Professional Development

The Pinnacle Learning Trust

Togetherwe succeed


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 established in September 2017, through the long-standing, strong and effective relationship between The Hathershaw College and OSFC (Oldham Sixth Form College), with Werneth Primary School joining the Trust in February 2019 and Broadfield Primary joining in 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 and colleges, both within and beyond the Trust.

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.

This firm belief in the power of collaboration means that when the time and fit are right, we hope to welcome more academies into the Trust so that they too can benefit from our extensive experience.

Our Trust also has a strong reputation for the provision of outstanding professional development and benefits from being a vital part of our local Teaching School Hub, (East Manchester Teaching School Hub) in addition to having Associate Research School and EdTech Demonstrator status. Our expertise in professional development is invaluable to staff and students in every one of our academies, in addition to supporting improvement beyond the Trust and providing fantastic development opportunities for our staff team.

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.

Jayne Clarke OBE

Chief Executive Officer, The Pinnacle Learning Trust