The Bolton cluster
A PSTT Cluster Network in Chorley, Lancashire
The Bolton Cluster is a network involving nine schools. Originally instigated by the PSTT Fellow and local Headteachers, the cluster has been formed with the central aims of empowering others and using in-house expertise to develop individuals and build a collaborative network.
The nine, current, participating schools are listed below. Please complete the Contact Us form if you wish to discuss any potential involvement with this Cluster.
Weldbank Ln, Chorley PR7 3NQ
Claypool Primary School
Salisbury Rd, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6LN
Blackrod Primary School
Manchester Rd, Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5SY
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Victoria Rd, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6EP
Blackrod Church School
Church School, Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5DE
Chorley New Road Primary School
Chorley New Rd, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6EW
St Catherine’s CE Primary School
Greenstone Ave, Horwich, Bolton BL6 5SJ
Beacon Primary School
Peter Martin St, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7AL
Horwich Parish C of E Primary School
7 Church St, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6AH
All schools within the cluster have expressed a need to improve the quality of science teaching and learning. Over five years the needs are likely to change. An initial survey of needs will be carried out so that support can be targeted. Bi-annual evaluation to re-evaluate needs. Finding out the strengths of the group and developing these further. Empowering staff to lead in their areas of strength whilst developing each other’s weaknesses. To offer a model in good teaching of pupils and presenting relevant CPD. Keeping SSLs up to date with science news. Assessing intent, implementation and impact of the current science curricula. Addressing areas of difficulty together. The PSQM programme will be introduced. All staff from all schools to receive CPD with impact clearly identified.
Improved science capital for pupils
Improved teacher confidence
Improved pupil engagement and enjoyment
Increased resources and knowledge
Improved pupil attainment and progress
Community cohesion and to have an impact in our area.