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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News from Oldham Learning, Christmas 2021

News from Oldham Learning, Christmas 2021

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...

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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...

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...

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Report on Digital Learning across Oldham & Tameside

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You may recall that Oldham Learning commissioned OSFC to carry out some research and gather intelligence from schools back in the Autumn around approached to digital learning. Please find attached the final report which includes a series of recommendations. This has been shared with the OL Board and has formed the basis of the training now on offer.

As a result of Covid-19, schools and colleges nationwide had to pivot quickly to a greater use of digital approaches to delivery.

In Oldham and Tameside, as in other areas of the United Kingdom, schools and colleges devised solutions to the unique demands of remote learning, experimenting with different technologies to develop a range of delivery models for teaching, learning and assessment at a distance, that most suited their learners.

It was their ‘Apollo13 moment’.

In addition to a digital response to teaching, Senior Leaders quickly established that many of their learners would not have adequate access to an electronic device or the connectivity for learning at home and had to consider the potential of low bandwidth, lower immediacy alternatives to online learning to mitigate the effects of the digital divide on their students’ learning.

The Digital Education Audit was designed to find out how school leaders are responding to the challenge of remote learning and what schools are doing to address key issues.

The report will support Oldham Learning and Tameside Local Authority in identifying ways of working with schools and other partners.

Purpose Of The Review

Oldham Learning commissioned Advantage TSA to audit the current remote offer that schools are delivering in Oldham and Tameside.

The review will be used to inform the priority actions for Oldham Learning and the schools’ network groups; Oldham Alliance of Primary Headteachers and Principals (OAPHP) and Oldham Association of Secondary Headteachers and Principals (OASHP) and Tameside LA.

In commissioning this report, Oldham Learning has expressed a commitment to support schools to improve outcomes. In surveying and interviewing schools, we can build a picture of good practice and development opportunities reflecting the potential for digital learning. The survey and interviews will be used to inform the priority actions.

Read The Report

You can read the full review here.

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
News from Oldham Learning, Christmas 2021

News from Oldham Learning, Christmas 2021

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...

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