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...

Lorraine Flanagan

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...

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...

Siobhan Fehim

Assistant 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...

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...