Winning with wellbeing and sport

22 March, 2019

Students and staff recently attended the Youth Sport Trust (YST) Annual Conference in Coventry – and were shortlisted for and presented with a number of top accolades. Stanley Grove won the Outstanding Primary School PE Award, while Cedar Mount was presented with the Highly Commended Award in the Outstanding Secondary Schools’ PE category. Altrincham Grammar School […]

CMA on the Beeb

08 February, 2019

Staff and students at CMA were the stars of a national BBC news bulletin last week, to celebrate the success of the Mentally Healthy Schools Pilot, which has been delivered across the Greater Manchester region by our own Alliance for Learning, in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust. It’s success means that the government is investing […]

Teaching School appointed by Sport England to help promote PE

22 January, 2019

The Alliance for Learning has been commissioned by Sport England as part of a £13.5 teacher training programme, to help foster a more positive attitude to physical education across the northwest. The teaching school will be working with over 50 schools across the region, providing specialist training, mentoring and events that will help educational providers tackle the lack of physical health […]

New Principal sets out vision for Cedar Mount

20 December, 2018

Mr Kal Hodgson is set to become the new Principal of Cedar Mount Academy, one of Bright Futures Educational Trust’s (BFET) secondary academies. Kal began teaching in 1995 following the completion of a Mathematics degree at the University of Sheffield and a PGCE (post graduate certificate in education) from the University of Newcastle. He has […]

Greater Manchester schoolchildren highlight homelessness issues in poetry competition

19 December, 2018

Over 100 schools around Greater Manchester have been raising awareness of homelessness, by taking part in a themed competition judged by GM Mayor Andy Burnham. The poetry competition was organised by the Altrincham-based Teaching School, the Alliance for Learning at Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET), with book voucher prizes being given to the three winning […]