The Board

The Oldham Education and Skills Commission was tasked with identifying areas of best practice and underachievement, investigating the challenges faced and developing a path to future success. The OESC report sets out a vision for Oldham to create a ‘Self-improving education system’ where schools, colleges and all interested parties work together in a new collaborative partnership.

The remit of the Board includes

  1. The Board will provide coherent strategic leadership and governance as it oversees the transition to a self-improving system for education in Oldham.
  2. It is responsible for ensuring that the recommendations from the Oldham Education and Skills Commission report are implemented, raising standards and transforming outcomes for children and young people through the establishment of a collaborative framework for educational improvement in Oldham.
  3. It is responsible for prioritising the order in which these recommendations are implemented and the setting of interim targets for recommendations.
  4. Its core function will be to improve outcomes, progression, experience and opportunity in the Borough’s educational establishments through the dissemination and sharing of best practice.
  5. The Board’s function is not an inward-looking one and its work will reflect this. It will have an important role in the Greater Manchester Strategic Partnership and other emerging structures of the education importance in the City Region and nationally.

The Partnership Board Membership is

Headteacher Representatives from schools and early years providers

  • Mike McGhee
  • Anne Redmond

Member and Officer representatives from Oldham Council

  • Andrew Sutherland
  • Cllr Amanda Chadderton

Independent  partners to add challenge and support

  • Kieron Hill – Director of Kieron Hill Employment Services Ltd
  • David Beharall – Managing Director of CandidSky

Pen Portraits for the members are available here