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OACT School Provision

OACT work daily across the Oldham borough in partnership with a number of primary schools, delivering a bespoke and tailored service to each individual school through both the Premier League Primary Stars project (PLPS) & OACT Schools Programme.

Our PLPS project is split into four key areas:

1. School Staff Support

Delivered across either a half, or full day, OACT will specifically mentor school staff to improve the confidence & increase the knowledge of teachers to deliver high quality national curriculum PE. Alongside the ongoing mentoring of staff, OACT can provide documentation to help ensure a long-term legacy.

2. Physical Education

Delivered across either a half or full day, OACT will provide the opportunity for all school years (EYFS through to year 6) to access high quality PE which compliments the requirements of areas of the national curriculum and are tailored to suit each individual schools requirements. This will run alongside the school staff support, providing live mentoring opportunities.

3. Physical Activity

Research shows that children who take part in quality before and after school sports activities have a greater chance of thriving within the school learning environment, as such we ensure that extra-curricular clubs play a key part in our PLPS project. We can either run open access clubs, or work with more targeted cohorts, to ensure high quality physical activity opportunities are available alongside the schools PE timetable.

4. Targeted Interventions

OACT can provide schools with classroom based targeted interventions, focusing on either:

  1. Numeracy
  2. Literacy
  3. Life skills, which can include workshops on diversity, pass on plastic, tram/trainline safety, healthy eating, respect, anti-bullying & CP.

OACT Schools Programme

The OACT Schools Programme provides high quality PPA Cover offer, built around our three core values (professional, dedicated & inclusive). This provision is accessible to all students from EYFS through to upper KS2.

Why become an OACT school partner?

  • Links with a passionate, dedicated and inclusive local charity.
  • High-quality delivery from professional sports coaches.
  • Exciting opportunities with the boroughs only professional football club.
  • Entry into OACT competitions.
  • Signed OAFC merchandise (availability dependant).
  • Opportunities to visit Boundary Park.
  • Staff CDP and training opportunities.
  • School community support, such as food for thought.

For further information, please email:

Premier League Primary Stars - Jack.Garside@OACT.org.uk

OACT Schools ProgrammeMartin.Vose@OACT.org.uk

See what current partners and teachers say about us below!

We know that so many families have been affected by the pandemic. Parents and carers have found themselves unemployed or with reduced incomes through no fault of their own. It’s heartbreaking to see the impact of this on families across the borough, so we are incredibly grateful to Martin and OACT for supporting the Werneth Primary School Foodbank and helping us to provide a community hub at a time of need

Jonathan Bell, Werneth Primary School Principal

"The PSHE sessions were engaging and interesting. They included events and life experiences that were very relevant to our children today. I feel like the children took away new coping strategies and information that will help them if tricky or dangerous situations arise."

Mrs Meredith, Y5 Teacher

"OACT have recently delivered CPD to our teaching staff and I would like to comment on the session that was delivered. Teachers and leaders found the PE CPD session both very useful and engaging. Jack clearly explained curriculum aims for both KS1 and KS2. Jack's delivery was an excellent mixture of theory and practical activities and gave teachers lots of practical ideas to take into lessons. Differentiation in PE was a key focus during this CPD and was modelled and guided effectively to staff. Teachers can't wait to put these ideas into practise, and we look forward to more input from OACT in the coming year(s)!"

Tom Owen, Willowpark Academy