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Bright Futures Development Network

Welcome to the Bright Futures Development Network 

The Bright Futures Development Network is a vibrant, innovative organisation made up of a number of hubs and networks at the heart of Bright Futures Educational Trust, of which Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) is part.

In January 2021, after significant national reforms to the teaching school policy Bright Futures was designated with two new large-scale Teaching School Hubs, which replace the Alliance for Learning Teaching School. We were able to apply for this because of the high performance at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and because of our strong track record in teacher training and professional development.  The areas we serve are: LWY6 – 291 – Manchester, Stockport LWY8 – 192 – Salford, Trafford. This growth and expansion in our outward facing work brings about a significant increase in accountability and reach. The two Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs are designed to provide strong strategic regional leadership to build robust partnerships to support teachers and leaders in every phase and type of school, at each stage of their development. A crucial part of the hub remit is carefully ensuring structured collaboration. The Teaching School Hubs are at the forefront of providing high quality professional development, playing a significant role in the implementation and delivery of: The Early Career Framework, National Professional Qualifications (NPQ), Initial Teacher Training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The Hubs work directly with the Department for Education and national NPQ/ECT providers. In addition to this, the Hubs enhance the professional development needs of the schools and academies within Bright Futures, including AGGS. 

Within this outward facing area of Bright Futures Educational Trust, we have a commercial offer run through the Alliance for Learning which provides first-class school improvement services and CPD to over 700 schools, complementing the work of our Teaching School Hubs. Our School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Bright Futures SCITT is also an integral part of the Teaching School Hubs, with over 10 years’ experience and judged Good by Ofsted, we offer Early Years, Primary and Secondary teacher training programmes. Our SCITT Secondary Campus is Altrincham Grammar School for Girls.   Across the Bright Futures Development Network, we are also proud to have a Maths Hub: NW1 Maths Hub with many of our staff leading key areas of work. This offers a wide range of high-quality professional development opportunities and training/coaching to 500 schools.