1st March 2017
St Aldhelm’s bangs the drum against global inequality
PUPILS from Poole’s St Aldhelm’s Academy staged their own ‘global’ march against child labour as part of the theatre-in-education programme Surya’s Story. Surya’s Story was written by playwright – and St Aldhelm’s Academy drama teacher Sharon Muiruri Coyne – and tells the story of a young Indian girl who supports her family by sewing pieces... Read more.
20th February 2017
School children recreate the Great Fire of London
PUPILS at King’s Park Academy marked the end of a school project by watching their work go up in smoke. Year one pupils at the Ambitions Academies Trust-owned school in Ashley Road Bournemouth, have been studying the Great Fire of London, which started in a humble bakery in Pudding Lane, in 1666. Year one teacher... Read more.
9th February 2017
Middle East education chief learns from Ambitions
Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) has shared its outstanding teaching methods with a VIP from the United Arab Emirates. Noura Ibrahim Al Marri, Director of the Special Education Department at the Ministry of Education, UAE, visited AAT’s Manorside Academy and Longspee Academy in Poole. Ms Al Marri is involved in a major project in the United... Read more.
30th January 2017
Ambitions rise in the primary league tables
PRIMARY schools which have been taken over by Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) have made marked progress at key stage 2, according to the latest performance tables. Manorside Academy in Poole – taken on by AAT in April 2015 – has reached the government required standards in reading, writing and maths for the first time in... Read more.
13th January 2017
Triple Honours for Ambitions Academies Trust
Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) is celebrating after three of its education leaders received prestigious honours. Alex Prout, Director of Primary Education at Ambitions and Nicki Morton, the Trust’s Director of Special Education have been appointed National Leaders of Education by the National College for Teaching & Leadership. While Ambitions Academies Trust Advisor Brian Hooper received... Read more.
7th December 2016
Schoolboys put their pedal to the metal for new playground equipment
Schoolchildren with emotional and social difficulties cycled, rowed and swam 30 miles to raise money to buy new playground equipment. The boys from Tregonwell Academy’s Nigel Bowes campus staged a ‘triathlon’ to fund additional sports equipment for their school in Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth. A team of 10 boys took turns to pedal an exercise... Read more.
1st December 2016
We all want our figgy pudding!
To read the full article please click here. Pupils from Manorside Academy have been cooking up traditional Christmas puddings with the help of Chef Peter from the Marsham Court Hotel. The school in Evering Avenue, Poole, hosted Chef Peter Knighton for a festive cookery lesson in its new food tech room. Children from the academy’s Tiddlywinks... Read more.
13th October 2016
Ambitions Academies Trust conducts £1.4m of renovations on its schools
Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) spent the summer carrying out £1.4m of renovations across its schools. Each of the Trust’s six academies benefited from the major project, receiving everything from new libraries and computer suites, to new roofs, boilers and bicycle sheds: Manorside Academy in Evering Avenue, Poole, has a new roof, a new home economics... Read more.
6th September 2016
We’re off to secondary school: youngsters don cap and gowns for graduation ceremony
To read the full article, click here. A POOLE primary school bade a fond farewell to its Year 6s when it staged a special graduation ceremony for them. Manorside Academy hosted the send-off for all 40 of its final year students as they said goodbye to primary school and looked to their future at secondary... Read more.