Our Team

CEO Mr Jack Hatch – Chief Executive Officer of St Bede CE Primary Multi Academy Trust. Originally Executive Head Teacher of St Bede C of E Primary Academy (Ofsted outstanding rated), with 530+ children. Chief Executive of St Bede’s Childcare Ltd (a fully registered childcare charity within the North West) and Chief Executive of St Bede’s Teaching School Ltd (A successful Teaching School). A National Leader of Education, supporting other local schools to deliver quality out of school care and education, firmly believing that children deserve the best start in life. A member of a number of national working groups for the Department for Education. Was previously the National Treasurer for the National Association for Headteachers and was recently North West President for the same association. A National Leader in Education and a representative on the Local Authority’s Early Years’ forums, as well as a Pupil Premium Champion. Awarded an OBE in June 2015 for services to education.

COO Mrs June Roberts – Has extensive leadership experience, having worked alongside the CEO, Mr Hatch, for more than 25 years; takes a vital role in providing additional oversight of the development of the senior leadership within the MAT. An extremely experienced teacher of all primary age ranges, and also holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Finance Director Mrs Sarah Bagshaw – Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience. Worked within the Education sector for over 11 years. Member of several national educational think tanks. Representative on the NAHT SBL sector council. Runs the centralised finance function for the MAT including Budgetary Control

Childcare Director Mrs Kimberley Dearden – Kimberley has worked in many roles whilst working for St Bede’s since 2005. Kimberley has over 15 years’ experience in Early Years and has a BA Honours Degree in Early Years Leadership. Kimberley’s role within the organisation is to support our setting managers to ensure they deliver the best possible childcare and driving their teams for the Outstanding practice that we pride ourselves on as a charity.

Director- Mr Mike Caine– Senior Nat West Bank Manager. Responsibilities include the provision of Commercial Finance, Corporate Restructuring solutions, Financial Analysis, Relationship Management, Service Level maintenance and Business Development. These responsibilities require skills in understanding Financial Statements, an ability to strip down Financial Information, understanding Credit Risk, finding Solutions and having Interpersonal Skills to maintain good Business Relationships. Previously Chair of St Bede Primary Academy. Chairman of the Board of Directors for St Bede C of E Primary MAT and St Bede Teaching school Director.