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...

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...

Siobhan Fehim

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...

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...

Firdusi Uddin

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...

Olivia Sanchez

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...

Fatima Johura

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,...

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...

Joe Lawlor

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.

Asma Rahman

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...

Jake Steers

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...

Gwilym Goulson

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,...

Lee Davey

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...