Amanda Warner
Receptionist/Admin Assitant
I have worked as a receptionist/administrator at The Connected Hub for the last 5 years, and have had over 30 years’ worth of experience working with the general public, a role I thoroughly enjoy. I have worked in a HR capacity for 5 years at Marks and Spencers, and as a TA in a primary school. Part of my role as a TA was boosting students reading potential. When I am not at The Hub, I have an active social life with friends and family. I also enjoy going out on walks with my lovely crazy Golden Doodle, who requires plenty of care and entertaining.
Becca Stadames
Learning Mentor
Becca has been support staff in alternative provision schools around East Sussex for the past eight years and this will be her fourth year at The Connected Hub. Becca is the Learning Mentor at The Connected Hub and has recently taken on the role of deputy designated safeguarding lead. Becca's training for her role has included Mental Health First Aid training, supporting anxiety in schools and C-Card provision training. Becca is committed to supporting students with their social, emotional and mental health needs alongside supporting them to access their educational provision. Becca is currently studying for a BSc (Hons) Psychology.
Cordelia Millington
Transition and WRL Co-ordinator
I am newly appointed to this post and was happy beyond belief when I heard I got the job. There is a wonderful atmosphere here at the Hub and everyone strives to do the best for the students who attend here. I am looking forward to working with the students to help guide them into a post 16 pathway that is right for them. “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I love this quote by Mark Twain. I have previously worked in two other secondary schools and have over 14 years’ experience within Vocational and Work Related Learning. I hope that with the rest of the staff team, I am able to make a positive difference to an individual’s life. I am married with two sons. I enjoy Travelling, Music especially live or on vinyl, food (making it) and the Arts.
Del Woodward
English Teaching Assistant
I have worked as the English TA at The Hub for 3 years now and have previously worked in one other school. I am currently studying Philosophy and Creative Writing with the Open University with a view to teach once I have graduated. I have thoroughly enjoyed working at the hub for the last 3 years and sharing my passion for English language and literature. Outside of school I enjoy cooking and seeing friends.
Guy Williams
Literacy/Numeracy Teacher
I started teaching at The Connected Hub in 2016 after thirty-four years in mainstream schools around the country – Merseyside, Birmingham, Tottenham, Caterham, Crawley and Lancing. I have a BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies and both a Postgraduate Diploma and an MA in Drama in Education. I am the Editor of The Journal for Drama in Education, a magazine for Drama teachers and have led workshops for teachers and students in countries like Bosnia and Serbia. I have also directed over 100 plays with young people. 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, overcoming all the barriers that have been put in front of them. I moved to Brighton in 2003 and have three teenage children who attend a local school and two step-children who live in Australia. In my spare time I love doing DIY and ironing. I also really enjoy going to the theatre and the cinema. I really enjoy reading and whenever I can, I like to go travelling – this year I am really lucky and really excited about going to Paris (for my honeymoon) and Australia (where my wife lives).
Helen Murray
Behaviour and Guidance Teaching Assistant
I'm from Wales and have lived in Brighton since 2009. I have a BSc in genetics and an interest in education. I enjoy reading, walking my dog, listening to punk music and playing the bass badly. I'm also trying to learn to speak German and Welsh. This is my third year at the hub and it is easily the best place I have ever worked, I love the friendly atmosphere and working with a highly skilled team.
Jo Edge
Maths Teacher
I joined The Hub in September 2016 and I really love working here. The staff team are brilliant, kind and committed; all working together with the same purpose of supporting students to make the most of their GCSE year and to find a route that is right for them when they leave. I have met many wonderful students and hope along with the rest of the team I have had a positive impact on them; helping them get over barriers to learning and to progress in all areas. I live in Hove with my daughter, my two dogs and two cats. I like walking with my dogs, bike riding, card and board games, reading, listening to music and going on adventures in my camper van.
