Vanessa McManus - Executive Head of School

Vanessa is Executive Head of School at Gatley Primary School which is an outstanding primary school in Stockport, and Bredbury Green Primary School.

The unique innovative curriculum design at the school was established by Vanessa, who ensures that any developments stem from learner voice and are developed collaboratively with staff.

Vanessa is a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) and has been involved with a number of school to school support projects including delivering staff meetings, presenting to aspiring leaders and visiting other schools to support staff in SSE processes. She works in partnership with Edge Hill University and Manchester Metropolitan University as a facilitator on a range of staff development programmes in Stockport.

Currently, Vanessa works in partnership with MMU, Liverpool John Moore’s and York St John Universities to develop research practice within the school and across the Empower Teaching School Alliance.

Term of Appointment:

Head of School - ex officio

Declaration of Business and / or Financial interests:


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