Welcome to the new Head of School at Acre Hall – Colin Catherall

08 October, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Colin Catherall has been appointed as the new Head of School at Acre Hall Primary School. Colin took up his headship at the start of the new school year, following the early retirement of Ashlea White who successfully led the school for seven years. Colin said: “I am absolutely […]

Ministerial Visit to Cedar Mount Academy and Melland High School

01 October, 2021

The Baroness Barran MBE (pictured here with Cedar Mount Academy Student Leaders Ahmed and Tiffany) visited two Bright Futures Educational Trust academies, Cedar Mount Academy and Melland High School, on Wednesday 29 September 2021, during her first round of ministerial visits as the newly appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education. […]

Introducing Bright Futures SCITT

14 July, 2021

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training marks the start of the teacher development journey for many and, therefore, it is central to and firmly embedded into both Bright Futures Educational Trust and our Teaching School Hubs for Trafford & Salford and Manchester & Stockport. We are delighted to announce that our SCITT will now be known as […]

A true celebration of collaboration

04 June, 2021

Lisa Fathers, Director of Development, Partnerships & Teaching School Hubs at Bright Futures Educational Trust, has won the inaugural School Collaboration Award at the Nexus Education Awards 2021. The ‘School Collaboration Award’ seeks to recognise a leader bringing schools together to enable collaboration within education, with peers asked to nominate their worthy winners. Lisa said […]

Proposed Trust Merger

29 September, 2020

Bright Futures Educational Trust is delighted to announce that a proposal to merge with The Dunham Trust has been approved by the Regional School Commissioner Head Teacher Board. The Dunham Trust was formed in 2013 and comprises five schools in Trafford.  The significant benefits of merging with a larger MAT mean that the proposal is […]