Extending the Opportunity Area programme

Oldham opportunity area (OA) was launched in 2017 by the government as one of 12 OAs to raise education standards. The OA brings together national and local government, education leaders, teachers, voluntary organisations and employers. At the time the OA launched, Oldham ranked 294th out of 324 districts in the social mobility index. It wasContinue reading “Extending the Opportunity Area programme”

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 areContinue reading “Event: Supporting EAL learners at home and as they return to school”

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”

Event: Maths Mastery readiness and training

26 June 2019 from 9am-12pm at Earl Mill, Dowry Street, Oldham, OL8 2PF. This summer, Northern Alliance Teaching School are hosting a free maths mastery training event in partnership with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and Maths Hubs.  The event is for primary teachers and head teachers.  Come alongContinue reading “Event: Maths Mastery readiness and training”

Event: Oldham aspirant school leaders

Despite continuing challenges and levels of accountability, school leadership remains a vibrant, life fulfilling role. Areas like Oldham need even more great leaders, and secondary, primary and special schools in Oldham are working closely with each other to promote a greater sense of ambition and optimism amongst the workforce and make leadership of learning inContinue reading “Event: Oldham aspirant school leaders”