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Bright Futures Educational Trust is a multi-academy trust set up in 2011.

The Trust is made up of a richly diverse group of schools in Greater Manchester and Blackpool. We are passionate about working together within and beyond the Trust to achieve our aspirational vision: the best for everyone, the best from everyone. We are an organisation that is underpinned by values of: community, integrity and passion. In everything we do, we remember that we are accountable to the children, families and communities that we serve.

The Trust schools are:

The current Chief Executive Officer, John Stephens, took up post in January 2017.

At Bright Futures we take seriously our responsibilities to work with the wider educational system in order to improve outcomes for all children and young people. We have Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs for Trafford & Stockport and Manchester & Salford, these are DfE-designated centres of excellence for teacher training and development. In addition we have a commerical offer run through the Bright Futures Training providing first-class school improvement services and CPD which enables us to work with and learn from a wide range of schools and other partners. We help to train teachers through our school centred initial teacher training (Bright Futures SCITT) and we promote innovative approaches in the teaching and learning of mathematics through our Maths Hub.  Bright Futures Send Outreach is another service which we provide across the Northwest. We have also been designated as an Early Years Stronger Practice Hub under the name of Bright Futures North West Early Years Stronger Practice Hub providing guidance and support to settings across the region.

We are an organisation that is open and connected; we are always learning and seeking ways to improve what we do. We celebrate and take pride in the many diverse achievements of our staff and students, and we embrace new challenges with optimism and curiosity.

Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
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144 Irlam Road, Flixton
Manchester M41 6NA