Dear Parent, Carer or Friend of St. Ambrose Barlow, I am sure that, like our staff, you have been deeply affected by the terrible events in Manchester city centre. As a school community we are fortunate that although some pupils and staff were present at the concert, all are alive and well. Our staff have provided as much support as possible to young people who are upset by recent events and we will continue to do so over the coming days. On Tuesday we said prayers as a staff and in each form group in memory of those killed and injured and as a gesture of solidarity with all affected by the attack.

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Welcome to the 2016/17 School Direct Trainees

Welcome to the 2016/17 School Direct Trainees


The start of the new school year at St Ambrose is also the start of a challenging and exciting journey for our new School Direct Trainees, who are already enjoying getting stuck into school life.

This year we welcome 22 trainees covering 11 subjects on to our teacher training course, giving them the chance to learn on the job with our outstanding teachers.

Starting on INSET days with the rest of the staff, the trainees were immersed in school life from day one and are already getting involved in extracurricular activities, and in some cases even starting to teach lessons.

Wednesday afternoons is a chance to all get together to for Professional Studies sessions which also allows them to compare stories of the week!

The St Ambrose Barlow Teaching Alliance is growing year by year and applications for staring to train in September 2017 will be open at the end of October. For more information see

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