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Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College

Newman College is a Catholic Secondary school serving Oldham and the surrounding areas.

At Newman College we cultivate and celebrate our distinct Catholic nature through the promotion of ‘Dignity and Excellence’ for all members of our College family. We are proud of the diversity of belief and backgrounds from which our community is drawn.

Saint John Henry Newman wrote ‘God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission.’ Newman College is committed to placing faith at its centre, radiating the Gospel values of love, service, courage and reconciliation from the physical and spiritual heart of our learning community.

At Newman College we celebrate collectively in our triumphs and we are united in our trials.

About our school experience


- An opportunity to see experienced teachers work with a wide variety of pupils and start to analyse how pupils needs affects planning and delivery
- Speak with subject specialists about the curriculum and what it's really like to teach that subject
- Opportunity to work with Teaching Development Team to get advice on training options and routes in Oldham.

Start and finish times
8:00 to 13.15 - Flexible

These times are to ensure that they are able to observe entry and to our large school. It will also assist in accessing the car parking to exit before lunch.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

Links with Manchester Nexus SCITT, MMU and St Patrick's School's Direct. We also offer internal candidates the PGTA route with Institute of Teaching.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

Date School phase Experience type
8 July 2024


All subjects

In school Start request


Broadway, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 9QY
Map showing Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College

Yes - on site parking provided

There is a gated staff car park with an overflow, details of which will be shared if attending the school.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. There is lift access to all three floors, accessible bathrooms in all departments and designated parking for people with disabilities at the front of the building. We have staff trained to support with a range of needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Broadway, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 9QY
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education