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An exciting new project to share our approach to digital learning

Opportunity Areas (OAs) are partnering with other regions to share some of the best practice that we have picked up over the course of the programme. For many places, teaching and learning using online methods has been a challenge during the COVID-19 period. Oldham OA, in partnership with Oldham Learning, is working with Tameside LA […]

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Free digital skills training from the Rio Ferdinand Foundation

Are you aged 14-18 from Oldham and in need of some support to help you feel more focused and connected towards your future career goals? This free 12-session programme helps to: Develop your skills and employability networks Gain accredited qualifications and career support Access leadership opportunities Access further training and progression pathways You will also […]

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Be the CEO of Oldham Learning

The CEO of Oldham Learning is a unique opportunity for a high-calibre individual to work in partnership with schools, and lead a system that enables high-quality first teaching.  As a new organisation, Oldham Learning needs a creative, consultative and powerful leader who can build relationships and establish a system-led approach in this foundation stage.  The […]

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Event: Supporting EAL learners at home and as they return to school

14 July 2020 from 1pm-2.30pm via Zoom. The Harmony Trust Teaching School Alliance continues to support Oldham Schools to improve outcomes for EAL pupils through their EAL Leadership Programmes, EAL Champions Teacher Programme and The EAL Specialist Teaching Assistant Programme. EAL Learners and in particular newly arrived pupils may be some of those that are […]

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Find your future in digital

As part of their Oldham Digital Skills Programme, the Rio Ferdinand Foundation have an amazing online opportunity running on Wednesday 15 July, from 11am – 12pm. The session is for young women from Oldham aged 13-25 alongside their partners Manchester Digital and Oldham Opportunity Area.  This is an online ‘ask me anything’ style session; young […]

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‘Kindness and Gratitude’ week

Hi everyone! We appreciate that the last week has been particularly challenging, especially for our primary school colleagues, and we would once again like to remind you of our support and availability for you whenever it is required.  This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, supported by the Mental Health Foundation, who have chosen the […]

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‘Supporting Emotional Wellbeing’ Week

We hope you all had a restful long weekend! Our theme for this week is ‘Supporting Emotional Wellbeing’. We understand that the times we are finding ourselves in are unlike any other. As a result, we may be finding that our wellbeing is affected. We’ve put together an Emotional Wellbeing document (link at the bottom […]

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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 health […]

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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. […]

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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 to […]