The Education Learning Trust has a range of partner organisations which directly contribute to raising of standards in teaching and learning these include: 

Gatley Primary – A National Teaching School

Gatley Primary School was designated as a National Teaching School by the DFE in March 2013. 

Engaging in diverse partnerships, within and beyond our local network of schools, enables staff to access and be part of a learning community with a clear sense of direction to impact on achievement for all learners. 

Through access to additional central funding, the Teaching School offers a significant amount of leadership and CPD opportunities to Stockport schools, North West hubs and beyond.  This positively impacts on teaching and learning and enables us to grow our future teachers and leaders.  For more information please click here: Gatley Teaching School.

National Support School (NSS)

As a National Support School, Gatley Primary has a wide range of experience of supporting schools in challenging circumstances.  This work is co-ordinated by our National Leader of Education (NLE), Michelle Murray (Executive Principal), and supported by our  Local Leaders of Education (LLE) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE).  Through the receipt of Department for Education (DfE) funding, system leaders support other schools to self-improve. 

Empower Schools Alliance (ESA)

The Empower Schools Alliance is an established group of primary and secondary schools including another Teaching School.  As a strategic partner, ESA also drives a collaborative approach to school improvement through agreed annual priorities and targets.  As changes have occurred in system leadership nationally, the drive for improvements and collaboration is evident within the agenda and approaches both of ESA and Gatley Teaching School.   

Greater Manchester Learning Partnership

Gatley Teaching School works collaboratively with the Greater Manchester Learning Partnership (GMLP).  GMLP's objective is to bring all parts of the education sector across Greater Manchester together.  The GMLP is made up of representatives of each of the key groups charged with school improvement across Greater Manchester, which includes Gatley Teaching school who work directly with the Department for Education to provide services to schools including school improvement, Continuing Professional Development and Initial Teacher Training.

Teaching School Council

The Teaching School Council (TSC) is developing, improving and changing education in English Schools through a self-improving school-led system, so that all children attend a good school or better.  The TSC is supported by the NW TSC in delivering its plans across the North West.  It takes full note of Government Policy and the key priorities set out by the TSC.

Click here to access more information about GMLP and GM LLE Collaborative.

Greater Manchester LLE Collaboration

Working alongside regional Teaching Schools has extended our own capacity to deliver programmes regionally. As part of our close working partnerships across the Greater Manchester collaborative with other Teaching Schools we have been involved in a training programme for Local Leaders of Education (LLE).   

HEI (Higher Education Institution) Partnerships

We have strong HEI links with Manchester Metropolitan University; offering Accreditation of Leadership Programmes, Research & Development projects, and School Direct training.  

A Research and Development Project initiated with MMU is being used to develop our Research Associates in extended research methodology. Research Groups are exploring methods which are linked to 'closing the gap' priorities across schools.

Primary Mathematics Teaching for Mastery: Teacher Research Groups (TRG)

The Teacher Research Group (TRG) provides an opportunity for your school to engage in high-quality, sustained, collaborative professional development and participate in an important national project.  The aim of the pilot TRGs is to support participating teachers in developing teaching for mastery in their own school. The TRG group is coordinated by our nationally accredited Mastery Lead Teacher.

School Improvement Consultancy Partnership

We partner with a number of school improvement consultants to support the quality assurance of our work and provide additional challenge regarding our current approaches.

Membership of National Associations

We hold membership of ASPE (Association for the Study of Primary Education) and BELMAS (British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society, which has further extend opportunities for CPD, including Research and Development links.

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