Our Aims - The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is the Learning Centre based at St Chads CE Primary School, Uppermill,  Oldham. 

St. Chad’s Teaching School sits in the heart of The Sanctuary.

At The Sanctuary we aim to:

  • demonstrate the impact coaching can have across all aspects of school leadership and management;
  • encourage school leaders to develop learning focused schools; and
  • help improve the life chances for all children by narrowing the achievement gap.

The Sanctuary has developed a reputation for quality provision and outstanding CPD, particularly with NQTs and ITT students. We have a strong track record in School-2-School Support and have gained national recognition for the work we have undertaken.  The Sanctuary has also been accredited as a Designated OLEVI Centre (Doc) – currently the only primary school nationally to gain this prestigious accolade.

The Sanctuary itself is a learning space in a purpose built Learning Centre, that encapsulates our vision for personal reflection, challenge, individual learning and personal growth.

As one of the first primary teaching schools (designation – Cohort 1), we have developed our work via The Sanctuary, establishing a challenging and exciting range of initiatives.

As a teaching school, there is no road map with a fixed route to follow. Our work is based on strong ethics and values, drawing on an extensive range of experience.  Our inspirational work is delivered through collaboration and coaching.

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