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Company number: 10257544
Greater Manchester Learning Trust (GMLT)

Damian Owen

Member Appointed Trustee

(Trustee / Executive Principal, Greater Manchester Learning Trust)

Mr Owen has over 25 years’ experience of teaching and leadership in a range of settings, working in some of the most deprived areas of the country to turn around the performance of failing schools, as well as moving Good schools to Outstanding status. He became Principal at Manchester Health Academy in September 2013 and was instrumental in leading its development to a Good judgement by Ofsted within eighteen months of his arrival.


As Executive Principal of Greater Manchester Learning Trust he is tasked with growth and development of the Trust and developing excellence in the educational experience of children across GMLT schools. He is a member of the Ofsted Focus Group for schools in challenging circumstances, developing the ways in which schools are inspected. Mr Owen holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and has completed a range of accredited headship development during his tenure. He is also an accredited Pupil Premium Reviewer.