Management Committee

The Management Committee plays an integral part in the oversight and running of the school and in the interests of the community it serves. Individual members of the committee have no power or responsibility – it is only the full Management Committee which has legal duties and powers.

The day-to-day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff.

Our current members are:

Mike Newman – Chair / Full Member – I have been Deputy Head teacher working at Patcham High School. I have been a teacher for 25 Years working in a range of schools in London and Brighton. I have been working with the excellent staff at The Connected Hub for the past 4 years and am committed to the inclusion and successful outcomes for its’ students to progress into further education, work and training.


Louise Cook-Staff (Headteacher)/Full Member – See Staff Page




Amanda Meier-LA/Full Member – I have worked in SEND in mainstream school for over 20 years, the last 15 of those within Brighton and Hove. I am current the Executive SENCO at Hove Park School and Blatchington Mill.




Fiona Martin- Parent Member – I am an employment law solicitor and set up my law firm in 2004.  We run a community law firm and carry out free legal work as part of our contribution to ensure access to justice.




Rita King – Community Member – I worked as a secretary for a building company for 29 years.  My husband was a caretaker at a local school.  I assist in running the Evergreens club at St Richards and at the monthly Speakability Meetings.  These meeting  help stroke victims regain their speach and confidence.  I have spent a tremendous amount of time with many people of all ages.


Tracey Williams – Community Member – I am an Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist in the Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS) and have over 25 years experience in education firstly as a Primary School Teacher, then a Secondary School Teacher before training to be an Educational Psychologist. I lead for the BHISS on improving outcomes for children and young people who present with social, emotional and mental health needs. I was also the EP linked to The Connected Hub a few years ago and believe strongly in helping children and young people achieve, build self-esteem and confidence to successfully transition from school to college or work placement.


Jacqueline O’Toole-Quinn- Community Member –  I have been a teacher for 32 years (up to my retirement) and for nearly 30 years of those I held a management position – firstly as Head of History and  then as Head of Humanities.  I am now the Chair of the Licensing Committee for Brighton and Hove City Council.



Peter Talerico-Community Member – I am a civil servant currently with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. I currently lead on projects assurance and resource management for Broadband Delivery UK. I have over 25 years experience both in the UK and as a diplomat overseas in project and programme delivery, operational management, training and human resources. I am married and live in Hove with my wife and 2 daughters at university. Both went to school in Hove. I am also a governor at the Burgess Hill Academy (11-16 secondary school) since 2016.

To be appointed-LA/Associate Member

To be appointed- Vice Chair/Full Member

If you are interest in joining our Management Committee or you have any question or queries, please contact the Clerk –