Meet The Trustees

Hannah Fitzpatrick

Hannah Fitzpatrick is an experienced teacher and curriculum leader in one of Manchester’s inner-city primary schools. Hannah has a History degree from Durham University, a Primary PGCE from Manchester University, and is a Member of the Chartered College of Teachers. Passionate about the transformative power of literacy and the vital role of education in society, she is part of the next generation of Manchester’s school leaders. Through her curriculum leadership role, Hannah works on the delivery of an outstanding and ambitious learning offer through close working with a variety of Manchester’s cultural organisations, including its libraries. She is also a governor of Bridgelea, Manchester’s primary Pupil Referral Unit and SEMH specialist provision, and brings expert knowledge around inclusion and removing barriers to education. She is a Get Into Teaching Ambassador for the Department for Education, promoting the profession through marketing campaigns and national events. She has also been heavily involved in UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award, and has worked on several key projects involving promoting children’s rights in schools. Hannah is incredibly excited to be a trustee – she relishes any opportunity to support children and families in Manchester, and to bring reading and books to everyone, regardless of their background. She lives in south Manchester with her husband and young daughter, who enjoys regular visits to Manchester Central Library’s wonderful Children’s Library.

Annual Account & Report

The Development Trust recently produced its first externally examined annual accounts and report which detail its activities and future plans. View the latest trust report on the charity commission website.