Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School (on behalf of the Chimney House Alliance) and Cheshire East SCITT.
The Chimney House Alliance originated as a group of secondary schools in the old Cheshire Borough of Congleton. The Headteachers met to discuss matters of mutual interest for a number of years. When it became apparent that the influence and capacity of the Local Authority was rapidly and irreversibly diminishing, the group decided to adopt a more formal partnership approach and formed an Alliance. The Alliance grew rapidly, as did its reputation for effective collaborative work and high quality CPD, across Cheshire and beyond.
The Alliances first strategic plan addressed its needs as it became more and more autonomous. As the Alliances range of activities quickly increased and developed a clear purpose for the future, Governance and Management arrangements were agreed and the Chimney House Agreement was written with the mission “Raising Achievement through Collaboration” put in place. The following strategic intents were developed:
Places are within our Teaching Alliance, and placements will be at one of the following schools: