The Executive Board has corporate responsibility for the overall implementation of strategies and policies approved by the Board of Trustees. It includes representation from all three MAT schools to ensure every school has a voice and each school’s individual ethos is maintained.
Sarah Karkeek – CEO
Sarah has been in education all her working life, firstly as a secondary teacher and secondary school leader and then as the founding director of a childcare chain and currently CEO of a MAT. She is a National Leader of Governance. She believes that providing a good, rounded education is the key to a successful future for every young person, both personally and in their work choice.
Areas of Expertise: Finance, Staffing, Quality Assurance and Community Involvement along with safeguarding and strategic planning.
Deborah Pullen – Director of Shared Services
Deborah Pullen is the Director of Shared Services at Falmouth MAT. This involves managing all operational aspects across the MAT and providing strategic direction to all member schools. Deborah joined Falmouth School in 2013 as Director of Finance and prior to this, spent nine years in private practice after qualifying as a charted accountant in 2004. Outside of work, Deborah enjoys spending time on the water with her family.
Mike Hickman – Director of Teaching and Learning
Michael Hickman is the Director of Teaching and Learning of Falmouth MAT and a Deputy Headteacher at Falmouth School. This work is focused on enabling young people across the MAT to fully engage in their learning and achieve the best possible outcomes: supporting consistently good teaching and learning, and the strategic development of the organisation. A Masters in both Education and Science followed a degree in Marine Biology. Michael taught in schools across Devon and Cornwall before joining Falmouth School in 2014. Out of school he enjoys the outdoors; walking his dog, surfing and open water swimming.
Alex George – Deputy Headteacher (Falmouth School)
Alex George is one of the Deputy Headteachers at Falmouth School, leading on Operations. A teacher for 25 years, Alex began teaching after working in the finance sector in London. Alex has experience of working in five secondary schools in the South West, teaching chemistry and leading science departments before moving into senior leadership. Appreciating the Cornish fresh air with family and making music are how Alex enjoys any spare moments.
Hannah Stevens – Headteacher (St Francis School)
Hannah Stevens is the Headteacher of St Francis C of E primary school, and works in partnership with all schools within the Falmouth MAT to ensure that St Francis continues to provide the highest standard of education for its pupils. Falmouth is home for Hannah and is where she grew up and attended school. After graduating University to become a teacher, Hannah moved to Tavistock in Devon and spent 8 years teaching there. After getting married and having 2 children, Hannah moved back home to Falmouth, and when the sun is shining she enjoys exploring all the beautiful beaches that Cornwall has to offer.
Rachel Marsh – Deputy Headteacher (St Francis School)
Rachel Marsh is the Deputy Headteacher at St Francis C of E Primary School. In the additional roles of SENCo, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Trauma Informed Schools Practioner, she takes the leading role on children’s welfare and inclusion throughout the school. Since graduating, Rachel has taught in several local primary schools, with her heart always being in Cornwall. As well as having a bustling family life, Rachel is a keen sportswoman and can be found dashing about the netball court during the winter months and rowing surfboats on the north coast when the sun comes out in summer.
Lee Moscato – Headteacher (King Charles School)
Lee Moscato is the Headteacher of King Charles C of E Primary School and has worked at King Charles for eight years. He joined the school as a Year 4 teacher and progressed to Assistant Head then to Head of School before becoming Headteacher in 2017. Before joining King Charles he taught at a school in Redruth for five years where he worked whilst training to become a teacher through MarJon in Plymouth. Local to Cornwall, despite a name with proud Italian heritage, he attended Redruth School before studying for A-levels and then training to become a teacher. When not at school he enjoys walking his dog and spending time with family and friends - ideally somewhere in the sunshine!
For further Information regarding Falmouth MAT, please contact the MAT Officer, Claire Collins – firstname.lastname@example.org