Leadership Team

Phil Akerman

Executive Headteacher of St Paul’s Way Foundation & Trust School

After studying Chemistry at the University of Liverpool and the University of Freiburg (Germany) Phil graduated in 2001. After a year working as a Project Manager for a charity in Tottenham Phil trained on the 'Fast-Track' teaching programme and started his teaching career at Robert Clack...

Raza Ali

Associate Headteacher - Trust School

Raza has a degree in Economics from University College London (UCL) and started his career in education in 2009 where he joined the Teach First programme London region; teaching Maths and Economics at Westminster Academy and then later at Hammersmith Academy. During this time, Raza completed his...

Clare Lynam

Headteacher - Foundation School

Clare is a Specialist Leader in Education and is currently Headteacher of St Paul’s Way Foundation School (2016-present), leading the school in its first years of being open and through a major building project. Prior to this, Clare was Associate Head in a federation of two schools in Waltham...

Alice Greenwood

Assistant Headteacher - Foundation School

Alice Greenwood graduated from the University of the West of England. She completed her Post Graduate Certificate, with a specialism in maths, at Middlesex University. Alice lead the Maths and Science curriculum across her previous school and has extensive knowledge and experience of the EYFS and...

Siobhan Fehim

Assistant Headteacher - Foundation School

Siobhan Fehim graduated from Keele University with a degree in History. After graduating she completed the Graduate Teacher Programme and has taught in schools across Hackney for 14 years. Within that time, Siobhan went on to teach across all year groups in the primary phase, lead on core areas of...

Firdusi Uddin

Deputy Headteacher - Trust School

Firdusi Uddin graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Psychology and philosophy. She has a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Firdusi is an RE specialist by training and has been a Head of Faculty and led on the quality of teaching...

Olivia Sanchez

Director of Learning - School of Education

Olivia Sanchez graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Classics. In 2016, she also attained her MSc in Learning and Teaching from Oxford University. Olivia has worked at St Paul’s Way Trust School since qualifying as a teacher and has progressed through the school as a...

Mia Lloyd

Director of Learning - School of Education

John Bradley

Director of Learning - Additional Educational Needs

John Bradley graduated from Wolverhampton Polytechnic and studied Modern Foreign Languages. John offers a wide breadth of experience teaching in schools in urban contexts. John is a certified specialist Leader in Education and has a real passion for supporting students of all backgrounds access...

Charlotte Haycraft

Director of Learning KS5

Charlotte Haycraft graduated from Warwick University with a degree in History. After graduating she completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme and taught in a school in Hayes. Since then, Charlotte went on to become a Head of Year and is now the Director of Learning for the Sixth...

Marc Cologne

Director of Learning KS4

Marc Cologne graduated from Durham University with a degree in Geography. He offers a wealth of experience in curriculum leadership as a previous head of Humanities. Marc graduated from the Teaching Leaders programme and has led on several whole school initiatives including the school’s...

Fatima Johura

Director of Learning KS3

Fatima Johura graduated from Queen Mary University and completed her teacher training at the UCL Institute of Education. Fatima has progressed through the ranks at St Paul’s Way Trust School, having joined the organisation as a newly qualified teacher. She has been a head of year, a...

Joseph Lawlor

Deputy Director of Learning

Joe Lawlor graduated from Goldsmiths University with a degree in History. He has worked as a Head of Year at Bridge Academy and is now Deputy Director of Learning, responsible for whole school pupil premium provision and Year 9.