South Pennine Academy

Our Strategic Partners

Oldham Research School

This is the second year of our partnership with Oldham Research School and the EEF, with a successful year one completed and action plans in place. We will continue to work with our partners to continue to support colleagues in developing their knowledge, understanding and implementation of effective strategies founded on educational research. Throughout the year, the Trust’s EEF leads, Lee Haughton and Sarah Cunningham, will be able to support academies with implementation and QA.

For Further Information

Oldham Research School Website

South Pennine Academy Leads:

Sarah Cunningham (SPA Academy Effectiveness Primary)
Email: sarah.cunningham@southpennineacademies.org

Lee Haughton (SPA Academy Effectiveness Secondary) Email: lee.haughton@southpennineacademies.org

East Manchester Teaching School Hub

The East Manchester Teaching School Hub (EMTSH) is a school-led centre of excellence for teacher training and development. We are excited to work in partnership with the EMTSH, who are delivery partner on the new ECF and reformed NPQs to continue to provide high quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers. Through EMTSH, our lead provider for the ECF and NPQs is UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

For Further Information

East Manchester Teaching School Hub Website

South Pennine Academies Lead:

Alison Black (SPA Director of Standards and Continuous Improvement and Executive Principal at Park Lane Academy)
Email:  alison.black@southpennineacademies.org

Oldham Sixth Form College

Working in collaboration with Oldham Sixth Form College as an EdTech Demonstrator school, we will look to implement a bespoke package of training to the Trust’s academies aimed at supporting the development of digital learning within our schools. Senior leadership will receive support and training to develop a digital strategy to ensure future provision of digital learning is sustainable and effective and training for identified Digital Champions will ensure that good practice is disseminated to all staff within academies to enable a shared vision and approach.

For Further Information

EdTech Demonstrator Website

South Pennine Academies Lead:

Louise Hayes (Principal, Willowpark Primary Academy)
Email: lhayes@willowparkacademy.org