GM Executive Group

The Greater Manchester Learning Partnership was born of the legacy of the Greater Manchester Challenge and a desire to bring all parts of the education sector across Greater Manchester together.  The GMLP is made up of representatives of each of the key groups charged with school improvement across Greater Manchester.

There is an independent chair to ensure impartial and fair distribution of roles and that all views are well represented.

They are as follows


Independent Chair

Margaret Woodhouse

Local Authority Representatives Alan Lindsay Wigan LA
  Cathy Starbuck Salford LA
  Phil Beswick Stockport LA
National Leader of Governance Andy Kent
Teaching School Representatives Michael Tonge GM Chair
  Sally McFarlane GM Vice Chair
  Vacancy: GM Executive
Regional Schools Commissioner Vicky Beer CBE
Diocesan Representatives 

Malcolm Finney C of E 

Damian Cunningham RC

Teaching School Council

Maxine Roberts


Helen Woodward


John O'Callaghan