Lancashire & West Yorkshire

The Lancashire and West Yorkshire area Teaching Schools are outstanding schools which have been nationally recognised for their capacity to support and help other schools to improve outcomes. TSC Representatives are serving school leaders of designated Teaching Schools, elected by Teaching Schools in their region or co-opted to provide national specialist advice.

Lancashire & West Yorkshire Teaching Schools Council Representatives:


Amanda Bennet

Executive Principal and CEO of Greetland MAT and lead for Teamworks TSA and the Oldham Rsearch School


Angela Holdsworth

Executive Principal, Tor View Specialist Learning Community and CEO

Find your local Teaching Schools

We are proud to represent over 4000 schools across our four sub regions. There are currently 137 Teaching Schools located in the Lancashire and West Yorkshire area and 210 NLEs. Our Teaching Schools work across regional and local boundaries to support schools and deliver the TSA remit. Click the map below to find your local Teaching School.

Regional Infrastructure

To achieve the Lancashire and West Yorkshire area vision, TSC Representatives have put a regional infrastructure in place. For more information contact your local Regional Co-ordinators & Key Contacts.

Ambition and Vision

  • We ensure that contious improvement is achieved by the schools sector deploying existing, outstanding practitioners as system leaders.
  • We work closely with our Teaching Schools to
    build the expertise, track record, capacity, local knowledge, diversity and drive to deliver effective, sustainable school-to-school support, CPLD and ITT
  • We are committed to working in strong strategic partnerships with all stakeholders in the education sector in the North West and in West Yorkshire.


Our Mission




What We Do



What We Do

  • To develop school staff who consistently deliver exceptional learning experiences for young people in our region.
  • To actively recruit and retain outstanding teachers for our schools.
  • To develop inspiring leaders who act with integrity, passion and purpose.
  • Four strategic partnerships operate across the region where TSC works closely and constructively with LAs, DfE, RSCs, Diocesan Directors, Ofsted and CPLD providers. In addition, a single over arching School Improvement Group meets to provide synergy and coherence. Contact: Tessa

Regional Activity

Lancashire and West Yorkshire has four sub-regions, each with seconded sub-regional system leaders:

Blackpool, Blackburn and Lancashire
Cheryl Brindle –

West Yorkshire
Liz Whetham –

Greater Manchester Learning Partnership
Michael Tonge –
Baljit Birring –

Liverpool City Region and Warrington
Yvonne Gandy –
Jen Murphy –

Further information about the work of the TSC in Lancashire and West Yorkshire can be found at