Message from our Headteacher
Welcome to Elms Bank! Elms Bank is a school with a real sense of community - we really are a school family! We pride ourselves on being a welcoming school with a strong emphasis on pastoral care, alongside a rigorous academic education tailored to the needs of the individual.
We believe in and practice personalised learning to meet the very different needs of all our students. I am completely privileged and proud to lead a highly skilled and dedicated staff team. We strive to deliver an outstanding service for all the young people in our care.
Our Vision - Elms Bank offers a holistic provision. Our students’ achievements and successes are celebrated widely. We use innovative and aspirational strategies to increase students’ resilience and confidence to overcome barriers to ensure their lives are enriched both now and into adulthood. We believe that at the heart of a student’s personalised success is exceptional teaching, learning and pastoral care. We pride ourselves on our overwhelming sense of family and community; where every staff member leads with integrity and compassion to achieve ‘Excellence for All’.
Message from our Oak Learning Partnership
Oak Learning Partnership Trust is the overseeing charitable organisation of a family of schools in the Bury area of Greater Manchester. By working together each school gets significant support to be the best they can be for their learners and communities. Our Trust is committed to improving the life chances of children and young people through the delivery of an excellent, well-rounded education. At Oak we are passionate about inclusion; this is at the heart of our ethos and is a consistent focus in all our schools. We understand that high-quality teaching and support can transform lives and communities. The business and operational support provided by the central team of Oak Learning Partnership allows leaders in schools to focus their attention on ensuring teaching is consistently excellent.
Our schools work closely with one another: they collaborate, support each other and share collective systems across both educational and business provisions. But it’s also important to us that each school has individuality. The CEO and Trustees set highly-ambitious targets, not putting a ceiling on what our staff and young people can achieve. We understand that leaders need autonomy to be accountable for performance and to create schools which serve their communities’ specific needs.
As a Trust we are keen not to over-complicate our approach and we recognize that more often than not, doing the simple things extremely well, consistently, makes the biggest difference to our young people and ensures there is a clarity in what we do.
We are committed to developing partnerships which will contribute to strengthening our current schools. Oak LP and all its partners will always be underpinned by our driving priority: our strong moral purpose which enables us to provide a truly inclusive education and embed our core values of Aspiration, Resilience, and Integrity in everything we do.
If you would like to know more about our Trust please visit our website at oaklp.co.uk.
James Franklin-SmithCEO Oak Learning Partnership