Introducing the Manchester Teaching School Alliance

Chorlton Park Primary School became a designated teaching school in 2013, Brookburn Primary School was also designated in spring 2014. In 2017 they were joined by two further alliance schools becoming teaching schools, Barlow Hall Primary and Chorlton High School.

Manchester Teaching School Alliance is an alliance of these four teaching schools together with our partners Manley Park Primary School, Chorlton CE Primary School, St John's RC Primary School, Beaver Road Primary School, St Mary's RC Primary School (Levenshulme), Old Moat Primary School, Rolls Crescent Primary School, St Ambrose RC School and Oswald Rd Primary School.

Our alliance was formed to deliver high quality training and professional development for teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.

The last year has seen us going from strength to strength, delivering a range of successful courses, building a strong team of specialist leaders of education and supporting schools.


In November 2014 we held our first annual conference 'Making Learning Irresistible' in Manchester Town Hall. In November 2015 we had a follow up conference at the A J Bell stadium in Eccles with a focus on 'Building World Class School Leaders', feedback illustrated that this had real impact in leaders reflecting on their decision making in schools.

Check out the Events and Courses page for further details. 

When planning how to make a real difference with our Guided Reading across school, the support and input provided was utterly invaluable. The input of the teachers, headteacher, senior leaders, TAs and the expertise of the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader have been the key drivers in improving staff knowledge and raising the quality of guided Reading in every year group. Staff have been truly inspired and motivated by what they saw and learned. It has been a great catalyst for change and we are not finished yet!

Headteacher, Wythenshawe

Up and coming events & courses

CPD for Qualified Reading Recovery Teachers (Continuing Contact). An annual programme and mandatory CPD to maintain Reading Recovery Teachers Accreditation.
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Initial Training for New Reading Recovery Teachers - Every child a reader. An internationally recognised qualification, accredited by the International Literacy Centre at UCL Institute of Education, London. An annual programme running from September 2018 to July 2019.
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Teacher training at Secondary Level at Chorlton High School
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Our Alliance - The strategic partners