About

Who we are

The Bury Teaching Schools Alliance was formed in 2014 by two National Teaching Schools: Christ Church Primary School Walshaw and Elms Bank Specialist Arts College.

Our alliance includes Bury Primary, Secondary and Special Schools with additional strategic partners, Bury Primary Learning Collaborative, Bury Secondary Learning Collaborative, Cumbria University,  Manchester Metropolitan University and Bury Local Authority’s Young People and Culture Department. Our partnership also extends to teaching schools from neighbouring authorities. Our strategic partners oversee the work of the alliance and take responsibility for all our provision.

Together we have responsibility for all Bury children and young people aged 2-19. Working together on improving teaching, developing the curriculum, providing high quality staff training, growing future leaders and sharing the expertise already in our schools will have a profound impact - in all our schools and on every single child.

What we do

Bury TSA’s courses, training and support covers a wide range and is developing all the time but it focuses on the following areas:

  • Initial teacher training through School Direct
  • Continuing professional and leadership development, succession planning, talent management and research and development
  • School-to-school support (SLEs, NLEs, LLEs)

What brings together all of our provision is our aim to have a transformational impact on the quality of leadership, teaching and learning in all our schools. We want to engage with teachers and governors across our schools, working closely together and keeping our focus on the progress and well being of all of our children, whatever their age and background.