ATC News Update 28.5.2021

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ATC News Update 28.5.2021

The rain continues throughout the month of May. Two of our schools, Roseacre Primary Academy and Thames Primary Academy, have broken up for their first week of their half term holiday. We hope they are enjoying a well deserved break. The other schools will break up this Friday for their half term break. 
 
Due to the rise of the Indian variant, surge testing has been in place at local schools within the Blackburn and Darwen area. This is to help reduce the spread of Covid. A reminder to everyone to continue to stay safe and follow the latest government guidelines. 
 
In more positive news, we have successfully appointed following jobs throughout the Trust: 
 
Deputy Headteacher at Bowland High: Claire George 
 
Teachers at Roseacre Primary Academy: Harry Groves; Francesca Folkes; Lyndsey Shaw; Caroline Blundell 
 
Well done to all the successful candidates, we wish you well in your new roles. 
 
We are also advertising for a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice at Witton Park Academy. If you do know anyone that would like to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please forward them the following link: 
 
https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-607711
 
 
The finance team have been finalising the budgets for the ATC Trust for next year. These will be completed in June. 
 
Bowland High will be meeting on Friday with Trustees to present and award the tenders for the 3G pitch. All being well the work to develop the new pitch will start very soon.
 
The HR department are researching a new sickness and absence software, the software will be more efficient and help to provide long term cost savings. 
 
For everyone who is breaking up for half term next week, we hope you have a fantastic break and look forward to seeing you all in the final Summer term of this academic year.

ATC News Update 22.5.2021

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ATC News Update 22.5.2021

This week we moved into the next stage of the lockdown easing with up to six people being allowed to meet indoors.

 

We are delighted that the lease has been signed on the CLC which is currently used as the trust central office and classroom space for Witton Park Academy.

 

The ICT team have been working on firewalls and the filtering system across the schools. This will give the Trust further improved security keeping staff and students safe online.
The Marketing team have been working on shared media drives to centralise content across the Trust. The media drives will be accessible at all schools and will allow further collaboration on projects.

 

Work continues on the 2021/22 budget setting process. Our DFO is holding final budget planning meetings with all schools over the next few weeks and will then finalise the budget in time to be approved by Trustees.
Some members of the ATC team are currently completing the couch to 5K challenge. So far, despite some harsh weather conditions, the training is going well. You may see them some days on their run around Witton Park.

 

A message from the Human Resources Department that is you are struggling or would like some help, consoling sessions are available. Please contact the HR department for further information.

ATC News Update 30.4.2021

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ATC News Update 30.04.2021

Exciting news this week! The new Thames Primary Academy website has been launched. This project began towards the end of last year. The new website will aim to give a better user experience and help to showcase how excellent the school is. The new website address is https://thames.atctrust.org.uk/. Thank you to everyone who has worked on the project.

 

The ICT team have been working hard to improve the wifi connections across the Trust. Once this is complete, this will give a more stable and more enhanced connection when visiting the schools.

 

The finance team has reminded the central team and school based finance officers about fraud awareness.  “CEO fraud” is on the rise and all staff are asked to be extra vigilant when receiving requests from suppliers or employees about changing bank details.

 

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.

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!