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Our Team

Executive Leadership Team


Mrs Elaine Parkinson

Chief Executive Officer

Elaine has extensive secondary school teaching and leadership experience. She has a strong track record of school improvement and school to school support in the state education sector within both special education and mainstream education. Elaine has had 12 years’ experience as a successful Headteacher at Elms Bank School, and this included a period of interim headship in a secure mental health setting and the establishment of a teaching school prior to the opening of the Oak Learning Partnership. She is a secondary Ofsted inspector and a secondary trained English teacher, an NLE, and Deputy Director of BTSA. Elaine has significant experience in delivering training, leadership development and in writing CPD programmes.


Mrs Christine Reynolds

Executive Headteacher and Director of School Improvement

Christine has extensive experience as a primary head teacher and in addition to her substantive post, has been seconded to lead in a number of other Bury primary schools. Christine has worked as mentor to a number of current primary head teachers and has led the Bury head Teacher Programme for new head teachers.  She has had LLE commissions through Bury Teaching School Alliance and has worked as an OTP facilitator for the BTSA. Christine has also taken a leading role in BTSA programmes such as the School Partnership Programme and the SSIF Strand 2 project.  Christine has 22 years of experience as a highly successful head teacher at Unsworth Primary School.


Miss Kristie Bloomfield

Chief Finance Officer

Kristie has 17 years of financial management experience managing multi-million-pound budgets, reporting to various boards and committees and completing multiyear budgets. She has extensive experience as a Business Director in a single academy trust, with expertise in income generation and all aspects of financial management, project management, marketing, HR, safeguarding, Health and Safety, estates and facilities management, and the writing and implementation of policies. Kristie has managed the internal and external audit arrangements and ensured compliance with academy accounting and legislation.


Executive Leadership Team


Human Resources Manager - Vacancy

Finance Manager - Vacancy

Executive P.A. - Vacancy