Dean Logan


Dean’s career includes experience in special education, primary, middle and secondary schools; in both maintained and academy sectors.

Dean’s teaching and leadership expertise was gained in 7 Local Authorities;  each experience has added a richness and diversity to his expertise that reinforces the value of seeing people as individuals and their potential.

Dean also leads inspections for Ofsted.  This work continues to widen his experience and expertise that in turn contributes to the development of leaders within FCAT.  

In his role as CEO, Dean leads on the delivery of FCAT’s guiding principles; children come first, positive relationships underpin all we do and everyone can achieve.


Sarah Bamber

Director of Primary.

Executive Headteacher for Gateway, Westcliff and Westminster.

Formerly Principal of Mereside Primary School. Sarah joined FCAT having being the Headteacher of Strike Lane Primary School in Freckleton where under her leadership the school was judged 'Outstanding'.

Sarah is a NLE.


Jane McCumiskey

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Jane is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience working in senior roles in practice and industry before moving into education as CFO of FCAT in 2015. 


Laura Ferris

Head of Human Resources

With a MA in Human Resource Management, a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and with over 12 years experience of working in HR across Healthcare and Education sectors; Laura has worked with FCAT since 2014. 

Laura leads the Trust's HR service; ensuring this supports the needs of all our senior leaders, academy and central services staff (Team FCAT) to be the best we can be. 




Stephen Cox

Director Of Secondary Education

Stephen is an experienced Headteacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Coaching, Educational Leadership, Secondary Education, Teaching, and Change Management.

He is a strong education professional with a Master of Arts (MA) focused in Educational Leadership from The Open University. National Leader of Education with experience of a selection of school to school support. Chair of Lancashire Association of Secondary Headteachers.