Middle Barton School is a partner school in the Oxfordshire Teaching School Alliance (OTSA).


Teaching Schools are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to enable headteachers to take increasing responsibility for managing the education system. The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance is a partnership of Oxfordshire schools, Oxfordshire County Council, The University of Oxford, The University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University and other significant educational organisations. Our vision is that by bringing together the strengths of all OTSA partners we have a unique opportunity to develop a sustainable culture of aspiration, collaboration and excellence leading to a world class education for all young people in Oxfordshire.


The OTSA is working in the following key areas; Initial Teacher Training, Research and Development, Special Educational Needs and Disability, NQT Induction and Professional Learning Networks. Strategic Partner schools take responsibility for delivery of a specific area of work within at least one key area in which they have particular expertise, while Partner schools contribute to, or participate in, at least one of these areas.


For more information click on the logo at the top of the page.


Footsteps Oxfordshire County Council Scheme


Footsteps is Oxfordshire County Council’s child pedestrian road safety scheme.  We need your help to send this information leaflet out to parents and families as they are the best people to teach their children the skills needed for road safety.


The aim of Footsteps is for children to learn to take responsibility and make decisions under the supervision of an adult. . Footsteps enables parents and carers to gradually teach their child according to age and ability until each child is able to become independent.  Parents are encouraged to ask lots of open questions and discuss road safety skills which they may not have thought about.


Here is a link to the parents guide leaflet;


Footsteps Parents Guide.pdf




Please click here to link to the Chipping Norton partnership of Schools Times Educational Supplement award application for the 'Community and Collaboration' award. It is a reflection of the high quality partnership provision available in a wide range of ways.'


Primary Health Newsletter

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