Inspiring IAG

The Inspiring IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) award is held at Gold (the highest standard). This has been held since 2011 and was re-accredited in 2015. The award includes a self-assessment, external assessments and validation. The process helps organisations to identify areas for development as well as recognising good practice in their CEIAG provision. Six units make up the framework of the award, each underpinned by the principles of equality, diversity and raising aspirations. Management and Leadership; Design and Delivery of CEIAG; Working with Partners; Information and Communication; Outcomes for Young People; Involving Parents/Carers.

Skills for Business Awards 2016 Shortlist

Delighted we've been short-listed for the 2nd time in the‘School of the Year’ category GM Skills for Business awards

TESSA English teacher or team of the year Winner 2016

TESSA English teacher or team of the year Winner 2016

The Tameside English Team is made up of 15 secondary school English departments, which have been working collaboratively for two years. The teachers support each other and share good practice, making the team more than the sum of its parts. Working in a consortium means that underperforming departments can receive coaching from their more successful counterparts, and gives all English teachers access to a network that they can reach out to for support and advice. Team members also share their expertise beyond Tameside by leading conference workshops on how to improve outcomes. In a culture where schools are too often encouraged to see each other as competitors, this example of departments working together provides an alternative approach to raising standards that benefits everyone. The results speak for themselves: as a result of the collaboration, the local authority has climbed from the bottom of the performance tables to fourth highest in the Greater Manchester area. “Out of an outstanding list of entries, the Tameside English Team was the deserved winner,” the judges said. “Through school-to-school collaboration, the team has increased standards of education in the whole local authority and not just in one school. “The commitment by its members to help schools in difficulty and increase the confidence of its teachers is outstanding. By driving up standards, this team has made the local authority a place where teachers want to work.”