Our ambition is that every child in Medway enjoys an Outstanding Education

Our Team

We have a team of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals. We are all passionate about what we do and we make it our priority to deliver a high quality service, working towards achieving our vision that ‘every child in Medway enjoys an outstanding education.’ 


Esther Cook - Director of Medway Teaching School Alliance

Esther joined the team in September 2014 together with being Assistant Head of Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School.


Sarah Smith - Executive Support Officer for Medway Teaching School Alliance

Sarah started with the team in September 2012 and is initial point of contact for the Teaching School.  Sarah's role includes co-ordinating School Direct Teacher Recruitment, SLEs, School to School Support and CPD events (to name a few examples).


Sarah Rose - Administration Assistant for Kent & Medway Maths Hub and Medway Teaching School Alliance

Sarah started with the team in January 2015.  Sarah is the initial point of contact for the Kent & Medway Maths Hub and co-ordinates everything to do with the Maths Hub, as well as offering support to the Teaching School.


Di Bowes-Read - Experienced mentor in our School Direct programme

Appointed as our ITT lead working with Sarah on School Direct recruitment and managing the cohorts of trainees.


Jane Heyes - NLE and CEO of the Westbrook Trust.

Jane has worked in Medway for almost 40 years. She has been a head teacher / executive head teacher for 22 years and has supported a number of local schools in that time.  Jane is taking a leading role in our  School to School Support work.


Oliver Allen - Director of Learning for The Westbrook Trust.

Oliver has been appointed as CPD lead, and will be working with us to further enhance our comprehensive package of CPD and Leadership Development opportunities.


Joe Toko - Marketing & Communication Lead

Joe is also an SLE, who specialises in Continue Professional Development, Behaviour Management and PE.