Introducing the Manchester Trusts & Schools Alliance

Manchester Trusts & Schools Alliance is an alliance of five legacy teaching schools, Brookburn Primary, Chorlton Park, Barlow Hall, Chorlton High School and Sea Shell Trust together with all our partners, 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, Oswald Rd Primary School, Cavendish Primary School, Crossacres academy, St Margaret's CE School, Kentmere Academy and South Failsworth Primary in Oldham.

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.  We directly support our schools with strong subject and leadership networks.

We continue to build as an organisation CPD delivery and links with our Teaching School Hubs network.


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.

In November 2018 we held our best conference yet 'Cracking your Curriculum' where we were fortunate to welcome David Didau, Chris Quigley, Tony Whatmuff and Mary Myatt as our keynote speakers.  What a wonderful day that was!  bringing together educationalists from all over the North West region.

Whilst the last couple of years have provided great challenge to our forward planning we are looking forward to our next conference #TOTAL RECALL, 21st October 21 welcoming Michael Rosen, Tom Sherrington and Mary Myatt.

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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

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 2022 to July 2023.
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Teacher training at Secondary Level at Chorlton High School
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