3rd July 2017
Tregonwell pupils net a free lesson from Olympian
OLYMPIC volleyball player Jake Sheaf put Tregonwell Academy pupils through their paces on Boscombe Beach. Team GB star and four-time British Beach Volleyball champion Jake, visited the boys as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport mentoring scheme, of which he is an ambassador. Tregonwell Academy works with children with emotional and social difficulties... Read more.
23rd June 2017
Rotary treats pupils to a fun day out
PUPILS from the Nigel Bowes campus of Tregonwell Academy enjoyed two fun filled days out thanks to the Rotary. The Nigel Bowes campus, in Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth, is operated by Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) and teaches primary school age children with complex needs, including autistic spectrum disorders. Its younger pupils spent the day (June 14)... Read more.
2nd March 2017
Author swoops in to Longspee on World Book Day
Longspee Academy in Poole welcomed a special guest on World Book Day –author of the acclaimed ‘Myro, the Smallest Plane in the World’ books, Nick Rose. Nick, dressed in a flying suit, explained to the children how his two loves of aeroplanes and Australia inspired him to create Myro. He also gave a presentation to... Read more.
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.