Mr Hatch is Executive Head teacher of St Bede Primary Academy and a Director of St Bede Childcare Ltd. In 2015 he received an OBE for Services to Education. He is a National Leader of Education and is recognised nationally as being at the cutting edge of both Early Years and Primary Education. It is Mr Hatch’s passion for improving Education and Early Years provision for the young people of Bolton and Wigan which has led the St Bede group to where it is. He meets often with Government Ministers and others involved in formulating and influencing Early Years and Education Policy. Mr Hatch is also a National Champion for Pupil Premium.