SSAT key contacts

Speak to your Relationship Manager if you’re at an SSAT Secondary Network member school. If your school isn’t yet an SSAT member contact a School Development Executive. If you’d like to become an SSAT sponsor or partner organisation, contact our Members and Partners Relationship Manager.

If you’re at a Primary or Special school, contact our Primary Network and Special Schools and SEN Network leaders.

For all other enquiries, please get in touch.

Anna Ware

Anna Ware

Head of Relationship Management & Sales

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Anna joined SSAT in 2014 as a project manager delivering our Ofsted and Academies work. She then established our team of relationship managers to further her commitment to supporting teachers to raise students’ aspirations. She now heads up our contact team for members and new member recruitment. Before coming to SSAT, Anna worked in community development with disadvantaged families.

Ejike Agubor

Ejike Agubor

Senior Relationship Manager

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Following a career in sales and marketing for creative agencies, EJ made the switch to the education sector where he first worked at a secondary school developing community links and promoting the school, before moving to a well-known university. Working at SSAT since 2016, EJ thrives on the inspiration schools give youngsters and is dedicated to supporting them in their journey.

Amir Akhtar

Amir Akhtar

Relationship Manager

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Amir has previously worked at accountancy and taxation membership institutes in sponsorship and business development roles, building partnership packages and delivering tailored solutions to meet client needs. With a keen interest in the education sector, Amir moved to SSAT to continue building successful relationships working with schools.

Ricky Fernandez

Ricky Fernandez

Relationship Manager

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Ricky had worked in the commercial property development industry before moving to SSAT, attracted by the opportunity to work with schools and improve how we shape the young minds of tomorrow. Ricky is an ardent believer that children of all backgrounds should be given every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Zeynep Koch

Zeynep Koch

Relationship Manager

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Zeynep is a qualified secondary teacher who taught social sciences in London and Essex before joining SSAT in Autumn 2015. She is also a school governor. Zeynep is passionate about improving the life chances of disadvantaged students, and continues to actively support school leaders in overcoming the day-to-day challenges in the current education landscape.

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy

Relationship Manager

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Sarah has worked for SSAT for over ten years supporting member schools through various different roles. Prior to joining the Relationship Management team, she helped shape SSAT’s current membership package. Sarah has extensive knowledge of the network and likes nothing better than making meaningful connections between schools.

Pritesh Mistry

Pritesh Mistry

Relationship Manager (Members and Partners)

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Pritesh has been part of the SSAT Relationship Management team since 2015 supporting SSAT member schools to reach out across the network. He is committed to highlighting how SSAT can help schools to build bridges and increase collaboration. Pritesh also works with SSAT’s partner organisations to bring valuable additional services to SSAT members.

Kirsty Hewett

Kirsty Hewett

School Development Executive

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Kirsty came to SSAT in 2016 to help expand the network by working with schools to identify their needs and how they can collaborate with us. Prior to working at SSAT, she worked in the International Education sector. Kirsty is passionate about education for everyone, everywhere.

Ursula Samson

Ursula Samson

School Development Executive

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Ursula previously worked on sponsorship and product development at a leading women’s healthcare membership institute, focusing on educational events and training courses and building partnerships. She has an extensive and diverse background in the events industry, and joined SSAT to further her work in the education sector and to develop her relationships with school leaders and practitioners.

Jo Corrigan

Joanne Corrigan

Head of Primary Networks

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Previously a professional, committed, experienced and successful Primary headteacher, Jo is now responsible for leading SSAT’s thriving national network of primary schools. Jo has worked in a wide range of schools with differing contexts across two Local Authorities, providing the vision and leadership required to ensure a high quality education for pupils.

Pauline Holbrook

Pauline Holbrook

Head of SEND

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Pauline has worked in the special education sector for over 30 years. She has experience of teaching, leadership, training and undertaking research. Her philosophy is that all students require outstanding teaching that takes into account their needs, abilities and aspirations in order to prepare them for adult life.