Our school is run by our School Management Trustees, essentially our governing body comprising of the headteacher and co-opted non parent trustees. It is run as a limited company.


Dame Catherine Educational Trust, Rose Lane, Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7JW    Tel: 01332 862792

(Above) Dame Catherine’s staff

The management team (Trustees)

Headteacher: Lorna Harvey

Other trustees : Amanda Harmer, Jose Raine, Christina Oppenheimer, Fiona Durston-Smith & Salli Gosling

Administrative support provided by Jane Dawn ( secretary, non-trustee role.)

Roles and responsibilities:

Co-chair-persons: Amanda Harmer & Salli Gosling (please contact via admin@damecatherines.org)

Recruitment, communications and marketing: Amanda Harmer

Finance, audit and risk : Jose Raine (company secretary) & Salli Gosling

Teaching, Learning: Christina Oppenheimer

SEN : Fiona Durston-Smith

Safeguarding and LAC : Christina Oppenheimer 

Our Staff Team. Please read all about us here.

Office Management 

Jane Dawn

The teaching team

Lorna Harvey ( BA Joint Hons German and Linguistics, PGCE, NPQH)

Headteacher & Key Stage 2 teacher (SENCO and Designated Lead for Safeguarding)

Maddie Price     (BSc Hons Psychology, MSc Criminal Psychology, PGCE)

Pre-school / reception  and Key Stage 1 teacher

Elly Hawtree  (BSc Hons Environmental Biology, PGCE) 

Pre-school / reception  and Key Stage 1 teacher

Fay Younger  (NNEB, Early Years SENCO award)

Preschool (EYFS SENCO and Deputy Designated Lead for safeguarding)

Bria Adlington  (level 3 CACHE diploma supporting teaching and learning in schools)

Teaching Assistant

Chris Wright  (BA Hons History & Politics, Diploma in Education Studies)

Higher level Teaching Assistant

Joshua Price  ( Apprentice TA)