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Pamoja consists of 175 teachers around the world and 50 employees based in our Oxford office. Connect with us on LinkedIn.

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Sophie Birkin

Sophie Birkin

School Services Coordinator

Sophie started her career in customer liaison in the media industry after completing a BA in Film and TV. Her experience greatly benefits our School Services Team where she supports schools, students and teachers daily. Sophie particularly enjoys monitoring student engagement and attendance to contribute to every Pamoja Taught student reaching their full potential in their online studies.

Rebecca Cousins

Rebecca Cousins

Talent Manager

Rebecca joined the HR team in May 2017, bringing with her a vast amount of talent acquisition experience within technology-based companies. She is a bilingual, committed, enthusiastic and results-driven individual with a successful background in full cycle recruitment and project leadership.

Carine Gashugi

Carine Gashugi

School Services and Admissions Coordinator

Carine joined the School Services team in 2015 as an intern, whilst studying BA (Hons) in Economics, Politics and International Relations at Oxford Brookes University. Now a permanent member, she specialises in the operation of transfers and Extended Essay enrolments. Carine is bilingual in English and Kinyarwanda and is passionate about development studies and shared access to quality education.

Darren Hughes

Darren Hughes

Director of Product

Darren is an expert in education technology and product development. Before joining Pamoja, he worked at the International Baccalaureate Organization for eight years, focusing on examinations, assessment administration and quality assurance. Darren pioneered the development and deployment of IB Diploma assessment-centred e-learning.

John Ingram

John Ingram

CEO

John has a wealth of experience in business scale-up and change within digital and technology-enabled markets. He was most recently the Managing Director at RM Results, offering software, services and data analytics for the global education market. John’s interests lie in tech-enabled opportunities for learners and educators.

Philippa Needham

Philippa Needham

School Services Team Manager

Pip enjoys developing and motivating team members to maximise their potential. Her significant experience at RM Education shows proven record of consistently meeting and exceeding team performance targets to achieve optimum productivity. Pip is passionate about customer service and improving customer satisfaction.

Perry Perrott

Perry Perrott

Global Vice Principal

Perry’s 18-year career has seen him collate a wealth of experience across multiple industries, whilst always maintaining a primary focus on innovation within education and business. His interests stem from an in depth understanding of current and emerging issues within the global education market, and have led to extensive personal and professional development.

Hannah Senel-Walp

Hannah Senel-Walp

Global Vice Principal

Hannah has served as a curriculum leader in UK schools as well as the British International School of Houston. She has demonstrated success in raising student attainment standards and developing teacher support structures for the delivery of A-Levels, GCSE and the IB Diploma Programme.

Mitra Soheili

Mitra Soheili

School Services Coordinator

Mitra completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2013, graduating from Canterbury Christ Church University. Mitra works closely with newly enrolled School Taught schools, and offers bespoke support and guidance to all users. She is passionate about ensuring that all students and teachers are fully assisted throughout their journey with Pamoja.

Man Hong Tang

Man Hong Tang

Technical and Quality Assurance Engineer

Mannie joined Pamoja’s technical team in 2015 after completing his BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Business Management at Oxford Brookes University. His range of interests spans various topics including music and languages. Mannie is trilingual in Chinese, German and English, and is currently learning Japanese.

Amy Wright

Amy Wright

Admissions Operations Officer

After working at Macmillan Education for seven years, Amy joined Pamoja in 2014. At Pamoja, Amy looks after all admissions operations for new schools and students, including transfers and scholarships. She is a highly organised individual whose focus is on improving the admissions process in order to deliver an efficient and smooth start for everyone joining Pamoja.

Not only am I the only woman in my team, but I am considerably younger than my fellow senior Academics. To me, this demonstrates that my skillset is recognised and my experiences are valued for their worth, not simply how long I had been in a previous role.

Hannah – Global Vice Principal

The team ethic I have experienced here is second to none and it has given me a great sense of belonging. To be considered integral to such a supportive and creative bunch of people makes my working life a very enjoyable experience.

Mark – UX/UI Lead

As a Pamoja teacher I have worked in many locations: at home, in hotels, in airplanes, on beaches and even on my grandmother’s ancient PC in Belarus. My favourite one was being on a hotel balcony overlooking Cusco, Peru. I was going to Machu Picchu the next day and I was thinking to myself: I am living the life!

Polina – Pamoja teacher, Economics

During my time with Pamoja, I have been very privileged to work alongside some amazing and highly motivated people across all departments, which has broadened my knowledge and skills set I had developed at university.

Libby – Pamoja Intern Programme, BA Business Management Undergraduate at Oxford Brookes University

I’d been looking forward to working in the dev team as it allows me to develop skills that are easily transferable to my Computer Science degree at Oxford Brookes when I go back to uni in September 2018.

James – Intern

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