Bright Futures welcomes Des McIvor, new Head of IT

31 March, 2015

After reading Economics at university Des joined elevator manufacturer Otis as a computer operator and his IT career was born.  He became passionate about technology and took on several technical roles in a number of sectors for companies such as Cargill and Nestle UK before moving from a wholly technical role to become IT operations Manager […]

Gorton Mount Principal Wins Montesorri Award

30 March, 2015

The Principal of Manchester’s Gorton Mount Primary Academy, Carol Powell, has been named Montessorian of the Year by the Montessori Schools Association at a ceremony in London. Gorton Mount Primary Academy is a proud member of the Bright Futures Educational Trust, which is committed to harnessing the very best of each Academy to develop their […]

North West Schools Provide Heels 4 Hearts

25 March, 2015

Students and staff at schools from the Bright Futures Educational Trust are taking part in Good Morning Britain’s ‘Heels 4 Hearts’ campaign, as part of a national effort to improve awareness of cardiovascular health. ‘Heels 4 Hearts’, supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), aims to provide every secondary school in the UK with CPR […]

Wigan UTC Joins Bright Futures Educational Trust

23 March, 2015

Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) has extended its community of schools across the North West, adding Wigan University Technical College (UTC) to its portfolio. Offering a unique blend of academic and technical education, students at Wigan UTC study A-levels while achieving technical skills that are highly valued by employers. Every student at Wigan UTC Academy […]

World Famous Professor A. C. Grayling Visits Connell Sixth Form College

23 March, 2015

Professor A.C. Grayling, world famous philosopher, visited Connell Sixth Form College yesterday to deliver a talk and discussion on ‘arguments for and against the existence of God’. Students and staff, joined by pupils from Manchester Creative Media Academy , were given plenty to think about, ranging from classical proofs of God’s existence to sociological and […]