Introducing the Manchester Trusts & Schools Alliance

Chorlton Park Primary School became a designated teaching school in 2013, Brookburn Primary School was then designated in spring 2014. In 2017 they were joined by two further alliance schools becoming teaching schools, Barlow Hall Primary and Chorlton High School.  We were then delighted in 2018 to welcome Sea Shell Trust as a new teaching school joining our alliance.

Manchester Trusts & Schools Alliance is an alliance of these five legacy teaching schools together with 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 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.

Each year sees 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.

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.

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.

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 2020 to July 2021.
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Teacher training at Secondary Level at Chorlton High School
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