Welcome to the TEACH Trust!
This site is intended to help you know more about the life and work of our Infant and Junior Schools and Poole SCITT, our teacher training organisation.
TEACH, The Educational Alliance of Canford Heath, was formed in April 2015 with the commitment to work together to benefit the children who attend our four schools but also our local community.
The four schools within TEACH, Ad Astra Infant School, Haymoor Junior School , Canford Heath Infant School and Canford Heath Junior School, all work together in fantastic ways, not usually seen in Multi-Academy Trusts. This is helped by their proximity to each other and their shared ethos and values. 'Children First' is the rule by which we live and work each day, and that is why we are such popular and successful schools.
We are proud that all of our schools are judged either `Good` or `Outstanding` by Ofsted, and we are well regarded by other local schools as a source of excellent practice and pedagogy.
Unusually, all of our schools are also UNICEF-accredited Gold Rights' Respecting schools, which is extremely rare - a fact of which we are very proud. This means that, across the Trust, we place the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the forefront of all decisions and we are truly ‘Children First’ (Article 3).
We are completely confident that, no matter which TEACH school you send your child to, they will get the best education and care possible. Myself and the four Headteachers across the Trust, have a passion for ‘primary education’, and our admissions policy and overall ethos is to promote an educational experience for the children that is of an exceptional standard and which will ensure that they thrive at secondary school and in their adult lives.
This passion for primary education extends to Poole SCITT, which is the Initial Teacher Training organisation based at Ad Astra Infant School. Poole SCITT trains 30 graduates every year to become qualified primary school teachers, and these Early Career Teachers are consistently of a very high calibre - many of them entering into the TEACH Trust schools to start their teaching career. Poole SCITT is another part of TEACH which makes us extremely proud.
If you choose to send your child to one of our Trust schools, we look forward to welcoming them, and you, into our school community, and to helping your child participate fully in all the wonderful experiences we have to offer.
We are confident that your child will look back at their time with us with very fond, lifelong memories. But most importantly of all, that they will be loved – and happy.
Chief Executive Officer