Central Team

Mrs Lise Houldsworth – CEO

Mrs Houldsworth is the Accounting Officer and CEO of the Trust. She first joined Talentum as the Deputy CEO in 2020. Prior to Talentum, she has been the headteacher of an outstanding school and the CEO of a primary MAT. She has worked across schools as a School Improvement Partner; LLE and is an experienced System Leader. She is passionate about improving the life chances of children through ongoing school improvement and leadership support.

Mrs Kim Bailey – CFOO

Mrs Bailey is AAT qualified and is the Chief Finance and Operations Officer of the Trust; working closely with the CEO in developing the successful strategic and operational direction of the Trust.  She has been employed by the Trust since its formation as a School Business Manager supporting two of the High Schools and has considerable experience in the public sector, including working for the Police Force and a large land based college.

Mrs Sharon Corden – Trust Accountant

Mrs Corden is the Trust Accountant. She works closely with our school Finance Officers and supports the CFOO to ensure sound financial management across the Trust.

Mrs Julie Olvers – Finance Assistant

With previous experience of working in finance and in schools, Mrs Olvers joined the cental Trust team in 2021 as Finance Assistant.

Mrs Rhiannon Terry – Governance Professional & DPO

Mrs Terry is the Trust Board Governance Professional. She also currently works as a Finance Assistant and is the DPO for the Trust.

Our Headteachers

Our headteachers meet regularly with the CEO as a strategic management team shaping the work of the Trust for the benefit of all our pupils:

Mrs Elizabeth Allbutt (All Saint’s CE First School)

Mr Kevin Allbutt (Leek First School)

Mrs Lucy Bloor (Horton Lodge Special School – associate member)

Mrs Samantha Crawforth (Blackshaw Moor CE First School)

Mrs Sarah Cockersole (Rushton CE First School)

Mr Phillip Evans (Leek High School)

Mr Steve Fryer (Churnet View Middle School)

Mrs Caroline Quinn (Beresford Memorial CE First School)

Mr Matthew Taylor (Westwood College)

Mrs Vicki Woollacott (Westwood First School)


Latest news from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    January 2022 Newsletter

    06 Jan 2022 | BY asf

    Click on the link to read the newsletter. January 2022

  • Beresford Memorial CE First School

    National Day of Reflection

    23 Mar 2021 | BY talentum

    At Beresford we have marked the National Day of Reflection with a Prayer Space entitled Empty Chair.

  • Blackshaw Moor CE First School

    Newsletter 17th January 2022

    17 Jan 2022 | BY blackshawmoor

    Newsletter 17th January 2022

  • Churnet View Middle School


    01 Oct 2021 | BY churnetview

    Please see our latest school newsletters below: 10th September 2021 Newsletter 17th September 2021 Newsletter 9th October 2021 Newsletter

  • Leek First School

    LFS Newsletter – Week Commencing 28th June 2021

    25 Jun 2021 | BY lfs

    LFS Weekly Newsletter 25-06-2021

  • Leek High

    Year 10 – Return to school

    18 Jan 2022 | BY leekhigh

    Year 10 should return to school as normal  today. Thank you.

  • Rushton CE First School

    Newsletter 14th January 2022

    14 Jan 2022 | BY rps

    Wild World Heroes Reading Challenge Children in Owl class received their certificates for completing the library reading challenge during the […]

  • Westwood College

    17 Jan 2022 | BY talentum

    Please click here for an update on COVID-19 isolation guidance, uniform, Sixth Form and the school calendar   

Latest events from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    Join Us for our Christmas Nativity!

    09 Dec 2021 | BY asf

    Join us on Facebook to watch our Christmas Nativity – A Midwife Crisis. We will be watching in the hall. […]

  • Churnet View Middle School

    Churnet View Tours

    08 Oct 2021 | BY churnetview

    School Tour!   If you would like to book on to a tour of Churnet View, please book your space […]

  • Leek First School

    PATCH Fashion Show

    03 Feb 2020 | BY lfs

    PATCH Fashion show poster

  • Leek High

    Inclusion Hub parent/carer drop in

    10 Mar 2020 | BY leekhigh

    We are offering parent / carer drop in sessions on Friday Mornings from 9.15am – 10.00am. Feel free to pop […]

  • Westwood College

    Westwood College Year 8 Open Evening

    13 Sep 2021 | BY talentum

    Westwood College Year 8 Open Evening 21st September 2021 We look forward to welcoming you to Westwood College. We hope […]

Latest video from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    Midwife Crisis!

    16 Dec 2021 | BY asf

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us for our Christmas Nativity. The children did a fantastic […]

  • Churnet View Middle School

    Virtual Tour!

    02 Oct 2021 | BY somarketing

    We recognise that a visit to Churnet View Middle School is a valuable part of the school application process, but in […]

  • Westwood College

    Welcome to Leek Sixth Form

    11 Nov 2020 | BY talentum

    Welcome to Leek Sixth Form from the Headteacher and the Head of Sixth Form