Introducing the Manchester Teaching School Alliance
Chorlton Park Primary School became a designated teaching school in 2013, with Brookburn Primary School being designated in spring 2014. Manchester Teaching School Alliance is an alliance of these two teaching schools together with our partners Barlow Hall Primary, Manley Park Primary, Chorlton CE Primary School, St John's RC Primary, Beaver Road Primary, St Mary's RC Primary (Levenshulme) and Chorlton High School who make up the MTSA Board that drives strategy and decision making for MTSA.
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. This was an extremely successful event that focused on the latest developments in teaching and learning. 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.
We have developed some exciting brand new courses that have just been launched. 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!