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 […]

Blackpool Youth Summit

13 December, 2018

The first ever Blackpool Youth Summit was held recently and 14 students from Marton Primary Academy travelled to Blackpool & The Flyde College, Bispham Campus, to take part. They explored different social issues, working together with other young people to look at how they could create tangible plans to improve areas within their schools and […]

Happy 10th Birthday, Melland Studio

13 December, 2018

A happy 10th birthday to the superb studio at Melland. The Media Studio is focused on serving the needs of our staff and pupils by providing them with the opportunity to use technology in effective and creative ways. This involves providing the tools, making those tools accessible to the whole school, and encouraging their use […]