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Company number: 10257544
Greater Manchester Learning Trust (GMLT)

At the end of my first term in my role as Executive Principal of the Greater Manchester Learning Trust I am writing to update you about the Trust and our future plans.

About the Greater Manchester Learning Trust (GMLT)

A multi-academy trust (MAT) is a single entity established to undertake collaboration to improve and maintain high educational standards across a group of schools. Our mission is “to transform the lives of everyone who studies and works in our schools, through relationships which inspire confidence and aspiration; through experiences and opportunities which lead to future happiness and success. As the Trust’s lead school, the quality of teaching, systems and practice that Parrs Wood has developed so successfully can be shared with other schools. Equally, we can learn from others so that we become even stronger. Through collaboration, we can, share the best ideas and tackle some of the challenges which face Manchester children educationally and socially.

One of our aims is to become a Teaching School. Teaching Schools are highly successful schools which share the best teaching practice and develop teachers and leaders to address the common challenges faced by schools. They recruit the best training teachers and offer professional development on a wider scale so that colleagues at all career levels can benefit.

Secondly, we want to grow our GMLT from a strong starting point and wish to work with good schools to begin with, so that we can build our strength and capacity. Our aim is to work in the Greater Manchester area, to benefit Greater Manchester children.

During my first term at Parrs Wood I have been getting to know the school, its students and its staff, working with Mr McElwee to scrutinise standards, visiting classrooms and talking to the children and their teachers about their experience here. I have been very impressed by the purpose with which both students and teachers approach learning, the strength and potential of staff and leadership and by the real sense of community which exists at Parrs Wood. Of course there are areas which can be improved upon, as there are in every school, and I will be working with Mr McElwee and his staff to improve those areas as we move forward.

I have also been visiting our local primaries to get to know our neighbouring schools and understand the local context more fully, and I look forward to building on the collaboration which exists and, again, improving it where it can be strengthened.

Communication from GMLT

Each half term I will write to you personally to update you on the Trust’s work and shortly after Christmas our Trust website (GMLT.co.uk) will go live. I will share with you there any news items around the Trust’s work and any events coming up which may be of interest to you. In the future I will also set up a regular forum to share thoughts with members of the community.

In the meantime I would like to wish you and your families a very peaceful and happy holiday and the very best for 2018.

Members

Patrick Johnson

Role Type               Term of Office

N/A                           29/06/16 - 29/06/20
 

Interests

Head of Equality and Diversity, University of Manchester

Justin Kelly

Role Type               Term of Office

N/A                           16/01/17 - 16/01/21
 

Interests

Director of Strategy and Business Development for Siemens UK. Member of the Companies Skills and Talent Board, Business in the Community (BITC) NW Advisory Board. Member of Teach First North West Business Leadership Team, former chair of Governors of Altrincham Girls Grammar School, founder member and Non-Exec Director of Bright Futures Education

John McNerney

Role Type               Term of Office

N/A                           29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

Chair of Board, Manchester Schools' Alliance. Vice Chair of Governors Loreto Sixth Form College

Richard Pearce

Role Type               Term of Office

N/A                           29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

Judge at Bryom Street Chambers

Suzannah Reeves

Role Type               Term of Office

Chair of Trustees   29/06/16 - 09/05/18 (Resigned)

Interests

Chair of Governors at Cavendish Community Primary School. Councillor (Old Moat Ward), Manchester City Council

Vicky Rosin

Role Type              Term of Office

Chair                       29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

Project director for European City of Science 2016. Vice Chair board of Trustees Manchester Communications Academy

Board of Trustees

Dave Bradford 

Role Type               Term of Office

Co-opted                 29/06/16 - 09/05/18 (Resigned)

Interests

Employee of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Carol Culley

Role Type                   Term of Office

Member appointed   29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

City treasurer at Manchester City Council. Various related Manchester-based interests registered with Companies House

Simon Ferris

Role Type                  Term of Office

Member appointed  21/12/16 - 21/12/20

Interests

Curriculum leader in Mathematics at Sixth Form College

Bushra Jamil

Role Type                  Term of Office

Member appointed  29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

Economic Growth Policy Adviser for LGA, Director Revival Consultancy Ltd, Anfer Ltd, Parkreed Ltd

Salim Khandakar

Role Type               Term of Office

Co-opted                 29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

Managing Director of Salutions publishers of Didsbury Magazine

Thomas McDonald 

Role Type                  Term of Office

Member appointed  29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

Governor at Manchester Health Academy. Non-Executive Board member of Equity Housing Group

Suzannah Reeves 

Role Type               Term of Office

Chair                        29/06/16 - 09/05/18

Interests

Chair of Governors at Cavendish Community Primary School. Councillor (Old Moat Ward), Manchester City Council

Simon Keogh

Role Type               Term of Office

Co-opted                 05/07/17 - 05/07/21

Interests

N/A

Damian Owen

Role Type                  Term of Office

Executive Principal   N/A

Interests

Executive Principal at Parrs Wood High School. Former Principal at Manchester Health Academy

Mark Welsby

Role Type               Term of Office

Co-opted                 29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

General Manager of two leisure assets

Mary Powell

Role Type               Term of Office

Co-opted                 29/06/16 - 18/6/18 (Resigned)

Interests

Awaiting information

Dominic Buckley

Role Type               Term of Office

Co-opted                 21/12/16 - 12/09/17 (Resigned)

Interests

Awaiting information

Emma Caufield

Role Type               Term of Office

Co-opted                 11/06/2018 - 12/06/2022

Interests

Awaiting information

Local Governing Body

Emma Caulfield

Role Type              Term of Office

Parent                     11/06/2018 - 12/06/2022

Interests

Literacy Consultant working with Primary Schools

David Midgley

Role Type             Term of Office

Staff                       29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

Head of History Department

Abigail Sterne

Role Type              Term of Office

Co-opted                29/06/16 - 29/06/20

Interests

Employee of One Education

Janet Marland

Role Type              Term of Office

Co-opted                09/11/17 - 09/11/21

Interests

Headteacher of Cavendish Primary School

Sarah Livesey 

Role Type              Term of Office

Co-opted                09/11/17 - 09/11/21

Interests

Principal Oasis Academy Oldham Lees Brook

Mark McElwee

Role Type              Term of Office

Headteacher          29/06/16 - 26/06/20

Interests

Headteacher of Parrs Wood High School

Lisa Bowers

Role Type               Term of Office

Awaiting info           09/05/2018 - 08/05/2022

Interests

Awaiting information

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