Our Academy

The New Bridge is a welcoming inclusive academy that caters for the needs of 125 students between the ages of eleven and nineteen who experience emotional, social, behavioural  and mental health difficulties. Additionally the academy is able to offer a small number of part time intervention placements.

As of December 2019 The New Bridge Academy will be part of the Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust. Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust is multi Academy Trust the is dedicated to striving for excellence in everything that they do. In doing this, they are aware of the lives that they change on a daily basis. Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust maintains a kind, honest and calm environment.

Our holistic person centred approach creates a nurturing environment with a positive ethos and climate in which we celebrate achievement and reward positive behaviour choices.

Our staff

  • build strong relationships with students
  • care about them
  • want the best for them
  • don’t judge them
  • don’t criticise them
  • are persistent, consistent and genuine

Our students feel

  • they are listened to
  • valued
  • safe
  • secure
  • important and empowered

They become confident, regain their self-esteem, develop emotional maturity and stability, they develop positive interpersonal skills and they learn to manage themselves in an appropriate manner. They take part in school life, access the curriculum and achieve.

At The New Bridge we believe that working in partnership with parents and carers is essential in enabling our students to achieve the best possible outcomes.  All our students are allocated personal tutors whose job is to be their advocate and the key person to link with parents and carers and any other professionals that the student may be involved with. Our tutors regularly visit parents and carers, in their homes, to update them on their child’s progress, formulate shared plans, and support them and their family in any way they can.

Circle Time

This is one of the most important things we do; it is where everyone is important and has the opportunity to have their say. We all take part in circle time four times a day on the Lower Site and three times on the Upper Site.

We use circle time to:

Prepare

We use circle time to mark the transition from break times to lesson times and the circle is where we settle down to prepare for formal lessons.

Pass on Information

The circle provides us with a simple and effective way of communicating information to all members of the school community.

 

Build self – esteem

The circle is where we acknowledge, celebrate and reward success and achievement.

Circle time is where the academy’s underlying philosophy is best seen in action.