Staff Team – The Connected Hub

Jo Edge
Maths Teacher

I began working at The Connected Hub in 2016. I absolutely love working here and feel privileged to be part of such a kind, committed, student focused, awesome team. We work together to support students through year 11 to find a pathway that is right for them when they leave and embark on their next ventures.  In my spare time I enjoy walking with my daughter and our dog, bike riding, listening to tunes, socialising with my friends and family, playing chess, backgammon and card games and going on adventures in my campervan.

Guy Williams
Literacy/Numeracy Teacher

I started teaching at The Connected Hub in 2016 after thirty-four years in mainstream schools. I have a BA in Cultural Studies and an MA in Drama in Education. I love working at The Hub. I can honestly say it is the best place I have ever worked. The staff are brilliant and it is just so lovely working with young people who really want to make the most of their GCSE year. I moved to Brighton in 2003 and have three teenage children. I have two step-children who live in Australia with my beautiful wife.

Viv Papier
English Teacher

I first moved to Brighton from London in order to study English and History at Sussex University and liked it so much I stayed. In the years between obtaining my undergraduate degree and my PGCE/QTS I worked in various fields including content writing and nursery work and also received my NCTJ diploma in journalism. The Connected Hub is dramatically different to anywhere I have worked or taught before; the teaching and learning environment here is a very special one and I feel privileged to be a part of it. In my spare time I enjoy writing, painting, cooking and Thai-boxing.

Lex Butler
Teaching Assistant

I have a lifelong background working with children and young people in a variety of different settings, which began with being part of a fostering family. I have worked for children’s charities and local authorities in Reading, Hackney and Camden as a Playworker/Playleader in After School Clubs and Adventure Playground provisions. While my three children were young I ran Craft Clubs and Arts Awards clubs and I've also been a Childminder in Brighton; I became a TA when they all were all school age. I have a fine art degree and make art using video, photography and text.

Cordelia Millington
Careers Leader

I’ve been at The Connected Hub for nearly 21/2 years. There’s a wonderful atmosphere at TCH and everyone strives to do the best for the students. I enjoy helping to guide our students onto a post 16 pathway that is right for them.
I’ve worked in two other secondary schools and have over 14 years’ experience within CEIAG and Work Related Learning. I am soon to start my Level 6 Careers Guidance qualification with the Open University.
With the rest of the staff team, I endeavour to make a positive difference to our student’s lives.

Sam Barber

I have worked at The Central Hub since July 2019, having worked within schools since 2008. I retrained in accountancy after I had my children but prior to this I was a lecturer at City College in Brighton. I have lived in Brighton for 15 years and live with my husband, 2 daughters and our dog. I really enjoy working at The Central Hub and with the wonderful, dedicated team of people doing the very best for our pupils.

Maddie Cook
Science Teacher

I began at the connected hub in 2021 after 7 years in mainstream and special educational needs schools. I feel so lucky to be a part of the unique type of education happening at the hub, the staff are so supportive and kind and the students are great fun to work with. I am so glad I found a place where everyone is given a voice and that we are helping the year 11s make the most of their GCSE year. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, keeping fit gym glasses, running, ski-ing (when I can!), baking cakes and seeing my friends. 

Katie Lewis
Art Teacher
I first joined the Connected Hub as a supply teacher four years ago and began teaching Art one day a week in 2019. It has been an absolute pleasure to join the team four days a week from September 2020 to teach Art and Food. It's brilliant to be able to teach the two creative subjects that I feel passionate about. I love to see young people express themselves through cooking and sharing food, as well as working with students who have chosen Art as an option to channel their imagination and talents.
Outside of school, I enjoy restoring furniture and doing even more cooking! I also spend lots of time striding out on the Downs with my two dogs.