Executive Headteacher (Maiden Erlegh Trust) - Mandy Wilton
Mandy is the Executive Headteacher with responsibility for the Trusts Special Schools and Alternative Provision.
She has worked in the education sector for over 25 years, 20 of which have been in the Specialist and AP sector. Mandy has experience of school leadership in a range of contexts this includes Headship, Deputy Headship, SENCO and Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion. Mandy is currently the Headteacher of Cranbury College in Reading, an Alternative Curriculum Provider that is currently in an OFSTED category of Good since its last inspection in 2018, this has rapidly improved from its Requires Improvement Grade in January 2016, when Mandy first joined the College.
As a senior leader in Education, Mandy has supported schools including those in special measures through her work as a senior officer in several local authorities. This includes working as a SEN Consultant in the London Borough of Redbridge and Head of SEN and Inclusion in Bracknell Forest. In the latter role particularly, Mandy was involved in School Improvement and led on the opening of a new 52 place Specialist Autism resource. Mandy was also involved in the project team for the application and development of a new Secondary Free School in the borough.
deputy Headteacher - George Chatzakis
After gaining QTS in 2006, George started teaching in both Secondary and Primary settings in London before joining Hamilton School (then Phoenix College) in 2008. Since then he has taught Physical Education, Science, Maths, ICT, Business Studies and Geography, and worked as a form tutor and then Assistant Headteacher.
As he embarks on his role as Deputy Headteacher he will try to help create a purposeful, caring, learning environment for our students by the application of high professional standards of pastoral care and support for their emotional and behavioural needs, and learning difficulties.
Lead Practitioner and SENDCo - JILL CORFIELD
Jill has recently joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust at Hamilton School as Lead Practitioner and Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator.
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.