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 conference 'Cracking your Curriculum' at the Etihad stadium, where we were fortunate to welcome David Didau, Chris Quigley, Tony Whatmuff and Mary Myatt as our keynote speakers. We brought together educationalists from all over the North West region and the most wonderful debates about how to introduce the 'new' curriculum.
On 21st October 21 after much planning and rescheduling we welcomed Michael Rosen, Tom Sherrington and Mary Myatt as our guest speakers. #TOTAL RECALL was our best conference yet! Over 150 delegates attended and the tag line of help your children 'know more and remember more' became everyone's mantra!
Check out the Events and Courses page for further details.
I really liked the discussion on structure of the lesson and then seeing ideas in practice during the lesson.