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A very warm welcome to The Pinnacle Learning Trust website. I am very proud to be the Chief Executive Officer for the Trust, working closely with Trustees and the Principals of our academies. The Pinnacle Learning Trust was developed through the long-standing, strong and effective relationship between The Hathershaw College and Oldham Sixth Form College, with Werneth Primary School joining the Trust in February 2019. Broadfield Primary has also completed the transfer process and has been part of the Pinnacle Family since 1st April 2023.

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, both within and beyond the Trust.

Jayne Clarke OBEChief Executive Officer, The Pinnacle Learning Trust

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  • "The incredible support I have received has been invaluable to my own development as a leader."Jonathon Barker, Course Leader 
  • "I have worked for OSFC for 15 years and what has kept me here is the culture, development, opportunities to progress, and the ever changing role that is HR."Rebecca Anchor, HR Officer 
  • "The Associate Research School and the Trust allows us to focus on the use of research when planning CPD.  Time can be spent exploring what will have the biggest impact on teaching & learning."Angela Easton, Assistant Principal Hathershaw College 
  • Our vision and values

    Our Vision is of a locally focused, cross-phase Trust, with an understanding of the communities we serve and a rigorous culture of high aspirations and strong academic performance that will improve the life chances of our young people. Keep reading to find out more...

  • PLT Professional Development 

    We provide sector-leading professional development for all of our staff, but also for those beyond the Trust through our external CPD offer. If you want to know more about the current courses available then keep reading to find out more...

  • National recognition, local implementation

    Our hard work and success in numerous areas has seen the Trust  receive national recognition and accreditation a part of the Research Schools Network and as an EdTech Demonstrator. We benefit from our involvement in these programmes and support others locally and beyond. Keep reading to find out more...

  • Reasons to join our Trust

    We are incredibly proud of the work of our Trust. With provision in the primary, secondary and sixth form college sectors, we have a broad understanding of the whole of a young person’s educational journey and provide superb professional development and support for our staff. Keep reading to find out more...

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