Members of the Trust

Martin Harding

Member & Vice Chair of Rolls Crescent’s Governing Body

Term of office end: 31/08/2019

Martin is an independent Trust Member with management and public sector experience.  

Martin joined the police service in 1974.  His valuable work was recognised, resulting in him becoming the recipient of a Home Secretary's Commendation for 'Making a Difference'. His involvement with the National Black Police Association (NBPA), saw him work strategically at an international level, meeting and working with like organisations across the USA, Canada, Europe and South Africa.

A key posting was that of Detective Chief Inspector, Senior Investigating Officer in the GMP Discipline and Complaints Branch, leading a team of experienced detectives investigating complaints against police officers. The Discipline and Complaints Branch is now referred to as the Professional Standards Branch.

Attaining the rank of Superintendent, his final police posting was the initiation and management of a cross-organisational change programme intended to make GMP an employer of choice and an inclusive organisation. This work was later cited by HMIC as an example of good practice.

Andy Park


Term of office end: 31/08/2018

Andy is an independent Trust Member with educational expertise. He is the Executive Principal of Chorlton High School that takes a high percentage of the children from both Chorlton Park and Old Moat.  The school has recently become one of Manchester’s most successful secondaries under Andy’s leadership and has itself become a Cooperative Multi Academy Trust.

Jo Hart

Chair of the Trust (interim until July 2018) & Member

Jo is an HCPC Registered Health Psychologist, a Reader in Health Professional Education, MBChB Associate Director for Academic Affairs and Deputy Head of the Division of Medical Education at the University of Manchester.  She is also a Researcher in health professional education and behaviour change.  Jo brings a common sense and no nonsense approach to performance data. She ensures that data is transparent, open and used to hold leaders to account.  Jo has been a governor since 2011, originally a governor of Old Moat and now the Chair of the Trust (interim role until July 2018) and a Trust Member.

Angela Keane


Angela runs her own counselling practice in Chorlton and was formerly a lecturer in English Literature at Leeds, Salford and Sheffield Universities.  Angela Keane was a governor since 2012, firstly for Chorlton Park and then the Federation, becoming chair of the Federation in September 2013 and Chair of the CLIC Trust from September 2016 to December 2017. Angela is now a CLIC Trust Member.


Vacancy - Stakeholder Director

This post is being kept open for a potential Cooperative appointee and will reassure governors that mechanisms are in place to enable all parents to put forward their views at key points in their children’s education.  They should challenge Headteachers about methods used to seek the views of parents are effective and parental views are influencing decision making.


Vacancy - Teaching School Director

This post is being kept open whilst the Manchester Teaching School Alliance completes the review of its own governance.  This post will create the link between the Trust and the Teaching School and coordinate SLEs, NLEs and LLEs. This post will hold the Teaching School to account against its key aim of every school being at least Good.