The school was designated as a Technology College in 1995 - the region's first Technology College. Since designation we have gone from strength to strength and now find ourselves with three areas of specialism. Technology, Vocational Education and RATL (Raising Achievement Transforming Learning).
Our school community is a caring, friendly one where students learn the self-discipline they need to achieve their personal best. We also offer all our children the opportunity to broaden their interests through a wide range of extra curricular activities.
We provide the very highest quality of education for all our students. By blending academic achievement with 21st century technological skills, we enable our young people to leave us with excellent academic and vocational qualifications and high level ICT skills, which makes our students extremely employable and fully equipped to move on to all avenues of further or higher education.
I believe Middleton Technology School is a truly excellent school; it is a place where staff are proud to work, a place that governors and parents are proud to support and a school to which students are proud to belong.
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Although the school is funded on the same basis as other schools, the sponsor New Charter Group has invested more than £2m to enhance opportunities for Academy students.
New Charter Group understands creating great neighbourhoods is about more than just housing. It commits to a lot of work with young people and can see that they deserve the best educational opportunities. Supporting great education is wholly consistent with the aspirations and mission of the Trust, and may give it competitive edge as well as bringing wider community benefits to those areas in which we work and invest.
Our educational work does not threaten our agreed housing investment plans; in fact, it further sustains the neighbourhoods and communities that New Charter invests in.
New Charter formed in 2000 as the new landlords to own and manage homes transferred from Tameside council in Greater Manchester. With a turnover of approximately £100m a year and a workforce of around 850, New Charter is one of the region’s largest registered providers of social housing. By incorporating Gedling Homes (Nottingham) and Aksa Homes (Oldham) the Group owns around 19,500 homes. It came 34th in the 2016 Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For survey and reached number 19 in 24 Housing’s Top 50 Landlords (2016).
The Trust has already spent huge sums of money upgrading the rented homes it owns and the environment of its neighbourhoods and we have a high profile locally with our work to regenerate and stabilise communities. It was the first landlord to sponsor an Academy, prompted by the local authority’s invitation and its understanding that our good prospects for local young people will improve business.
Great Academies Education Trust was established in 2012 by New Charter Group. We believe that children and young people deserve outstanding schools to help raise and fulfil their ambitions.
New Charter sponsors three other academies through the education trust. This includes two secondary academies (New Charter Academy in Ashton and Copley Academy in Stalybridge) and one primary (Silver Springs Academy in Stalybridge).
To find out more about our sponsor click Great Academies Education Trust
New Charter Housing Trust Group Cavendish 249 Cavendish Street Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AT 0161 331 2121