St Bede C of E Primary Multi Academy Trust

Central Services




Mrs Carol Mee
Finance Director


Over 30 years experience of working within a finance and payroll environment both within the public and private sectors.  Extensive experience in financial and payroll administration, process control and multi-site operations team.  Works closely with the senior leadership team at each academy and within the Trust for over six years, supporting the education team to drive forward changes which benefit the children and the Trust.  Provides mentoring and advice to other academies and schools within Bolton on finance and administration issues.




Mrs Emma Pendlebury
Human Resources Director

Emma has experience of working in the Public Sector, Further Education Sector and the Not for Profit Sectors and has tangible experience in leading and managing HR services, delivering on a number of key organisational objectives.  She is currently responsible for Human Resources across the Multi Academy Trust and St. Bede Childcare Ltd, and leads on supporting the senior leadership team on all aspects of Human Resources.  Emma has designed a quality improvement plan and works closely with Finance and IT teams to deliver a positive customer–led service.  She responsible for a Team consisting of an HR Attendance Officer and HR Assistant.




Mr Karl Denton
Operations Director


Karl has over 15 years of experience of working in ICT within the education sector.  He is currently responsible for ICT across the whole of the Trust and St. Bede Childcare Ltd.  Karl continually strives to ensure the ICT services are working effectively, while constantly reviewing the efficiency of organisational systems and comparing performance/costs to new emerging systems within the IT sector.  Karl manages a small ICT team whom ensure that network resources on and off site, for all end users including children and staff, are working effectively, to ensure a high level of security and keep up to date with the changing demands of the organisations. 




Mr James Palmer
Catering Manager


Over 20 years catering experience working both within the private and public sector. Experience in managing teams, driving strategy, controlling budgets, and delivering a high level of service to stakeholders.  Liaises with catering teams to ensure our children: are provided with nutritious and delicious meals; experience foods from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; receive a consistently positive dining experience in comfortable and inviting surroundings; feel listened to and included on menu choices.

Central Services Team (ID 1165)