Professional Development

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Staff Testimonials 

Families join Hathershaw because it is driven to ensure that everyone has the chance to succeed. Students are always challenged to be the best they can be, within a community that cares for each other and strives to improve the life chances for all.

I grew up and went to school in Oldham, finishing at the incredible Oldham Sixth Form College. I have always been motivated to give back to the community that supported me and I chose Hathershaw because it is a real focal point for local people. It has a mix of students from different backgrounds, deepening our understanding of different languages, cultures and religions, and it is a school that makes a huge impact on both its students and staff.

There are a host of reasons why I enjoy teaching at this school. From the daily interactions with everyone through to seeing students’ faces when they accomplish something they never thought possible. However, the greatest sense of purpose comes when they leave us as ambitious, well-mannered individuals with a skillset that sets them up for their future.

My role as Most Able Co-ordinator allows me to inspire students to move into further and higher education. I run educational visits to places such as the University of Cambridge and Oxford, where our students are visibly inspired.

Ashley Stewardson, Most Able Co-ordinator, Hathershaw College