Headteacher - Sarah concannon
Sarah has been a teacher for over 20 years and has worked with SEMH children for the past eight years. She was previously Assistant Headteacher and Maths Lead for Chiltern Way Academy, Wokingham, a primary and secondary school for children with ASC and SEMH needs. In 2015 Sarah helped set up and was Centre Manager of Aspire@Wokingham, an initiative by Wokingham Borough Council to provide education and employment skills for children aged 14 – 16 years with SEMH needs and who were not in full-time education. Unfortunately, the Centre was closed after two years due to lack of funding but during her tenure running Aspire@Wokingham 90% of the students moved on to positive pathways, whether to college or on to apprenticeships.
Sarah brings a wide range of qualities to her role as Headteacher and looks forward to working with the students, parents, staff, and the Maiden Erlegh Trust in guiding Hamilton School on its journey.
DEPUTY Headteacher and SENDCo - Dr JILL CORFIELD
Jill is Deputy Headteacher and Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator at Hamilton School.
Jill has worked in education for a number of years, across primary and secondary school phases, special education and a Pupil Referral Unit. Jill has also worked at The University of Winchester as a Senior Lecturer on the Initial Teacher Education and PGCE programmes. She holds and MA in Special Educational Needs and an Educational Doctorate in attitudes to behaviours which challenge.
Assistant headteacher - Crispian Woolford
Crispian has been a teacher for over 25 years with 15 years experience in Senior Leadership. His specialism is working with young people with SEMH and has worked in a number of different schools including 2 different secure units, 2 different PRUs and 2 Independent Special Schools.
He has completed his NPQH and has been a Headteacher for 3 different schools.
Crispian is very passionate about teaching and learning and his role at Hamilton is to continue the development of the curriculum as well as learning and teaching.
School business Manager - Emma Conroy
Emma's career in the education sector started when she joined, Cranbury College as an administrator in 2009. She progressed over the years in various business support roles to become Office Manager & Headteacher’s PA in 2017. Emma developed an interest in the business and operation aspects of education which led to her being awarded a Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management in 2018. During her time at Cranbury, Emma was able to implement whole school change and lead a team, taking a particular interest in supporting their development and aspirations. In 2020 Cranbury College became part of Maiden Erlegh Trust.
In February 2022 Emma joined Hamilton School as Business Manager. She is keen to utilise her skills and knowledge to help drive improvement, create a safe welcoming culture for all stakeholders, whilst ensuring that the students have the very best opportunities and are at the fore front of all decisions.