Altrincham Grammar School for Girls named top performer in 2014 GCSE league tables

29 January, 2015

Today Altrincham Grammar School for Girls has been named one of the top performing secondaries in England, coming second in the Department for Education’s 2014 GCSE league tables. AGGS was the only school in Greater Manchester to see 100 per cent of pupils gain at least five GCSEs including English and maths in last year’s GCSE […]

Top 1% Nationally for progress in writing at Stanley Grove Primary Academy

28 January, 2015

Writing at Stanley Grove Primary Academy, part of Bright Futures Educational Trust, has vastly improved as part of an overall improvement in teaching and learning across the school. The school has a unremitting focus on regular tracking and monitoring, linked to rigorous appraisal and appropriate professional development of staff, have set the tone for higher […]

Bright Futures CEO leads on new professional standards for headteachers in England

21 January, 2015

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has personally praised Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski, CEO of Bright Futures Educational Trust, for leading a review of educational standards for headteachers in England. Nicky Morgan unveiled the new professional standards this week at the Education World Forum. The revised standards are designed to “empower and inspire heads, drive aspiration, promote excellence […]

Meditation may prevent absenteeism by stressed public servants, MPs claim

16 January, 2015

Inquiry finds public servants may be less likely to burn out if they use mindfulness techniques to control anxiety and depression. Stressed out teachers, prison officers and nurses should be trained in ancient techniques of mindfulness meditation, a cross-party group of MPs and peers said on Wednesday. An eight-month inquiry by the all party group […]