Tania Lewyckyj

The CEO of The Bishop Fraser Trust is Tania Lewyckyj. As well as CEO she is also headteacher of St James’s C of E High School in Farnworth, an Ofsted outstanding school which also has Teaching School designation.

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Chief Financial Officer
Andrea was appointed as the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of The Bishop Fraser Trust in October 2018. As CFO, Andrea is committed to providing a quality financial management structure to enable the seamless delivery of teaching and learning in a safe and comfortable working environment.


Claire Wilkinson

Human Resources Director
Claire began  her journey with education in Bolton at Withins School in 2004 as their first School Business Manager, seeing through the closure of Withins in August 2009 and then, as the HR Director, the opening in September 2009 of Bolton St Catherine’s Academy as part of the original sponsored academies’ programme.

Claire was appointed HR Director designate of The Bishop Fraser Trust in July 2017.

She brings with her over 30 years’ management experience from a range of different sectors and organisations, backed up with study for a Certificate in School Business Management and also a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. She has experience in leading on a wide variety of HR processes and is well placed to support the ongoing development of The Bishop Fraser Trust. 


Rachael Lucas

My name is Rachael Lucas and I am the Headteacher of Bolton St Catherine’s Academy. I am married, I live in east Manchester and I have 2 children at primary school.

Our aims as an academy are formed by our values of Respect, Compassion, Community and Peace.

We will do this by allowing all children to experience 'life in all its fullness', no matter what their starting point, through:

  • Offering a high quality, inclusive and distinctive education

  • A caring and nurturing environment based on our Christian values

  • Recognising the unique nature of each child.

I have a very clear idea of what I want to deliver to the young people who currently attend the Academy and those who will attend in the future. And that is very simple – the education that they deserve in a school that improves outcomes for all and creates students who are ambitious and curious learners.

They deserve the very best education that can be provided. My leadership of the Academy will be defined by a desire to deliver this, to serve the community and to help make the ambitions of your community and young people a reality.


David Burton

My name is David Burton and I am the headteacher of Canon Slade School.

I am a teacher of Physics and Chemistry by background. Following my studies at Oxford University, I have worked in a range of secondary schools, some with sixth forms, including church schools (both Anglican and Roman Catholic) as well as community schools.

I have a deep Christian faith and enjoy attending church with my young family.

Our school is a friendly, vibrant and exciting place in which every member of our school community is recognised and valued for the individual they are, made in the image of God, and where each is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Every member of our community is involved in an act of Christian worship each day and everyone seeks to do their best in every aspect of their work. High standards of behaviour are expected and mutual respect is part of our culture, making this a lovely place in which to work. Our Christian values of compassion and love for one another allow each individual to grow in a safe, caring community which has high expectations for all.