Over to Youth – 8-13 February. Summit to talk about!

The Oldham Youth Voice Family are hosting a series of summit events to address their priority issues and to create a week of youth voice action. They want to bring more young people together with decision makers to make a positive difference on: Protecting the environment Putting an end to knife crime Tackling mental healthContinue reading “Over to Youth – 8-13 February. Summit to talk about!”

Free training for Oldham schools: Literacy as a curriculum driver

The Oldham Opportunity Area has funded 50 places for staff from Oldham schools to attend an exciting conference on Friday 29 November. The conference is jointly hosted by the EEF’s Oldham Research School and Teamworks English Hub. The event is for both secondary and primary school colleagues and combines inspirational key note speakers and workshops.Continue reading “Free training for Oldham schools: Literacy as a curriculum driver”

Improving pupil mental wellbeing in Oldham

At the Opportunity Area (OA) Partnership Board meeting in June, we heard that what over 3000 of Oldham’s young people have to say about their mental wellbeing and health. Recent studies have shown that children with improved mental wellbeing and health are likely to achieve better academically. Schools in Oldham have an important role toContinue reading “Improving pupil mental wellbeing in Oldham”

Supporting evaluation and use of evidence in Oldham

The Opportunity Area have today announced the successful Oldham Insight School, alongside the announcement from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) of a new Associate Research School. This shows Oldham’s investment and commitment to using evidence and evaluation to inform practice. The two organisations will work together and with the wider Opportunity Area programme. They willContinue reading “Supporting evaluation and use of evidence in Oldham”

The Oldham Insight School is born

We are delighted to announce the creation of the Oldham Insight School! The Oldham Insight School aims to provide Oldham’s school leaders and teachers with practical findings from some of the Opportunity Area (OA) projects. The research they publish will help inform schools about what parts of the OA projects they can use and how.Continue reading “The Oldham Insight School is born”