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 at Robert Clack School in 2003. He was promoted to Head of Science in 2005 and through a strong focus on staff development, creative teaching methods and quality enrichment, the science department excelled and quickly gained a reputation for innovation.
After working as Assistant Headteacher at Robert Clack (6th Form) and as science consultant for the Specialist School’s Network in London, Kent and Birmingham, Phil became Deputy Headteacher at St Paul’s Way Trust in 2012. He led teaching and learning, from 'Requires Improvement' to Outstanding (Ofsted 2013) and also headed up a range of other innovative projects before taking charge of the school’s work as a National Teaching School.
In 2016 Phil became Acting Headteacher and led the school to achieve strong outcomes at both GCSE and A level. In May 2018 Phil was appointed Executive Headteacher of St Paul’s Way Trust School.
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 Forest, having joined the school as a middle leader (2009-2016). Here, she was part of the Executive Leadership Team which took one of the schools from a ‘Satisfactory’ grading to ‘Outstanding’ and the other school from being in special measures to ‘Good’. This role also involved overseeing two private nurseries, attached to the schools.
Clare previously worked as a teacher and middle leader in other London Primary Schools, having studied Geography at the University of Sheffield and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Oxford Brookes University. She has overseen a range of work supporting leaders and teachers in schools in Waltham Forest, Haringey and Bexley, including preparation for Ofsted inspections and supporting schools is special measures. Clare is a Specialist Leader of Education through St Mary's Teaching School Alliance.
Deputy Headteacher - Foundation School
After graduating from Keele University, Siobhan completed the Graduate Teacher Programme where she worked in two inner London Primary Schools before going on to teach in Hackney for 14 years. Within that time, Siobhan has taught across the primary phase, led on core areas of the curriculum, was a specialist teacher in education for early reading and has 8 years of senior leadership experience. Siobhan joined St Paul's Way Foundation School in September 2019 as an Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion. Siobhan is now the Interim Head of School supporting the Interim Executive Headteacher Lorraine Flanagan and leads on Inclusion and Pastoral Care.
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 KS1. Alice is Assistant Headteacher responsible for the EYFS and Year 1.
Associate 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 and learning through the School of Education. Firdusi has also held the post of Senior Deputy Headteacher responsible for Pastoral and Inclusion.
Deputy Headteacher - Quality 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 Lead Practitioner. Olivia now leads on whole school teaching and learning in the School of Education as a Director Headteacher.
Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education, Sixth Form and Co-Curriculum
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. From there she became Head of Faculty, then joined the Senior Leadership team of the school as Director of Learning, responsible for Key Stage 3. Recently she was promoted to Deputy Headteacher of Quality of Education and oversight of the Sixth Form.
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 Spanish, particularly through immerser learning experiences. John is the school’s Director of Learning for Additional Educational Needs (AEN) as well as Educational Visits Coordinator.
Director of Learning - Pastoral
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 Director of Learning, responsible for whole school pupil premium provision.
Senior Research and Development Leader
Asma Rahman graduated from Queen Mary University of London and studied Chemistry. Asma completed her Teacher training at the Institute of Education, London. She came into teaching in 2003 for the love of the subject and has never looked back. As the school’s Senior Research and Development Leader she is currently leading on the School’s Science Summer School as well as other enrichment projects.
Director of Learning - Teaching and Learning
Jake Steers graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Biological Sciences. Jake has spent time in biological research gaining a Masters in Research in Marine Biology. Following his PGCE at Kings College London, Jake completed his NQT year at SPWT and has progressed to being a Lead Practitioner. A keen interest in cognitive science and responsive teaching drives his leadership of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment as Director of Learning for Teaching and Learning.
Director of Learning - KS4
Gwilym Goulson graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in History. He joined St Paul's Way Trust School as a Learning Support Assistant and later went on to complete his teacher training. Gwilym acted as a Year Team Leader for four years and is now a Director of Learning, responsible for Key Stage 4.
Director of Learning - KS3
Lee Davey graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a degree in Theatre and completed his teacher training with the London Arts Consortium. He has worked in London schools as a Head of Drama, Head of Year and Assistant Headteacher. He now sits on the senior leadership team as Director of Learning for Key Stage 3.