About Us


There are two schools within the Waverley Education Foundation trust; Waverley School and Waverley Studio College which are both located within Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Waverley School is an all through school for ages 4 to 19. Waverley Studio College is a school for ages 14 - 19.

Executive Leadership Team

Kamal Hanif OBE - CEO

Kamal Hanif OBE
Chief Executive Officer

KAMAL HANIF is CEO of Waverley Education Foundation having joined Waverley School in September 2005 as Principal. The school was recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in 2010, 2012 and in 2014 under his leadership as Principal.  Waverley School was the first all through school in the City for children aged 4-19 including a Cognition and Learning resource base.  The school moved to its state of the art campus in April 2013 and has won RIBA and Civic Trust awards. As a previous National Leader of Education he has supported a number of schools in improving outcomes for students.

Kamal has carried out work on community cohesion and the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) agenda presenting nationally and internationally and work for iCoCo.  Waverley has had a strong relationship with Stonewall for several years and is a Stonewall School Champion and Training Partner. The school received the Stonewall Gold award in June 2016.

Kamal was asked to join the Kershaw review group into the Trojan Horse issues in Birmingham. He was subsequently asked to be Chair of the Park View Educational Trust by the Department for Education. Kamal is a member of the DfE Due Diligence and Counter Extremism Reference Group. He has led ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders) seminars nationwide on Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation. Kamal is a member of ASCL Council and is also a Trustee for the charity Since 9/11 developing education programmes to tackle extremism.

In June 2012 Kamal was awarded an OBE for Services to Education.

Paul Hyde – Executive Principal

Mr Paul Hyde
Executive Principal

PAUL HYDE began his career as a Science Teacher over 20 years ago in a Birmingham school. Since then he has worked in several surrounding authorities, in a variety of roles. His most recent post was  Headteacher in a school identified as one of the highest performing schools in the country. As such, he knows how to make a difference to young people’s lives in supporting them to achieve amazing outcomes.

Paul has been part of Waverley Education Foundation since September 2019. In this short time, he has gained excellent insight into the schools, the families they serve and the local community. He his confident Waverley School and Waverley Studio College will continue to have a bright and excellent future.

Raymond Lau – Principal (Waverley Studio College)

Mr Raymond Lau
Principal - Waverley Studio College

RAY LAU started at Waverley Studio College in September 2016 and is now the current Principal. He has over 20 years of teaching experience, including 10 years in Senior Leadership, from schools in London. He is passionate about ensuring that young people, have the opportunities and develops the right characteristics to succeed. 

Ray has graduated recently with a Master of Science (Learning and Teaching) from the University of Oxford. He is now completing a Doctorate at the University of Buckingham in Sports Coaching and Leadership.


Ann Lloyd – Head of School (Waverley Secondary School)

Ann Lloyd
Head of School - Waverley Secondary School

ANN LLOYD was born in Birmingham and raised in Handsworth, in a working class family. She was fortunate to learn from her upbringing that aiming high, hard work and determination enables you to achieve your goals, no matter how humble your start in life is. Her motivation to teach started from a very early age. She was fortunate enough to be taught by teachers who had a positive influence on her and their enthusiasm, their steadfast tenacity not to give up on any child and their encouragement has resonated with her in every school role she has held. Without the support of her teachers she would never have been the first person in her family to attend university.

Ann gained her dual honours degree and then her post graduate secondary teaching qualification from Sheffield University. The draw of the Midlands pulled her back and she started her first teaching post in a large secondary school in Walsall, where she worked for eleven years culminating in an opportunity to take on an Assistant Principal role. She moved to Waverley School as Assistant Principal in 2010 and has had the opportunity to carry out a wide range of roles including The Humanities Specialist Lead, Head of Inclusion and Vice Principal. She became Head of School for the secondary phase in October 2019. 

Ann has a simple and uncomplicated view of what makes an exceptional school for exceptional students - a very clear focus on delivering high academic standards for all students whilst moulding them to be not only articulate, resilient, curious and confident but also kind and caring. She firmly believes in our school ethos of Learning through Diversity and our underpinning values of Humanity, Equality, Aspiration, and respect. 

Satnam Dosanjh – Head of School (Waverley Primary School)

Satnam Dosanjh

Head of School - Waverley Primary School

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Jacqueline Kler – Director of Safeguarding

Jacqueline Kler
Director of Safeguarding

JACQUELINE KLER started her Waverley journey in September 2000 as a PE teacher wherein she has educated young people on healthy living and physical wellbeing. Having had an on-going interest and passion in social and emotional wellbeing and being able to positively impact young people’s lives, she has had the opportunity to be part of the schools’ Pastoral Team in a variety of capacities and roles. She has worked to develop and implement the school support systems and professional development to ensure that teachers and pupils have appropriate support throughout their journey within the Waverley Education Foundation. She joined the Senior Leadership Team seven years ago, and has welcomed fresh challenges to enhance the learning and development of pupils.

Jacqueline is passionate about ensuring that the welfare of all of our pupils and community is protected, and that disadvantage and vulnerability does not prevent a child from growing, developing, flourishing and succeeding.

With her background in sport, she is also keen to ensure that the physical and mental wellbeing of everyone within the Trust family is also kept healthy.  She works closely with colleagues across the Trust to ensure that effective support systems are in place for pupils, their families, and staff, as well as ensuring that all of the Trust family have access to key services to equip them with tools and skills to promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Jacqueline continues to support all others within our Trust family to have a healthy and happy journey, where all can achieve their full potential.