Testimonials

Emma O’Toole

Assistant Head leading English
Pearl Hyde Primary

As an Assistant Headteacher, and more recently as a Specialist Leader in Education, I have the opportunity to support and coach many other teachers in taking their teaching to new heights. Read MoreEmma O’Toole

Dave Smith

Every day here is different – every day here there is an opportunity to make a difference!   Working for the MAT has given me leadership skills and a wider range of teaching strategies that I would never have experienced otherwise.

Sandra Pasik

Learning Mentor
Pearl Hyde Primary

I started at Pearl Hyde in the position of Learning Mentor in September 2018 and straight away I felt like part of the team. I was welcomed by everyone and even received flowers when I moved house a week after starting! Read MoreSandra Pasik

Azmaine Ahmed (QTS Outstanding)

Lyng Hall has allowed me to train and develop as a teacher in more ways than I could imagine. The support that I have received from both Lyng Hall School and the MAT has been only the best and I would not be the teacher that I am today, without the care, guidance and high quality training that I have received

Andy Ditch

Deputy Headteacher
Finham Park 2

Finham Park MAT has provided me with a huge range of opportunities throughout my career as a teacher. I have worked at Finham Park School for 12 years and have done a variety of different roles. Read MoreAndy Ditch

Drew Cook

When you work and show loyalty to the students at Lyng Hall, they work for you and are loyal too. A great school to work in and devote yourself to. 12 years going strong!

Helen Cooke

Head of Department: English
Finham Park School

I have experienced many professional opportunities and roles since I joined Finham Park School in 2001. I’ve been a TLR holder in English; second in department; Director of English and am currently enjoying the challenge of being an Assistant Head in charge of Teaching and Learning across the school.Read MoreHelen Cooke

Sarah Falconbridge

I started my journey here as an associate teacher and have been given many developmental opportunities which have led to my current post as an Assistant Head Teacher. The MAT has enabled me to develop as both a teacher and a leader and has given me a level of experience and drive which I am incredibly grateful for. It has been and continues to be a pleasure to work within the MAT.

Chloe Chand

I began my journey at Lyng Hall as an Associate Teacher, I then did a year as an Unqualified English teacher and I am now about to start my training in September. The staff are so supportive and love to see each other progress.

Suzie Green

Assistant Headteacher
Finham Park School

I joined Finham Park School in September 2014 as KS3 Mathematics Co-ordinator. I have been lucky to work under three incredibly supportive Headteachers, all of whom have believed in me, and pushed me to be the best I can. Read MoreSuzie Green

Kimberley Coletta

I started working at Lyng Hall School 12 years ago. I took a job straight from University as a Teaching Assistant here. I wanted to work in a school to see if I would like to become a teacher in the future. I had lots of training in different SEND areas and became a Higher Level Teaching Assistant within two years. Read MoreKimberley Coletta

Anita Thakor

Literacy Lead
Finham Primary

I arrived at Finham Primary in January 2018 on a temporary supply basis. Working here day in, day out, I was won over by the brilliant children and staff. The opportunities that I have been offered here for career progression are amazing – from September 2019, I will be leading Literacy across the school. Read MoreAnita Thakor

Alison Robinson

Operations Manager
Finham Park 2

I originally started working at Finham Primary School in April 2008 as an Office Manager and during my time there I was given the opportunity for School Business Management training.  This eventually led to a promotion to School Business Manager.  Read MoreAlison Robinson

Richard Elliott

Head of Department: Design and Technology
Finham Park School

After joining the Finham family in January 2015 I can safely say it’s the best career decision I’ve made. During my time at Finham I’ve had the privilege of working alongside some of the most dedicated professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Read MoreRichard Elliott

Leigh Thomson

PA to Headteacher
Finham Park 2

Finham Park 2 has provided me with fantastic opportunities to grow a career. Beginning when the school opened in September 2015 as an apprentice, I now have qualifications in Teaching Assisting and Business Administration. Read MoreLeigh Thomson