Introducing the Manchester Trusts & Schools Alliance

Manchester Trusts & Schools Alliance is an alliance of four legacy teaching schools, Brookburn Primary, Chorlton Park, Barlow Hall, 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, Rochdale 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!

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The skills of the Reading Recovery teacher are truly put under the spotlight and staff were able to collectively see and value these skills. The specific dialogue and in-depth learning was tangible and supported with great expertise. A very valuable experience!

Sarah Murray Head of School, Manchester

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 2023 to July 2024.
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