Oldham has established an Education and Skills Commission to help raise local standards and aspirations so that every child can achieve their full potential.
It is chaired by former Education Secretary, Estelle Morris (Baroness Morris of Yardley).
Sponsored by Cllr Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, the Commission will build on work already underway between the local authority and education providers in the Oldham Co-operative Learning Partnership to set out an ambitious, but achievable, shared vision for Oldham’s educational offer. For more information please visit oesc.org.uk
Part of the work of the Commission is a new project called GROW Oldham, a showcase for the ambitions and aspirations of young people and residents from across the Oldham borough.
Over the coming weeks, GROW will be talking with all sorts of proud Oldhamers – school teachers, community leaders, business owners, celebs, and people of all ages to find out more about their lives in Oldham, their ambitions and aspirations, hopes and dreams – for themselves, their families and their town. For more information please visit grow-oldham.co.uk
The 2016 report of the Oldham Education and Skills Commission has now been released, and can be accessed below: