About Us

Bournemouth Primary Multi Academy Trust is run by a well-qualified, experienced team of Trustees who voluntarily dedicate much of their time to the administration and success of the Trust. Read more about their experience and the skills they offer the Trust here.

Mrs Jacqueline Hardy

Chair of BPMAT

About Jacqueline Hardy

Jacky is semi-retired and has two adult children and three granddaughters. Both her children and one granddaughter have attended Hill View Primary and another granddaughter has just started in Reception. Jacky is a qualified teacher who now works for Poole Museum in the Educational Environment as a Learning Activity Leader. Jacky has worked as a volunteer for the RNLI and SafeWise as an education presenter. She has been Poole Harbour Commissioner for the last six years. Recently she has taken the post of Chair for Poole Harbour Watch working with local maritime and police authorities.   Jacky was born in Poole and has lived in the area ever since. She is a member of the local North Haven Yacht Club where she was a Commodore for seven years. During this time she spearheaded the rebuilding of the club and helped to project manage the build.  Jacky enjoys motor boats and sailing in Poole Harbour. Her hobby is mixed media painting and she attends art classes to develop her range of skills.

Dr Jeff Bray – Trustee

Link Trustee To Hill View Primary School

About Jeff Bray

Jeff lives in the Ensbury Park area of Bournemouth and has twin boys who currently attend Hill View Primary School.  He was elected as a parent governor of Hill View School in 2013 and in 2015 became Chair of Governors for the school.  At the start of the 2016/17 school year Jeff became the link governor from Hill View School to the MAT Board.

After a career in business, managing stores and projects for Halfords, Jeff is now a Principle Academic at Bournemouth University in the Faculty of Management.  During his time at the university he has managed undergraduate and post graduate courses, completed a research PhD and a Post Graduate Certificate in education practice.

Like any parent, Jeff is keen that his children have the very best start in life, believing that early years are formative to later life.  As a governor he is keen to support the school and the Academy Trust in striving for the best possible education for our children.

Miss Emma Church

Link Trustee To Malmesbury Park Primary School

About Emma Church

Emma joined Malmesbury Park Primary School’s governing body earlier this year. When a vacancy arose to represent Malmesbury Park at Board level she welcomed the opportunity to take on the extra responsibility.



She has worked for LV for eleven years and is currently a ‘Broker Fraud Performance Manager’. Emma did not go to university but progressed her career through schemes in the work place. She has worked in the community sharing her story to give support and provide information about what local businesses can achieve. She gains a great deal of enjoyment and a sense of achievement seeing children develop successfully. Emma felt that becoming a governor and then a Trustee was the ideal way to give something back to the community.

Mike Duff

Finance / Law Trustee

About Mike Duff

Mike is based in Bournemouth and lives in the Hill View catchment area. He has three children, two of whom went to Hill View Primary School.

Mike completed a law degree but did not wish to become a solicitor so took on a sales and marketing role and obtained more vocational qualifications. Mike was able to set out strategic goals and direction for the company which he then took over and ran for seven years. His achievements and legal knowledge helped to make a successful sale before he moved on to work in a similar company where he pursued a rapid growth strategy and overhauled the company’s systems and processes whilst implementing major improvements in operations and sales and marketing. He managed the company’s successful relocation and expansion to new premises, receiving commendations from the Board.

Mike then felt he needed a change in direction and became a Business Consultant, he enjoys the autonomy and challenge this provides and is part of one of the largest business consultancy networks in the UK with experts in all aspects of business management and growth strategy. His commercial acumen will prove invaluable to Bournemouth Primary MAT.

Rob Webber


About Rob Webber

Rob is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director with a focus on customer service, service quality and all things IT and digital.

Rob’s career has spanned private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He spent 8 years in manufacturing in the UK and USA followed by 5 years in sales and marketing in the UK, USA and Far East. Rob was then recruited to help prepare a Government Agency for privatisation before moving on to become Operations Director for an IT/Systems company with responsibility for several locations across Europe. Latterly Rob was Executive Director in a 17,000 property Housing Association. He increased efficiency through novel IT solutions to increase the cash available to build more rented homes in Dorset and Devon.

Outside of work Rob is volunteer head coach of the successful Christchurch junior water polo teams and long-time supporter of AFC Bournemouth.

As part of his roles, Rob has seen at first hand the influence of excellent primary years teaching on the creation of a good set of social and learning skills which invaluable in later life and in the workplace.  Rob looks forward to working with everyone involved with Bournemouth Primary MAT to ensure that we fulfil that aim.

Mrs Teresa Beckingham

HR / Growth Trustee

About Teresa Beckingham

Teresa was born and raised in Bournemouth. She attended Hill View Primary School herself and her son is now a pupil there.

Teresa is Head of Human Resources and Organisational Design (HR&OD) at BH Live and has worked there for five years. Prior to this she held senior management posts for the Post Office and Bournemouth Borough Council.

Her current employer BH Live is an operator of leisure and event venues employing over 1300 people– it is a social enterprise that locally incorporates the BIC, Pavilion, local leisure centres and reaches across venues within the south of England

A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Teresa has knowledge and experience in all HR related matters including employment law, TUPE, HR strategy, cultural change along with organisational design and development. She also has knowledge of the Social Enterprise Model and experience of working with a board of Trustees in BH Live.

Mr Barras Stone


About Barras Stone

Barras has been involved with governance in the borough for over twenty years. He first became a governor when his daughter was attending Bournemouth School for Girls. He then moved to Pokesdown Community Primary School where he is currently Chair of Governors.

Barras retired earlier this year after being a lecturer at Bournemouth University in the Business School. Prior to this he had a HR background although he has had no real involvement with this for twenty years. He now has grandchildren and recognises what an important stage primary education is.  He feels that Bournemouth Primary MAT will provide more scope for schools to work effectively together to achieve excellent results.

Dr Jane Ewbank


About Jane Ewbank

Jane is a consultant forensic psychiatrist who works with mentally disordered offenders. In her line of work she has experience of completing risk assessments though these are in a different format to those used by the MAT.


Both Jane’s children went through Malmesbury Park Primary School from Nursery to Year 6. During this time Jane became a Parent Governor and later went on to be a very effective Chair, a position she held for over five years. Her son left Malmesbury Park Primary School just over a year ago which resulted in a natural end to her term of office as a governor. Since then she has had no formal involvement with the school until she was approached and asked if she wished to become a Member of Bournemouth Primary MAT.

As part of her role as a Forensic Psychiatrist Jane assesses and works with a number of young people whose life has already taken a wrong turning. This highlights the importance of the primary years along with the transition to secondary school and she welcomes the opportunity to work alongside everyone involved with Bournemouth Primary MAT to ensure they fulfil their aims.

Councillor Cheryl Johnson


About Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl has been a Councillor for the Queen’s Park ward since 2008.  She works at Royal Bournemouth Hospital as a staff nurse and has done so since qualifying in 2004.  Cheryl attained her degree from Bournemouth University at the age of 45.  Her 3 daughters attended Malmesbury Park School and are now all working adults. She is pleased that the school has such a positive feel and regularly volunteers to listen to year 6 readers. Cheryl understands fully the importance of good education and the impact this has.