Key Staff

Will Graham, Headteacher

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Sarah Gibbs, Deputy Headteacher

Sarah has been part of Maiden Erlegh Trust since September 2018 when she joined Maiden Erlegh School as an Assistant Headteacher. Sarah moved to Maiden Erlegh School in Reading in September 2020 to take up the post of Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum and Timetabling).

Sarah completed a Mathematics degree at the University of Birmingham and followed this with a PGCE also at The University of Birmingham. On completing this, she moved to Reading to start her teaching career as a Maths teacher at The Piggott School. Since arriving in Reading, she has taught in a small number of schools and taken on the roles of Second in Maths, Head of Maths and Assistant Headteacher.  She has always been a passionate teacher of Maths and continues to teach in her current role.

Sarah is passionate about our education system and all the benefits it offers our young people. Sarah believes one of the things that makes MER such a great place to work and learn is its diverse mix of people from all backgrounds, which allows us all to learn from one another. Outside of school she spends a lot of time supporting her children and going for the occasional run.  

Nic Hancock, Assistant Headteacher

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Dan Hood, Assistant Headteacher 

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Beckie Davies, Assistant Headteacher

Beckie has been an Assistant Headteacher at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading since June 2022 having worked here since 2016. In her role she is responsible for Safeguarding and Welfare within the school, and in addition to this oversees Pupil Premium.

Beckie's subject specialism is Maths, with a degree in Business Management from University of Surrey. Beckie trained at Cox Green School in Maidenhead and has spent her teaching career at Maiden Erlegh Trust. Beckie joined as an NQT at Maiden Erlegh School in 2015 before moving to Maiden Erlegh School in Reading in 2016 as an Assistant Head of Year before becoming a Head of Year in 2017 – a role that Beckie truly loved. It was a privilege to see her year group getting their exam results in August 2022 after all the challenges they have had to overcome during their final years of school. She has enjoyed being a part of seeing Maiden Erlegh School in Reading grow, joining in the second year of opening and the adventures of the temporary buildings to seeing the new building completed, and the school grow over the years. Becky feels honoured to be teaching our school community and seeing our students develop into brilliant young adults.

Samantha Hind, Assistant Headteacher 

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Charlotte Swart, School Business Manager

Charlotte started her career in hospitality as a Deputy Restaurant Manager before moving to the education sector in 2015.  After receiving a National Diploma in Early Childhood Education with the view to go into teaching, she determined that the support function of schools was of more interest. 

Charlotte began her career in schools as an administrator at Cranbury College before joining Maiden Erlegh Trust in 2020 as Office Manager/Headteacher’s PA at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading.  She joined Maiden Erlegh School in Reading during it’s first year at full capacity and worked hard to form a robust support team for the wider school.  Charlotte returned to Cranbury College in September 2022 as Business Manager to gain experience whilst studying a Level 4 School Business Professional qualification to support her development. 

Charlotte has now returned to Maiden Erlegh School in Reading as Business Manager to broaden her skill set in a larger mainstream setting.  In her spare time, Charlotte looks after her two children and is a keen runner.

With effect from 01 September 2023.