People column

Katie Gillam

Katie is a Principal at Paddington Academy and is the Accounting Officer for the United Teaching SCITT. Katie has taught at Paddington Academy since it opened in 2006 and has worked to develop the academy into a centre of excellence. The academy prides itself on the high standards it sets for teaching, learning and behaviour. Its focus on high standards with the core values of hard work, integrity and excellence means it been in the top 10 schools for progress consistently in the last seven years. 

Vicki Cleaves

Vicki is Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning at Paddington Academy and is Director of the Central London Teaching School Hub. Vicki will lead on the delivery of all programmes and CPD offered by the TSH. She also leads the United Teaching National SCITT for secondary trainees in the south of England.

Sophie Noke

Sophie is the Deputy Director of the Central London Teaching School Hub. She previously taught at Paddington Academy for 5 years and is the former lead for the History department. She is now the strategic lead for our ITT, ECF and NPQ programmes. She also oversees the Approrpiate Body services.

Seamus Gibbons

Seamus is the Headteacher at Langford Primary and Wilberforce Primary in London. Langford Primary will be leading the primary programmes for the Central London Teaching School Hub. Seamus also leads on curriculum and teaching and learning for United Teaching National SCITT. Prior to being a headteacher, Seamus worked across numerous schools in Westminster and Hillingdon as an advanced skills teacher and Senior Leader. He is also a member of the DfE's Headteacher Reference Group.

Yassamin Sheel

Yassamin leads United Teaching National SCITT across our schools in northern and central England.

Sophie Cotterill

Sophie is the Programme Coordinator and Administrator for the Central London Teaching School Hub. Sophie leads event organisation and engagement for all ECT and NPQ participants. 

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