Our Team

Established since 1997, Team Teach develops and delivers accredited, award-winning training in positive strategies for managing behaviour. Our team is dedicated to advancing awareness and understanding of the power of positive behavioural strategies to transform outcomes for children and adults, and foster positive relationships.

The foundation of Team Teach is our network of trainers led by our Principals, who have extensive knowledge and experience of delivering positive behaviour management training across a variety of sectors. They are supported by a large team of Senior, Assist and Employer trainers across the UK and Internationally.

Our Management Team and Key Points of Contact

  • Jonathan Newport

    Managing Director (Learning & Development)

    Jonathan is an educator with over 25 years’ experience. His work in SEND schools has been commended by the DfE. He’s a highly-respected speaker and trainer who is recognised internationally for his work on developing and supporting positive behaviour, ethos and culture.

  • George Matthews

    Founder & Chairman Emeritus

    George was a teacher with 20 years’ experience in mainstream and special educational needs schools when he founded Team Teach. Following being awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1996 – where George visited the USA to observe and return with best practice on how adults safely manage children’s anger and aggression – he’s worked to promote positive behavioural strategies both in and beyond the education sector, in the UK and internationally.

  • Azam Mohammed

    Group CEO

    Azam is a highly experienced and innovative CEO with an extensive and successful track record in the education sector. He has worked in supporting education services for almost 20 years, building successful education recruitment and training businesses. In addition to Team Teach, he runs two of the most established, well known and well-respected education recruitment consultancies in the UK.

  • Hetal Panchal

    Group CFO

    A highly commercial and energetic CFO with ability to engage with staff at all levels, Hetal is a Chartered Global Management Accountant with over 17 years’ experience in the finance function. His previous roles encompass large, listed companies and PE-backed fast-growing consultancies.

  • Patrick Brown

    Group Finance Manager

    Patrick is a fully qualified accountant with CPA Australia, where he studied Ethics & Governance, Advanced Taxation, Strategic Management Accounting, Financial Reporting, Contemporary Business Issues, and Global Strategy & Leadership.

  • Stephanie Bellett

    Regional Business Manager

    Stephanie has over 11 years’ experience in SEND education recruitment and, prior to joining Team Teach as Business Manager, was head of SEND recruitment at TimePlan Education, providing trained staff to schools, colleges, PRUs and residential provisions throughout the UK.

  • Jill Morley

    Operations Director

    Highly-experienced in Operations, Jill joined Team Teach in 2018 from a fast-growing project and programme management company, having previously worked for a firm of financial, actuarial and business consultants. Prior to this, Jill spent over six years working in the commercial aviation industry.

  • Michaela Robinson

    Operations Manager

    Prior to joining Team Teach, Michaela worked as a Financial Assistant at Empowering Learning, building on experience gained across the recruitment, engineering, consumer brands and security industries.

Get in touch with our team to find out more about our transformative training courses