Our Team

The Executive Team
Zoe Batten

Chief Executive Officer

Zoe has spent her career dedicated to Church school education in both the Catholic and Church of England sectors. She has previously served as a teacher, Deputy Head, Headteacher, and Executive Head, working in both small rural schools as well as large city schools. Throughout these roles, Zoe also delivered school improvement and outreach support to other local schools and governing bodies through strong partnerships with the Local Authority and Diocese.

Zoe was previously the founding CEO of a Multi-Academy Trust in Devon that had a teaching school serving schools across the local authorities of Devon and Somerset, before joining Plymouth CAST as CEO in September 2020. She is passionate about collaborating and innovating with others both locally and nationally to improve the life chances of children and young people.

In her spare time, Zoe enjoys reading, walking, and kayaking with her family.

Mr Kevin Butlin

Director of Education

Karl Murphy-Barnes

Chief Finance Officer

Rose Colpus-Fricker

Chief Operating Officer

The Central Team

Jo Flower

School Improvement Officer

Charlotte Targett

School Improvement Officer

Alan Frame    

School Improvement Officer

Danielle Eves

Executive Assistant and PA to Zoe Batten CEO

Leah Paiano             

Safeguarding and Development Officer and Clerk to the Board

Tina Parkes

Trust Services & Procurement Manager

Paul Stewart

Trust Estates & Facilities Manager

James Reed

Finance Manager

Adelle Pope

HR Manager

Sarah Lugg                        

Senior HR Officer

Chloe Rawle                       

HR Administrator

Zoe Dawe

Finance Support Officer

Rosalind Booth

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Clare Carter 

General Ledger Clerk

Sharman Woods          

Admin Assistant 

Get in touch: 


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T 01752 686710

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