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.
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 Masters in Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education (IOE) and gained significant pastoral and curriculum experience resulting in transformational outcomes for both schools. For the past 5 years, Raza has taken on senior leadership roles both inside of school and as an external consultant where he has helped local schools improve their operational systems and procedures. This culminated in Raza being the Headteacher of Leytonstone School between 2018-2019 and now Associate Headteacher of St.Pauls Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets. Raza holds the National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH).
Raza passionately believes in transforming the lives of inner city children in London having faced similar challenges in his own education. For this reason, Raza is a Teach First Ambassador where has helped set up the Teach first Senior Leaders network and more recently was involved in a huge fundraising campaign where he helped raise over £300,00 in a single evening.
Interim Executive Headteacher - Foundation School
Lorraine has joined the team as an Executive Headteacher during the maternity leave of the Primary Phase Headteacher, Clare Lynam. She has worked in Tower Hamlets for 16 years as an Advanced Skills Teacher, Senior Leader and Headteacher. Prior to teaching in Tower Hamlets, she taught in Newham and Enfield.
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. 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 currently a member of Tower Hamlets Early Years Moderation Team.
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.
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 the curriculum and progress to become a Head of School. Siobhan now leads on Inclusion at St Pauls Way Foundation School.?
Deputy Headteacher - Pastoral and Inclusion
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 is 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.
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.