Chocolate Meditation and Mindfulness in Schools

22 September, 2014

An extra from Secrets of the strong-minded. Featured on 16 September on-line edition of Mosaic which is dedicated to exploring the Science of Life.  Mosaic is published by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that seeks to drive extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. A programme is teaching UK kids to live in […]

A two-stage Pupil Premium strategy

15 September, 2014

An effective, two-stage Pupil Premium strategy at Stanley Grove Academy has seen the pupils given the confidence to take control of their own learning. Teacher Karen Richardson explains more…   Introduced back in 2011, the Pupil Premium programme is now worth £2.5 billion and the 2014/15 financial year has seen primary schools receive £1,300 for […]

Bright Future for new Myerson Solicitor employee

09 September, 2014

Jake Bradley, a former Altrincham College of Arts and Bright Futures Project student, is now a full-time employee at commercial law firm, Myerson, based in Altrincham, Cheshire. Jake was offered a position as a Junior IT Assistant at Myerson after impressing the firm during his work experience placement through Bright Futures Project – an innovative […]

“If I ruled the world”: Gary Handforth explains to Teach Primary why the attainment gap persists

04 September, 2014

“We still haven’t closed the attainment gap. And we won’t until children and parents from disadvantaged backgrounds are given the support they need, right from day one”, says Gary Handforth, director of primary education for Bright Futures Educational Trust, in an article for Teach Primary’s September edition. Although my memories are of good childhood, I grew up in what would […]

Welcome to Stephanie Gill, new Principal at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

01 September, 2014

Stephanie Gill begins her new role this week as Principal at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls following the retirement of Mary Speakman. She has joined AGGS from West Kirby Grammar School, where she was Deputy Headteacher (pastoral). Stephanie studied natural sciences at St John’s College Cambridge and following a year abroad teaching in New Zealand, returned to Cambridge where she gained […]