Oldham Teaching Schools

Teaching Schools in Oldham















Oasis Academy Limeside became a DfE designated Teaching School in 2013. It leads Oasis Innovation, the National Teaching School Alliance for the Oasis Community Learning academy group.

Limeside has a long history of not only achieving excellent outcomes for a significantly disadvantaged community, but also of supporting and encouraging other teachers to understand how to do the same in their own schools. Limeside achieves this through high quality, high impact school to school support.

Oasis Innovation now works nationally with Oasis Academies, locally with colleagues in Oldham and regionally with partners in Greater Manchester as part of Greater Manchester Learning Partnership. Oasis Innovation also oversees teacher training programmes and other school improvement focused CPD in Greater Manchester, Greater London and Birmingham.

Our aim is to grow the capacity of a school led system – both within Oasis Community Learning and with our local partner schools. We seek to highlight and promote excellent practice across their family of schools, enabling colleagues to share expertise and learn from one another.


To find out more please follow the links below:

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 The Northern Alliance


The Northern Alliance are a group of ambitious primary and secondary school leaders and schools who have come together to use our collective capacity, creativity and insight to ensure that all our young people achieve the best they can and become the best they can be and are meant to be.  16 partner schools from 4 Local Authority areas (Oldham, Rochdale, Kirklees and Stockport) have all signed up to the Alliance’s Memorandum of Understanding. We subscribe fully to the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school led system.


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The Learning for All Alliance is a group of SEND and mainstream primary and secondary schools. Our vision is to improve the quality of teaching and learning for those with SEND and those who are underachieving and non-statemented within SEND and mainstream schools. Good practice in SEND is good practice for all. 


The lead school of the Learning for All Alliance is New Bridge School. 


The Learning for All Alliance embraces the opportunities that collaborating within a self – improving, school – led system will bring and are committed to forging sustainable partnerships to further local, regional and national priorities.


Contact: Elizabeth O'Shaughnessy, Teaching School Lead on 0161 3014512


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Schools with Schools is a cohort one job-share National Teaching School between Mills Hill Primary School and Kingfisher Special School. The partnership was established in 2011.

The work of the partnership is underpinned by agreed values of Partnership, Creativity and Impact:


  • Working in collaboration with a shared purpose and trust.


  • Developing flexible, innovative and leading edge approaches;
  • Empowering reflective learning;
  • Facilitating the freedom to develop innovative ideas.


  • Improving outcomes for children;
  • Providing a high return on investment;
  • Leaving a legacy of learning.


In an ever changing educational landscape, “Schools with Schools” is seeking to maximise their impact through working collaboratively with a range of schools, including other Teaching Schools, and in particular Oasis Innovation Teaching School. This collaboration will potentially provide access to additional funding through joint bids, utilising monies available in the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) and the Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) to improve outcomes for children in Oldham and neighbouring boroughs.

To find out more visit: http://www.kingfisher.oldham.sch.uk/teaching-school/





Advantage Teaching School Alliance


Advantage Teaching School Alliance is a collaborative and innovative alliance of schools through all phases of education from Early Years to Post-16 across Oldham and Greater Manchester. The lead school, Oldham Sixth Form College, was awarded Teaching School status in June 2017.


Members of the Advantage TSA work in partnership to offer training and support for alliance schools and other schools and colleges, with a focus on providing support and development for current and prospective teachers to promoting better outcomes for young people.


We coordinate expertise from across the Alliance using the best leaders and teachers to engage in the following areas:


  1. Continuing Professional and Leadership Development

We are raising performance of teachers and leaders in the schools with whom we work through high quality staff development and leadership programmes. We take every opportunity to utilise and engage with evidence informed research in our programmes.


  1. School to School Support

We are raising standards in schools with whom we work through deployment of system leaders to provide expert support and guidance to schools and leaders.


  1. Initial Teacher Training

We work with a range of core providers and our local SCITT to ensure that we have a good supply of excellent new teachers. We are a strategic partner for the SCITT focusing on 14-19 programmes.


To find out more:

Contact: Mita Shah, Teaching School Coordinator, 0161 287 8000 or advantagetsa@osfc.ac.uk