North Chadderton

The Oak Trust will provide excellence in teaching, learning and leadership development.
This will be based on safe, inclusive practice which inspires and challenges everyone.
The Oak Trust

Alliance Partners

North Chadderton prides itself on working with high quality partners, so that expert practitioners contribute to system leadership within the school, trust and the local area. 


This is a key part of its strategic outward facing vision to both share and learn by working in partnerships with Teaching School Alliances to further develop good practice within the school led system.   


North Chadderton is an active member of The Manchester Nexus SCITT,  which has developed through the Northern Teaching School Alliance with the Blue Coat School as the Lead School. The Cranmer Education Trust is the Accredited Provider for ITE and has established a quality assured training model for ITE for Primary and Secondary phases. North Chadderton works closely with the SCITT as part of the Nexus Strategic board and is part of the panel who are responsible for the recruitment of ITTs. North Chadderton works with the East Manchester Teaching Hub as one of its Quality Assurance leads, ensuring the ECF provision across Oldham is of high quality. North Chadderton recruit trainees from these Teaching School Alliances who join the school’s high quality training programme. North Chadderton engaged with the early roll out of the new ECT provision and are part of the ECF network.  


North Chadderton is leading the nationally recognised Schools Partnership Programme  in collaboration with the Education Development Trust, working with three other schools across Oldham. The School’s Partnership Programme is a sector-led, cluster-based approach to school improvement. The model develops the capacity and culture needed for impactful cluster-working through a continuous cycle of school self-review, peer review and school-to-school support and improvement. The programme provides the tools, coaching and support to enable school leaders to identify, analyse and target an area of practice they are keen to develop or review, to bring it in line with their school improvement goals, with the added rigour of the honest and open peer review of trusted colleagues. Schools work in a professional partnership to research and explore the evidence that supports their review focus, derived from their own findings and experience, such as lesson observations, work scrutinies, interviews with staff and pupils, as well as external trusted evidence sources. 


North Chadderton is a member of the Chartered College of Teaching. Staff who plan and lead the whole school Professional Growth Programme took part in the Certificate of Evidence Informed Practice, through the Chartered College, to support the design and delivery of a high quality internal programme within North Chadderton.