Creative partnerships

26 April, 2019

Partnering with local businesses and organisations is a proven way to inspire our students and our Trust schools have worked with some of the best across all industries. Melland students demonstrated this recently, by furthering their career aspirations with digital agency The Sharp Project and legendary music venue Band on the Wall. Students were able […]

Science experiments across the Trust!

26 April, 2019

We have recently seen British Science Week have quite an impact on our staff and students. Budding scientists at CMA dissected lungs and eyes, made slime, wrote about potion-making, took part in educational trips and welcomed Manchester University, who hosted a Flash Bang Extravaganza for CMA and Rushbrook pupils. At South Shore meanwhile, the entire […]

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 […]

OFSTED heaps praise on magnificent Melland!

06 February, 2018

Students and staff at Melland High School in Gorton are celebrating after Ofsted yet again rated the Bright Futures Educational Trust academy “OUTSTANDING”! In a report to principal Mrs Sue Warner which is laden with praise and recognition of the excellent education the Academy provides its students, Ofsted inspectors highlighted that “Leaders, governors and staff […]

Develop teaching and learning to better support less able students

10 May, 2016

Sue Warner, Principal of Melland High School, an ‘Outstanding’ SEND specialist academy, explains how schools can develop teaching and learning to better support less able students. In my role as principal of a specialist SEND cademy and through partnership working, I’m regularly asked by other professionals how our provision differs from mainstream settings. Whilst I understand the interest in specialist facilities such as a sensory studio or hydrotherapy pool, I feel that in focussing on resources, equipment […]