News Update 22.01.2021

The mornings and nights are starting to become lighter and signs of spring are starting to appear. Across the Trust we are working on a digital strategy to develop a common educational platform to enable collaboration.  Implementation for our digital strategy should start in September, with development and consultation over the next few months.   

 

We would like to welcome Julie Baldwin, the new Operations Manager, who has started her post over at Thames Primary Academy this week. We wish her well in her new role. 

 

We currently have a vacancy for a Trust IT Technician. If you know anyone that maybe interested, please forward the link below:  

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/it-technician-blackburn-with-darwen-base-1394053?preview=1

The closing date for the post will be Monday 8th February.

 

ICT have been working hard and managed to distribute over 70 Google Chromebooks to Thames Primary Academy. Students and staff having access to Chromebooks has been a massive benefit in helping the education of the students.  Also the team have been looking at a rolling programme of replacing classroom screens at Roseacre Primary Academy.

 

Finally, congratulations to John Tarbox, Deputy CEO.  John returned to AtC full time in January following his secondment as Executive Headteacher at Rhyddings High School.  At Easter John joins The Pennine Trust based in Nelson, Lancashire as CEO.  We look forward to working in partnership with John and Pennine Trust schools in the future.

ATC News Update 22.01.2021

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ATC News Update 22.01.2021

Although it has been ‘Blue Monday’ this week, we are keeping our spirits up across the Trust. To help promote staff wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle throughout lockdown, some of our staff members are participating in an ATC walking challenge. The challenge is for staff to achieve various walking distances throughout the lockdown period. The challenge levels are: 

 

Secondary Challenge: ATC Office to Bowland 15.5 Miles 31,000 Steps
Primary Challenge: ATC Office to Thames 25.5 Miles 51,000 Steps
Transition Challenge: Thames to Bowland: 35 Miles 70,000 Steps
ATC Warrior Challenge: CLC-RPA-TPA-BH-WPA 75.5 Miles 151,000 Steps

 

Good luck to everyone that participates! 

 

We have successfully appointed two Operation Managers: one to join Thames Primary Academy and the other to join Roseacre Primary Academy. We would like to welcome Roger and Julie to our team, they will start their new roles with us in the next few weeks. 

 

We also have an IT Technician vacancy in the central team. The link to the vacancy is below: 

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/it-technician-blackburn-with-darwen-base-1394053?preview=1

 

 

If you know anyone that may be interested in the role, please forward the link. 

 

Support and counselling sessions have been set up for staff members. If staff do need to talk about anything please contact the HR department.