Meet the Team

Amanda Griffiths
Director of Rural Schools Alliance


Cathy Fancett
Rural Schools Alliance Lead Tutor

Cathy has been teaching for 24 years and has been teaching in Hampshire since 2002. She is the Assistant Head of Maths at Swanmore College, as well as the Professional mentor to trainee teachers. She has been working with trainees for the last 10 years and has close links with Southampton, Chichester and Winchester Universities, LEARN Alliance and now the Rural Schools Alliance. Her role within the Rural Schools Alliance involves working closely with the trainees to monitor their progress as well as providing the trainees with the professional development training that they require.


Michelle Smith
Rural Schools Alliance Administrator

Michelle joined Swanmore College in June 2017 bringing with her over 20 years of administrative experience ranging from large corporate companies to national charities. Michelle deals with all administrative aspects of the Rural Schools Alliance ranging from the application process through to looking after our students once they start on their course with us.