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Following a rigorous recruitment process, Maiden Erlegh Trust are delighted to confirm the appointment of Sarah Concannon as Head of School for Hamilton School.

Statement from Mandy Wilton, Executive Headteacher (Alternative Provision and Special Education)

We are delighted with the appointment of Sarah Concannon as the new Head of School, Sarah brings a wealth of experience to Hamilton School and we are thrilled that she will be joining us.  Sarah has been working in an SEMH Special School for the past six years and will be a tremendous addition to the Team, I look forward to her driving the next phase of our journey of school improvement.

Statement from Jonathon Peck, CEO Designate Maiden Erlegh Trust

Following a rigorous recruitment process I am delighted that Sarah Concannon has been appointed as the new Head of School at Hamilton School starting in September 2022. Sarah is currently Assistant Headteacher at Chiltern Way Academy in Wokingham and brings a wealth of experience to the role.  Following the recent relocation to purpose-built facilities in Bulmershe Road, Hamilton School is now well placed to continue its improvement journey under Sarah's leadership, and I am very much looking forward to welcoming her into the Trust team.

Statement from Sarah Concannon, newly appointed Head of School (September 2022)

I am excited to have been appointed Head of School for Hamilton School.  I have worked with children with social, emotional & mental health needs (SEMH) for the past eight years and really enjoy the challenges and rewards it brings.  From my experience showing students that they matter as an individual and investing both passionately and honestly in their development makes the most significant difference to them and this is the core of my philosophy to teaching SEMH children.  I look forward to working with the students, parents, staff, and the Maiden Erlegh Trust in guiding Hamilton School on its journey.