Oldham Compact EBP works in partnership with established community groups and community volunteers in order to enrich learning experiences for pupils and students throughout the area.

If you would like any more information about the way Oldham Compact EBP works with all aspects of the community, please use the contact form provided.

  Examples of how OCEBP works with the community.

Study Support

Fatima Womens Association have submitted a bid for a summer school whereby they will be running a one week art class for ethnic minority children who are new into the country and below level 3 spoken English. They will conduct art classes on their premises and take them for trips into the rural areas of Oldham to sketch and draw. The schoolteachers involved are from Horton Mill school and are studying Urdu and look upon this as an opportunity to improve their spoken Urdu.

  The Afro Caribbean Project are working with Mather Street school on a project that will look at Caribbean history, music and art. This club will be held after school and will include non Afro Caribbean children. The aim of the project is to help all pupils identify with Afro Caribbean culture.

  Barnardos are working with three Limeside schools on three individual projects. All the schools will be based at the local library - one school is carrying out a project on reading skills and the other two are working with Oldham Theatre Workshop on producing their own play. The drama project has been developed to help the pupils improve their communication and listening skills.

  Other groups working with pupils:
Coppice Neighbourhood Group
Derker And Stoneleigh Residents Association
The Childrens Society
Reading Partners
Reading Partners provides pupils with one to one reading support from trained volunteers.
The Reading Partners are from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, and have been trained to provide structured reading sessions which encourage underachieving children to become independent readers.

Employers, Employees, and members of the community are passing on the benefit of their experience to young people in Oldham through a mentoring scheme. The mentors set individual goals and targets with individual pupils, helping them to achieve their potential. Mentoring can take place either in school or in the mentors place of work.

  Mock Interviews
Oldham Compact EBP annually provides over 1200 "Mock Interviews" for young people who are about to embark on a new phase of education, training or employment. Interviewers receive completed application forms, before engaging in the interview, then feeding back to the student some tips for future interviews. All members of the community; employers, employees, voluntary workers, retired people and more provide a little time each year to ensure this highly valued activity can continue to take place.

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