Oldham Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2022

Oldham Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2022

Find Out What Is Happening In Oldham Schools In this term's edition: 1) Primary Science Subject Leader Network Meeting 2) Get involved in the Great Science Share for Schools 2022 3) Literacy Underpinning the Curriculum Project 4) Practitioner networks (Secondary) 5)...

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Update from the Board, February 2022

Update from the Board, February 2022

I wanted to share a brief update from the Oldham Learning Board which met just before the half-term break (11 February 2022). The majority of the Board are school leaders in Oldham, along with representatives of the Council, the Regional Schools Commissioner's Office,...

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Thank Goodness For Daffodils-CEO Blog

Thank Goodness For Daffodils-CEO Blog

The cold, wet and wintry days of January and February are always some of the bleakest in the school year. The excitement of Christmas has past and the days are short. This year, however, the challenge for school leaders to keep staff focussed on student learning,...

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Online Resources For Home Learning

Online Resources For Home Learning

We have compiled a great list of online resources for reading and writing. Whether you want to borrow great books for your child or get them writing creative stories, there is sure to be something here to help. Download our list of useful links for literacy resources...

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Remote Learning-Top Tips From Twitter

Remote Learning-Top Tips From Twitter

Not everyone uses Twitter but it has become a really good place for colleagues around the country to share practice and resources. Some of these ideas address findings that children need time to see their friends and have some time to chat together as well as time to...

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News from Oldham Learning, Christmas 2021

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The education world continues to face one of the most challenging situations that most of us could
expect to face in our lifetimes. It has been a difficult time to launch a new organisation like Oldham
Learning, and there have been significant changes in the staff team, including the Chief Executive.
But it is more important than ever that Oldham’s children and young people get the support they
need to become knowledgeable, kind, confident and articulate – Oldham Learning’s core purpose.
The Oldham Learning Foundation Board, which represents the education sector, has reconfirmed
its commitment to Oldham Learning and its work. You can see the members of the Foundation
Board here: https://oldhamlearning.co.uk/about/foundation-board/

The Foundation Board has agreed to serve until the end of this academic year. The Board has also
agreed to oversee the progress of the local education recovery strategy. We want Oldham
Learning to be built to last, so in the New Year, we will share details of how the organisation plans
to develop, including information on the fair, open and transparent process of recruiting new Board
members. We are also ensuring that Board members have the skills needed to support Oldham
Learning’s long term success.

Oldham Learning exists to work for the sector. Its programme continues to support schools across
the borough, across a range of topics, priorities and approaches. If you are already involved,
please continue to make good use of the opportunities on offer. The Board has also agreed that
that schools where the benefit could be greatest can access additional support. For the remainder
of this academic year, SIP visits will only be available to a smaller group of schools, where the
support needs are greatest. Support to all schools will be available through the district groups,
which put schools in the driving seat of deciding what support they would value. The SIP
programme in Oldham is evolving, and will keep developing to make it fit for the future. We want to
better understand areas of strength which have been built over a long period, to get the right
balance of local expertise and input from elsewhere.

Thank you for everything you and your teams have done to deliver amazing things to your schools
and communities this year. Oldham Learning will keep working to support Oldham’s children,
young people and schools to deal with the ongoing implications of the pandemic. We will also be
working hard to improve our communications, and we’re sorry that it hasn’t always worked well in
recent months. We’d like to wish everyone a peaceful and healthy festive period.

Oldham Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2022

Oldham Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2022

Find Out What Is Happening In Oldham Schools In this term's edition: 1) Primary Science Subject Leader Network Meeting 2) Get involved in the Great Science Share for Schools 2022 3) Literacy Underpinning the Curriculum Project 4) Practitioner networks (Secondary) 5)...

read more
Update from the Board, February 2022

Update from the Board, February 2022

I wanted to share a brief update from the Oldham Learning Board which met just before the half-term break (11 February 2022). The majority of the Board are school leaders in Oldham, along with representatives of the Council, the Regional Schools Commissioner's Office,...

read more
Thank Goodness For Daffodils-CEO Blog

Thank Goodness For Daffodils-CEO Blog

The cold, wet and wintry days of January and February are always some of the bleakest in the school year. The excitement of Christmas has past and the days are short. This year, however, the challenge for school leaders to keep staff focussed on student learning,...

read more
Online Resources For Home Learning

Online Resources For Home Learning

We have compiled a great list of online resources for reading and writing. Whether you want to borrow great books for your child or get them writing creative stories, there is sure to be something here to help. Download our list of useful links for literacy resources...

read more
Remote Learning-Top Tips From Twitter

Remote Learning-Top Tips From Twitter

Not everyone uses Twitter but it has become a really good place for colleagues around the country to share practice and resources. Some of these ideas address findings that children need time to see their friends and have some time to chat together as well as time to...

read more