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. 

An amazing forum for sharing good practice, challenging and extending thinking that has really impacted on how I have been able to spread the impact of Reading Recovery / ECaR across the school. A fab team to work with. A group that tailors CPD to your and your schools needs.

Manchester Reading Recovery Teacher, Whalley Range

Up and coming events & courses

For pupils in KS2 and KS3 who have age appropriate decoding skills but who are experiencing difficulty acquiring full meaning and enjoyment from reading.
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CPD for Qualified Reading Recovery Teachers (Continuing Contact). An annual programme and mandatory CPD to maintain Reading Recovery Teachers Accreditation.
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Our Alliance - The strategic partners