Cash windfall for education in Oldham

Date published: 14 February 2022

Oldham Sixth Form College and six schools are to share £20,000 worth of support to help raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)-related careers.

The educational establishments have been successful in becoming an ENTHUSE Partnership which means they will gain access to the support over the next two years.

ENTHUSE Partnerships improve young people's attainment and engagement in STEM subjects and develop awareness and understanding of STEM careers.

Schools and colleges taking part receive access to professional development and teacher placements, along with links to STEM Ambassadors and the benefits of working together to develop and share best practice.  There are exciting plans in place for the first year of the partnership, including an event next term for Year 8 pupils from the schools involved.

Jayne Clarke, Executive Principal at Oldham Sixth Form College (OSFC) saidL "We are thrilled to have secured support to establish this partnership and very grateful to everyone involved in working together to provide a range of activities to inspire and support young people to succeed and progress in STEM subjects and careers’

Partnerships bring schools and colleges together to work collaboratively and are designed to inspire young people into STEM subjects and STEM-related careers.

The schools in the partnership include: Bluecoat School, Co-op Academy Failsworth, Denton Community College, The Hathershaw College, Oasis Academy Oldham, Oldham Sixth Form College, and Saddleworth School.

The Partnership is being led by Lydia Shaw (OSFC) and Hannah Jones (Co-op Academy Failsworth).

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