Meet the Team

  • Maria Dawes

    CEO

    Maria has held a wide range of senior education leadership positions, most recently as Deputy Regional Schools Commissioner.

  • Steve Poole

    Lead Facilitator NPQH

    Steve has 34 years’ experience of successful teaching and leadership in schools. He was head of two secondary schools and a leadership consultant for several LEAs.

  • Andrew Roach

    Lead Facilitator NPQSL

    Andrew is an experienced school leader, consultant, and Director of Education for a large MAT.

  • Michele Miller

    Lead Facilitator NPQML

    Michele’s career in education includes senior leadership, consultancy, teacher training, school improvement support and national training programmes.

  • John Samuels

    Lead Facilitator NPQEL

    John has a wealth of experience in school leadership and governance.

  • Nicola Browne

    Operations Manager

    Nicola has worked full-time for STSN since 2015. She has a background in business and project management having worked for the Local Education Authority.

  • Gemma Nicholas

    STSN Adminstrator

    Gemma works part-time for STSN and joined us in 2018.  She has a background in project and data management having worked for a Brooklands College.