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Executive Team


Jon Hills

CEO & Executive Headteacher at Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Jon has over 22 years of experience as a Headteacher in two different primary schools in Surrey and Hampshire. He holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH); has taught across the full primary age range and has held senior leadership roles in several junior schools.  His present school is rated 'Good' by Ofsted March 2022 and outstanding by SIAMS Jan 2017. In addition to leading his own school, Jon has supported numerous schools with school improvement and in the role of Interim Headteacher. His current experience as an Ofsted Inspector, SAfE Support Partner, Governor at Fordway Pupil Referral Unit and TAMAT CEO since September 2019 provide a wide breadth of experience and expertise to support school improvement.

Sue Knight

Headteacher, Crawley Ridge Junior School

Sue was appointed as Headteacher in April 2018, following a successful year and a half as Acting Headteacher and then Head of School. She has had a long association with the school and leads a vibrant team with a strong commitment to school improvement. Sue studied history at the University of Warwick followed by a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at the West London Institute of Education. As well as teaching, Sue has worked in the Civil Service with a variety of roles including that of a workplace counsellor.  Sue completed her NPQH in May 2019 with an emphasis on curriculum development. Crawley Ridge Junior School was judged 'Good' by Ofsted in July 2022.


Naomi Ezzard

Headteacher, Windlesham Village Infant School

Naomi has been Headteacher at Windlesham Infant School since January 2014.  Naomi has a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and European Studies and Post Graduate Certificate of Education. She has taught across the full primary age range and holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Naomi has previously worked as Headteacher in two church schools; an all-through primary school and an infant school. Recently, she worked with Siobhan McGann to support an all-through Primary school as Interim Headteachers.   Naomi promotes learning through first-hand experiences and the importance of oracy. Windlesham Village Infant School is a delightful one-form entry school serving its village community. In January 2024, Ofsted rated our school 'Good' in all areas.  

Siobhan McGann

Headteacher, Connaught Junior School

Siobhan McGann has been teaching for over twenty-eight years. She was appointed Headteacher at Connaught in April 2018 after a successful year as Head of School, using her experience of teaching and leading in state and private schools, both in England and New Zealand. Siobhan leads an innovative team of staff and pupils at Connaught, always striving for excellence. She has a particular passion for creative teaching methods and outdoor learning, developing the school grounds to extend and enhance the children’s learning opportunities. In March 2023, Connaught Junior School was judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.


Benedict O'Shea

Headteacher, Crawley Ridge Infant School

Ben joined TAMAT following his appointment  as the Headteacher of Crawley Ridge Infant School in September 2021. Previously, he was an Assistant Headteacher at a very large Primary school in London overseeing Early Years and lower Key Stage 1. Ben has successfully completed both NPQML and NPQSL courses and is currently studying a Masters in Educational Leadership. In 2019, Ben was awarded status of Specialist Leader of Education in early reading and maths. He is committed to securing the best outcomes for pupils and is an avid believer in learning through play and experiences. Ben has the support of a committed governing body alongside a skilled professional team of teachers and support staff. Crawley Ridge Infant school was judged 'Good' by Ofsted in January 2023, please visit their website to read the report in full.


Richard Darke

Headteacher, Powell Corderoy Primary School

Richard has been at Powell since 2014, being appointed as Headteacher in April 2023 having spent the previous nine years as Deputy Head.  He is currently studying for a National Professional Qualification in Headship, following completion of a Masters degree and apprenticeship in Educational Leadership and Management with the National College for Education in 2023.  Richard has over twenty years experience of teaching across both Key Stages One and Two and is a great advocate for Learning Outside the Classroom, using visitors, trips and outside spaces to create a rich learning experience for all pupils.  Powell Corderoy Primary school was judged 'Good' by Ofsted in September 2022.


Jane Gorecka & Mandy Parsonson

Co-Headteachers St Martin's Church of England Primary School

Jane Gorecka and Mandy Parsonson have been working as Co-Headteachers at St Martin's for over 3 years. Previously, Jane had been the Headteacher for 15 years and Mandy had been the Deputy Head and curriculum leader for 9 years. Both share a passion for an inclusive approach to education and for having high expectations for every child. Mandy loves curriculum design and supporting professional development. Jane enjoys strategic planning and developing ethos and vision. St Martin's CE Primary School was judged 'Good' by Ofsted in July 2019.


Gina Buxton

Chief Financial Officer

Gina is an experienced and qualified Chartered Public Finance Accountant with significant school business management experience. She has worked in both maintained and academy settings and is passionate about ensuring financial security and delivering best value in schools to support teaching and learning. Prior to becoming a School Business Manager, Gina worked in a variety of Marketing and Customer Service focused management roles in the private sector and brings a solid commercial awareness to help support TAMAT’s business strategy.