CEO – Des Callaghan


Des Callaghan

Chief Executive Officer, CEO

Des has over 20 years’ experience of senior leadership in Catholic schools including 13 years as the headteacher of St Bede’s, Blackburn. He has also been an executive headteacher supporting another high school and has previously played a key role in establishing a local multi academy trust where he was chair of the board of directors. He has a master’s degree in education management, he is a local leader of education and an Ofsted inspector.

Des was chair of the governing body for several schools including a mainstream 11-16 academy, two alternative provision academies and a special school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.