I first joined The Connected Hub team as Head of School in 2019 on a secondment from the Leadership Team at Hove Park School. I stayed at The Connected Hub for two years, managing the school throughout the Covid pandemic and returned to Hove Park School in 2021, for just 12 months. Having been appointed as Co-Head Teacher from September 2022, I'm thrilled to be back working with the Central Hub team.
I have worked within secondary education for over 26 years (21 of those years within Brighton and Hove Schools). I was a special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) for many of those years before I eventually ventured into school leadership. Nevertheless, my teaching career has been entirely dedicated to working with young people who find accessing education within the mainstream setting, particularly difficult. I am passionate about supporting young people to reach their potential, no matter the challenges they face.
My first degree is in English with Education Studies. Alongside managing special educational needs, I've also taught English to ages 11-18 years. My Masters degree is in Education Studies, which focused on exploring the difficulties in learning faced by young people with speech, language and communication needs.
I'm honoured to be working with a such a fantastic team of teachers and support staff, who share my passion for working in an environment which is able to offer 'a different kind of learning.' We warmly welcome not just your child, but you as a family and look forward to working together with you, to secure the best possible outcome for your child's future