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Meet the team


Kirstie Fulthorpe

Chief Executive Officer

Kirstie joined Whitefield Academy Trust in 2020 and is in charge of its overall running.

Anne Drury

Head of the R&D Centre

Anne joined Whitefield in 2001. She heads the Research & Professional Development Centre, and also Whitefield's outreach operation which supports mainstream schools in surrounding boroughs.

Janet  Wingate-Whyte

Project SEARCH Manager

Janet joined the Trust in 2007 and today heads our supported internship programme,  Project SEARCH which is run in partnership with Barts Health NHS Trust. She is based at Whipps Cross Hospital. 

Laura Pease

Principal, Whitefield Schools

Laura first joined Whitefield as a teacher in 1982 and became Principal in 2016

Suzanne Clarke

Interim Head Of Finance 

Suzanne joined Whitefield in February 2021 and looks after the Academy Trust’s financial affairs.


Peter Burkwood

Senior Site Services Officer

Peter joined Whitefield Academy Trust in 2011 he heads the site services team that keeps the school sites safe, secure and in tip-top condition. 

Chadia Filali-Moutei

Head teacher, Joseph Clarke School

Chadia joined Whitefield Academy Trust in 2005  and became Head Teacher in 2019

Patsy Hunter

Head of Human Resources

Patsy joined Whitefield Academy Trust in 2016 she is in charge of staffing and recruitment