Our Staff

Gillian Kemp

Trust Leader

Gillian is responsible for assuring and safeguarding the standards of education across the Trust. Gillian was the Headteacher of Cyril Jackson Primary School (2004 – 2019) and she was also Interim Executive Headteacher of Ben Jonson Primary School (2013-15) steering the school through a...

Richard Dearing

Director of Finance and Estates

Richard trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloittes), who are one of the Big Four accountancy firms in 1992. After leaving Touche Ross, Richard worked in a number of accountancy practices, ranging in size from sole practitioners to medium sized practices, gaining...

Louise Howard

Director of HR

Louise is responsible for developing all aspects of the HR function, including the development and implementation of effective HR systems and processes and an innovative workforce strategy which has employee well-being and work life balance at its core. Louise has over 25 years experience working...

Darren Kulesza-Smith

Director of Data and Compliance

Darren began his career at Robert Clack School teaching all three sciences in 2005, specialising in physics. He completed his training through the GTP programme and has worked throughout his teaching career in comprehensive and inclusive schools for 11-19 year olds located in areas of East London...

Phil Akerman

Executive Headteacher, St Paul's Way Trust School

Phil began his teaching career as chemistry specialist 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...

Raza Ali

Associate Headteacher, St Paul's Way Trust School

Raza began his career in education in 2009 where he joined the Teach First programme London region; initially teaching Maths and Economics (and later becoming Head of Year 11) at Westminster Academy. Within one academic year, the pass rate had more than doubled leading the school from...

Clare Lynam

Headteacher, St Paul's Way Foundation School

Specialisms Primary Teaching and Learning Early Years Foundation Stage (including childcare provision for 0 to 5) HR investigations Leadership support Clare is a Specialist Leader in Education and is currently Headteacher of St Paul’s Way Foundation School (2016-present), leading the school...

Caroline Longhurst

Headteacher, Royal Greenwhich Trust School

Miss Longhurst joined the Royal Greenwich Trust School in September 2019. Miss Longhurst has extensive leadership experience acquired through various roles within the secondary sector including Education Consultant, Principal/Headteacher, Co-principal, Associate Principal, Deputy Headteacher and...