Rochdale Teaching Schools









The Arch Alliance was established in June 2016 and is an excellent partnership between All Souls CE Primary School and Hopwood Community Primary School. Both schools are working in an established partnership of schools in Heywood. The Arch Alliance focuses upon developing teachers and leaders in order to secure outstanding practice in all phases of learning. In collaboration with Edge Hill University we recruit outstanding new entrants and provide high quality, innovative training. We provide professional development and leadership opportunities which strengthen our schools and enhance future capacity.


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Hollingworth Teaching School Alliance



Designated in July 2016, we work collaboratively with Middleton Technology School to deliver a comprehensive leadership CPD programme to support early talent spotting and a flow of leadership talent in Rochdale secondary schools. Main areas of STSS are core subjects and humanities.


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Middleton Technology Teaching School 


Middleton Technology Teaching School works collaboratively across Rochdale (alongside Hollingworth Teaching School), Tameside, and neighbouring authorities.


We offer high-quality support and CPD through:


-          Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training through our SCITT:  The Rochdale Pioneers Partnership

-          NQT training and accreditation

-          Support to the Rochdale NQT, RQT and RQT+1 programmes

-          The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)

-          SLE deployment for School to School support

-          Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) in Physics and MFL (German, French and Spanish)

-          Accredited ITT Mentor Training Levels 1 and 2



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