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Lisa Fathers


Lisa Fathers
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Director of Teaching School & Partnerships


About Lisa Fathers

Director of Teaching School & Partnerships
Alliance for Learning/Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Bright Futures Educational Trust Executive Team

Lisa Fathers BA Hons/NPQH is Director of Teaching School & Partnerships at ‘The Alliance for Learning’ and part of the BFET Executive Team. The Teaching School lead school where Lisa is based is Altrincham Grammar School for Girls: the top performing school in the North West and part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET). BFET is committed to providing the best possible opportunities for the children, young people and families it serves. As well as working closely with the CEO & Director of Education on trust wide school improvement Lisa also has strategic responsibility for marketing and PR for BFET. Lisa is also an experienced leadership coach.

Lisa taught English and Drama for a number of years and was a Middle Leader, Senior Leader and Deputy Headteacher then Associate Headteacher. During her time as Deputy Headteacher her school became one of the highest performing in Trafford and sixth most improved school in the country in 2015. During 2015 Ofsted judged ‘Leadership and Management’ to be Outstanding.

Lisa works at a very strategic level leading school improvement work across whole areas in Greater Manchester and Blackpool. She is currently leading the DFE Opportunity Area English School Improvement Strategy across all Blackpool schools. Lisa also represents ‘Education’ on the Greater Manchester Reform Board and multi-sector Greater Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board and is currently the schools lead on the GM Mentally Healthy Schools Pilot. 

Lisa’s role also includes providing professional and leadership development of the highest calibre, the development of a school-led Initial Teacher Training system through the provision of the Alliance for Learning SCITT and engaging in cutting edge research and development.

Lisa has a particular passion and expertise in mental health and wellbeing, she is currently a Headteacher Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust and Co-Chairs the Strategic Headteacher Alliance in Greater Manchester for physical activity, PE and school sport. Lisa is also part of the National Training team with Mental Health First Aid England and has trained over 3000 teachers in the North West.

Cente for Race, Education and Decoloniality

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