Central Services

Central Services Management

Carol Mee

Finance Director

Carol has over 30 years’ experience of working within a finance and payroll environment both within the public and private sectors.  Carol has extensive experience in financial and payroll administration, process control and multi-site operations. She has the responsibility for managing the Central Services team of 6 Finance/Payroll members.

Emma Pendlebury

HR 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 management 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. Emma is responsible for a HR Team consisting of a HR Attendance Officer and a HR Assistant.

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’s Childcare Limited. 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.

Kevin Barton

Premises Manager

After leaving school Kevin trained as an electrical engineer and he has over 40 years’ experience of working in property maintenance, he heads up a small team of maintenance staff working across the MAT and with St Bede childcare. Kevin has an IOSH certificate in general health and safety management he is studying to attain a NEBOSH qualification in heath and safety.

Central Services Team