Jo Pratt
Teaching Assistant
I joined the Hub this year after becoming involved as an Invigilator during the summer exams. I have a degree in Business Studies which I taught for 10 years in mainstream schools and colleges. For the last last 20 years I have owned by own business in the hospitality section, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My main interest is going to theatre shows, travelling and reading.
Kate Schofield
Head of School
I joined the Connected Hub in 2014 to set up a catering course in the new food room. Before this I worked in six different schools, three of them in Brighton and Hove. I really enjoy working here with students who want to make the most of Year 11. I have met so many interesting characters and it is great to know that all students leave here being able to cook for themselves.
Katie Maltbaek
Food Teacher
I have been teaching both Science and Food Technology for six years, working in PRUs in both Kent and London and most recently a SEMH Special School in West London. I have a BSc Hons in Adventure leisure and Biology and a PGDip in Education. I am now delivering AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition at the Connected Hub this year. I am really enjoying working at the Hub since starting in September, cooking with the students and getting to try all of their dishes is amazing. There are some future chefs in the making here for certain! Outside of school I am kept very busy with my little boy who has just turned two and exploring Brighton and Hove as we have newly moved to the area!
Lex Butler
Teaching Assistant
Louise Cook
Executive Headteacher
I am proud to be the Executive Head of the Central Hubs. The Connected Hub is a great team and all work together to get the best possible outcomes for each and every student.   I try to keep fit by cycling to school, and swimming.  I like to learn something new every few years and this year I am continuing to learn bridge which is much more complicated than I had anticipated!   I have two children, 3 cats and a dog.
Lucie Broadbent Smith
Attendance and Safeguarding Lead/Art Teacher
I have been working in schools in Brighton since 2008. I have a BA Hons in Expressive Art (Art and Music) and additional qualifications in Counselling and Art Therapy. Previously I had been a volunteer youth leader, art workshop facilitator and a buyer for a Museum shop. I have worked continually in pastoral roles in schools, focussing on attendance, behaviour and safeguarding. Since Easter 2018 I have become our Safeguarding Lead. I have also taught GCSE Art and Design at The Connected Hub for over five years. I have really enjoyed working at The Connected Hub since I started in Jan 2013. It’s an unusual school with a brilliant attitude to its students and staff. Outside of school, I sing backing vocals for a covers band and am always trying to find time to be creative. I don’t live in Brighton and actually enjoy my commute over the downs each day.
Nick Marzetti
Teaching Assistant
This is my first year at the Hub. I have a background in adult social care and working with people with severe mental and physical disabilities. I have a BA Hons in Criminology from Nottingham Trent University and have worked at day centers, schools and care providers in and around Brighton for the last 6 years. I am absolutely loving working at the Hub and in my spare time I enjoy reading, especially crime non fiction by David Simon and fiction by Irivine Welsh. I'm also a big fan of stand up comedy and listening to Grime and Hip Hop. I have lived in Brighton for the last 6 years, before that Nottingham, Ringmer and Peckham.
Rosie Reekie
Science Teacher
I was really pleased to start working here at The Connected Hub this year, as a Science Teacher. I live in Brighton, locally, with my family. I enjoy teaching science and I am passionate about looking after the environment and using bikes instead of cars. I like doing fun things with my children, cooking, reading and going to the cinema.
Tracey Robinson
Business Manager
I have been working in various schools for 13 years in many admin areas: Data, Exams, Administration Management and recently consulting.   This has given me extensive experience to provide a great support for the team. I have lived in Brighton all my life in many areas, Mouslcombe, Whitehawk, Bevendean and now Hove.
Vivien Papier
English Teacher
I first moved to Brighton from London in order to study English and History at the University of Sussex, 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. In my spare time I enjoy writing, painting and Thai-boxing. I have previously taught English in two different secondary schools around Brighton and have found that The Connected Hub is dramatically different to anywhere I have worked before. The teaching and learning environment here is a very special one and I feel privileged to be a part of it.