Wigan UTC Students Secure Valuable German Experience

21 September, 2015

Two of the UK’s most promising young engineering students have been selected for a work placement in Oppenweiler, Germany, with Murrelektronik – one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of power distribution components and systems for industrial automation. In October, the Wigan UTC students will become part of the Murrelektronik manufacturing team and gain an insight […]

Tablets: a hindrance or a help?

16 September, 2015

Tom Bennett recently claimed that tablets should be taken out of the classroom. Is he right? In The Sunday Times, new school behavior tsar Bennett is quoted: “Schools are increasingly giving kids iPads, even primary schools. I am not a fan of that. There is absolutely no research evidence that giving kids technology helps them learn. […]

Gorton Mount Welcomes New Executive Principal

01 September, 2015

Phil Mellen has been appointed as the new Executive Principal of Gorton Mount Primary Academy. Phil takes over from long-standing Principal Carol Powell. Phil is already extremely familiar with Gorton Mount, having cultivated a close partnership with the school in his role as Principal of fellow Bright Futures school Stanley Grove Primary Academy. Since his […]

Bright Futures welcomes Lisa Fathers, Head of Teaching School and Co-Principal for BFET

01 September, 2015

Lisa Fathers BA ( Hons)  is Head of the Teaching School ‘The Alliance for Learning’  and Co-Principal BFET. Lisa was previously Associate Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher at Flixton Girls School (FGS) where she has provided innovative and dynamic leadership, developing FGS as one of the highest performing secondary schools in Trafford and sixth most improved […]