About Us

Advantage Teaching School Alliance is a collaborative and innovative alliance of schools through all phases of education from Early Years to Post-16 across Oldham and Greater Manchester. The lead school, Oldham Sixth Form College, was awarded Teaching School status in June 2017.

Members of the Advantage TSA work in partnership to offer training and support for alliance schools and other schools and colleges, with a focus on providing support and development for current and prospective teachers to promoting better outcomes for young people.

We coordinate expertise from across the Alliance using the best leaders and teachers to engage in the following areas:

Continuing Professional and Leadership Development

We are raising performance of teachers and leaders in the schools with whom we work through high quality staff development and leadership programmes. We take every opportunity to utilise and engage with evidence informed research in our programmes.

School to School Support

We are raising standards in schools with whom we work through deployment of system leaders to provide expert support and guidance to schools and leaders.

Initial Teacher Training

We work with a range of core providers and our local SCITT to ensure that we have a good supply of excellent new teachers. We are a strategic partner for the SCITT focusing on 14-19 programmes.

Louise Astbury

Advantage Teaching School Alliance Lead