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Associate Research School Status

Following a national selection process, Oldham Sixth Form College (OSFC) was awarded Associate Research School status in July 2019 by the Education Endowment Foundation. 

We are the only  Sixth Form College in the UK to receive this accolade and it is a recognition of the college’s (& now the Trust’s) commitment to evidence-informed practice.  The Associate Research School brings a significant injection of further expertise to help the Oldham Research School work with and support more schools and teachers in Oldham and Tameside through professional learning programmes and events to use evidence to continue to develop their teaching, learning and leadership.

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The Associate Research School and the Trust allows us to focus more on the use of research when planning CPD and  teacher interventions.  Their support is of paramount importance to us and as a result of our partnerships time can be spent exploring what really works and what will have the biggest impact on teaching & learning.

Angela Easton, Assistant Principal at Hathershaw College