Cotesbach Educational Trust

Reconnecting with place and land to develop skills for the future

Heritage Lottery Fund

Meet the Team

Project Director

Katherine Brown


Katherine Brown came into post in July 2014 to manage the ongoing success of Cotesbach Educational Trust.

Over the years she’s worked on major Arts Council England funded projects, appeared at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a collective of Leicestershire based adults with learning disabilities and established a successful Arts and Health social enterprise.

Katherine does some of her best thinking in supermarket car parks.

If you’re interested in working with the Cotesbach Educational Trust as a volunteer or have an idea for partnership working, get in touch!

Centre Coordinator

Harriet Schofield


Harriet Schofield has been working as our Centre Co-ordinator since September 2014.

She manages bookings and the smooth running of the centre and will be your first point of contact when communicating with or visiting Cotesbach Educational Trust.

She is currently completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology and loves spending time outdoors; walking, swimming and in the onsite Organic Vegetable Garden.

She looks forward to welcoming you to Cotesbach Educational Trust!

Freelance Education Officer/Heritage Advisor

Susie McGraw

Susie McGraw joined Cotesbach Educational Trust in September 2013.

She has enjoyed using the Archive to create interesting activities in the beautiful Schoolhouse and cafe space.

She has lots of children and pets, with Doctor Who coming a close second for her affections.

She would like to learn Welsh and to extend her repertoire of dishes she can cook successfully!

Freelance Heritage Crafts Advisor

Mandeep Dhadialla

Mandeep Dhadialla set up Art Tracks in 2010 to provide accessible, explorative creative arts and heritage opportunities for individuals and community groups by delivering art workshops to their doorstep.

Since then, Art Tracks has worked in partnership with Heritage and Museum and non-arts organisations to promote creativity and develop their arts and heritage links for different audiences.

Volunteer Intern

Katherine Harris

Katherine Harris is our Volunteer Intern, assisting Katherine Brown, to help deliver projects such as the Wool Week programme.

As a slow textile crafter, it’s a perfect combination of her interest of the arts working with heritage, and being able to share skills and information.

John Turner (Chair)

Lutterworth Town Councillor & Past Mayor, retired Head of Post 16 Education at Lutterworth College.

Jaqueline Krarup (Vice Chair)

Ex Director for US Investment Bank and fundraiser; former positions include Appeal Director of The TreeHouse Trust, now known as Ambitious about Autism and Associate Director, Development Office for Rugby School.

Ann Smith

Retired Head of Languages Department and member of the senior management team at a Leicestershire high school, now turned amateur historian, genealogist and volunteer in the Cotesbach Archive.

Donna Hunt

Rolls-Royce plc’s Global Sustainability manager. Board member of Action 21 (2010), a volunteer-based charity that aims to reduce the environmental impact of the Leamington and Warwick communities and raise awareness of the benefits of sustainable living.

Ernie White

Leicestershire County Council Lead Member for Health & Wellbeing and Leader of Blaby District Council

John Swanwick

Freelance management consultant with interests in education, environment (landscape) and social history.

Tim Schadla Hall

Reader in Public Archaeology at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. Lectures and researches on Public Archaeology, Museums Management, Museum Development, economic impact and business planning for museums and sites. He had a long career in museums and last post was Director Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records Service.

Steve Barrow

Steve is an Human Resources and Learning / Development professional with over 20 years’ experience. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and he has an MSc in Human Resource Development and Performance Management. Steve has interests in education.

Leigh Burrows

Mike Jelfs

Supported by:

Sophy Newton

Honorary Heritage Manager

Andrew McKeand (Honorary Treasurer)

Andrew is a senior lecturer in management at Solihull College, specialising in finance and accountancy. He has lectured and trained both in the UK and abroad and prior to his lecturing career ran an exporting company specialising in selling engineering equipment into the Middle East.

Our Location


Cotesbach Educational Trust
Main Street
LE17 4HX


Cotesbach Educational Trust is easy to find, located within a few minutes drive of a number of major road networks.

M1 - Junction 20

M6 - Junction 1

Just off the A426 travelling south from Lutterworth turn right at the first turn for Cotesbach - look out for our signs.

CET buildings are on the left hand side as you drive in the main entrance.

Please be aware the drive is a one way system.

Contact Us

For enquiries, please use the form below or call 01455 558373

'please note we are a small, part time team aiming to respond to messages within four working days.'