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. […]

BFET Moving Forward Together Training Day

16 July, 2015

Our joint trust training day was a resounding success last week. This was our fourth joint trust training day and staff were split over three BFET sites: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Gorton Education Village and Manchester Creative and Media Academy. The purpose of the day was for staff to work in their subject, department, […]

Melland and Cedar Mount Students Provide Heels 4 Hearts

18 May, 2015

Students and staff at schools from Melland High School and Cedar Mount Academy have taken 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 […]

Fit Families Day at Melland High School

01 May, 2015

Melland High School’s first ‘Fit Families’ event took place on 30th April 2015 and was incredibly successful. The aim of the event was to engage our parents/carers and pupils in a fun and interactive way, enabling them to gain knowledge in health, fitness & wellbeing. The event was extremely well attended and was thoroughly enjoyed […]

Melland High School Shortlisted In TES Awards

01 May, 2015

Melland High School has been shortlisted by the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Awards for its exceptional performance as a special educational needs school. Celebrating their seventh year, the TES Awards recognise teachers and support staff who constantly strive to advance current levels of education through commitment, quality and innovation. Melland has been recognised in the […]