About TEACH Poole

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). 

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.

Children First

Our mission is to promote a love of learning in order to maximise the life chances of every child in our Trust. Through nurturing, high expectations and skilled teaching, we will have a lasting and positive impact on our local and wider community.

Our Vision - The TEACH Trust supports our children to become empowered citizens that make a meaningful contribution to society. Our curriculum reflects our locality and all it offers and aims to educate all children in matters which affect humanity in the wider world: these include all matters that relate to the climate and the world around us, such as climate change; the importance of respecting and celebrating the importance of equality and diversity; and being responsible global citizens.

We have the highest aspirations for our children: the broad and balanced curriculum promotes learning, provides cultural capital and supports spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The Rights Respecting Gold awards and Anti Bullying awards reflect some of many ways in which education for character are integral to the work of our schools and highlights our focus on the children’s personal development.

We aim to inspire our children to be socially conscious individuals who make a difference to the world. All our children secure the key learning and skills they will need to become lifelong learners and gain employment. Our ultimate aim is to improve all our children’s life chances and prepare them to thrive in their future lives.