About Us

Executive Principal’s welcome

Jayne Clarke, Executive PrincipalA very warm welcome to The Pinnacle Learning Trust website. I am very proud to be the Executive Principal for the Trust, working closely with Dave McEntee, Principal at The Hathershaw College. The Pinnacle Learning Trust has developed through the long-standing, strong and effective relationship between The Hathershaw College and Oldham Sixth Form College.

We have established the Trust in order to build upon our shared belief that young people in Oldham and the local area should have access to excellent educational provision and to provide new and additional ways in which we can further improve on our strengths and provide support to other schools. Our collective aim, articulated through our mission statement, is to improve the lives and life chances of young people through raising aspirations and achievement across our academies through the development of outstanding practice based upon partnership. In time, we hope the Trust will include other academies, including primaries, all focused on these same principles.

Our Trust also benefits from having a Teaching School, the Advantage Teaching School Alliance, led by Oldham Sixth Form College, at its heart. Further details about Advantage can be found here (insert link).

Whatever your role and purpose in visiting our website, I hope you find it useful. We would welcome your feedback about the site or any aspect of the Trust, via our ‘Contact Us’ link (insert).

Jayne Clarke

Executive Principal, The Pinnacle Learning Trust
(& Principal, Oldham Sixth Form College)