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Head of Teaching School set to improve Health and Wellbeing across Greater Manchester
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19th April 2017

Lisa Fathers, Head of Teaching School and Bright Futures Educational Trust Co-Principal is thrilled to have been nominated and successfully become a member of the newly established Greater Manchester Children’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

The board aims to improve prospects of children in Greater Manchester and improve consistency of outcomes between authorities. Multiple partners across Greater Manchester are leading service reviews and improvements and this board will add a layer of strategic coordination. The Greater Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board will provide the co-ordination for partner organisations to deliver against the aim of improving outcomes for the population of children within Greater Manchester.

Lisa is a real ambassador for health and wellbeing and the benefits it brings for children and young people, she is the Chair of the Greater Manchester Headteacher Alliance for PE, Sport & Health, is a Youth Sport Trust Ambassador Headteacher and a Mental Health First Aid Instructor with Mental Health England. Lisa’s work as Head of the Alliance for Learning Teaching School ensures schools work together to broaden the opportunities for young people through improving teaching standards, raising academic achievement and raising awareness of health and wellbeing; which is embedded through the  organisation’s extensive wellbeing offer which includes training around Mental Health, SRE and Mindfulness.

Yvonne Harrison, CEO of Greater Sport, commented: “Lisa will do a fantastic job on this board and with her strategic overview of schools coupled with her understanding of sport, physical activity and mental health and I’m delighted for Greater Manchester”.

Lisa Fathers, added: “I am really pleased to become a member of the Greater Manchester Children’s Health and Wellbeing Board and look forward to joining forces with partners to improve the lives of our children and young people in Greater Manchester.”

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