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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
Emily.Ashworth@OACT.org.uk

OACT Schools Programme
Martin.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