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Our Team

Keith Perera

Keith has been at St Paul’s since 2004 and currently is an Assistant Head at the school. His responsibilities in school include being Director of the Inspire Teaching School Alliance and Senior Lead for the Sussex Maths Hub. Keith is fully committed to teacher training and has been involved in various roles throughout his teaching career - at present he is an Associate Fellow at the University of Sussex.

He is proud of Inspire’s role in growing School Direct working with outstanding teachers, schools and universities. One of his biggest achievements is training someone who turned out to be one of his bosses! You could be next…

Vanessa Milne

The Support Manager for the Inspire Teaching School Alliance, Vanessa coordinates recruitment of all School Direct places and other teaching school events and bookings. This will be her third year at St Paul’s Catholic College.

Vanessa is also responsible for administrating the projects and activities of the Sussex Maths Hub, led jointly by St Paul’s and St Richard’s Catholic College, Bexhill. Vanessa comes to the Alliance from a City – based banking/finance background.

Nicky Sage

Nicky is administrator for the Sussex Maths Hub and the Inspire Teaching School Alliance. She will be working alongside Keith and Vanessa in helping to run and develop the two ventures.

This is Nicky’s third year at the St Paul’s Catholic College. Her previous role within the school was as Attendance Officer and prior to that she had a city-based career in Marketing (with a big career break in between raising three children!).

Nicky is really looking forward to getting stuck in to work in this busy and dynamic department.