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Raine's Current Trustees 

As a proud Rainean,  I passed A levels in languages and mathematics.   This led me to study and work in Germany followed by a successful career in international banking in the City of London.


I have been a Trustee for over 15 years and believe every child deserves the best education in order to make a positive difference in a challenging world.


I joined the Trust in March 2011 and I was a Govenor of the school between 2011 and 2014. More recently I became member of the IEB, which oversaw the closure of the school, in October 2019.

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I became a Trustee in February 2018 and around the same time I became a Governor of the School.


Pupil 1964-1972

Member of staff 1972-2017

Governor 1985-1990, 2000- 2013

I joined the trust In January 2016.

Member of the Old Raineian's Association since about 1972 and president for several times and am current president of the Association

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Following two successful headships and three years as a full time Ofsted inspector I became Head of Raine’s Foundation School in September 2006 and retired in December 2013.I have three degrees, one in mathematics and two, at Masters level, in matters relating to educational methodology and leadership. I have been an assessor for the National Professional Qualification for Headship and am a qualified Mediator.

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My name is Rev James Olanipekun. I trained as a teacher of History and Religious studies in Nigeria, before relocating to London in 1988. I became a Minister of religion 1990. I have since then lived and worked in Tower Hamlets.  All my  four children attended Raines up to  the Sixth form, I was at a point the Vice Chair of Governors at Raine’s Foundation School, a Trustee of two other reputable organisations, and a proud long standing trustee of Raine’s School Foundation.


I was a pupil at Raines and went on to study Mathematics at University. I then decided to take up a career in teaching and worked in Raines from 2016-2020. 

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I became a Trustee in 2019 and feel it is a privilege to be part of a charity that has helped so many children. As a Raine’s pupil I gained ‘A’ levels in English Literature, History and Economics. My early career was mainly in banking and accounting, but after taking a break to raise my family I decided to complete a full time degree course. In 1994 I entered the teaching profession and spent the next 20 years gaining experience in class teaching, SEN and Senior Leadership Roles. 

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Previously a governor of Raines Foundation School I joined the Trust in October 2021.

Growing up and still living in East London, I currently work for a local Housing Association as Director of Development leading an ambitious regeneration programme of over 5000 new homes.

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