Our People

Both students and staff often describe City Gateway College as a family. We are fortunate in having a diverse range of people who contribute to the work of the college and the success of the students.

Martin Nirsimloo, Principal

Martin has extensive educational sector experience having been a Deputy Headteacher in two large ‘All-Through’ academies and a prestigious independent school. Prior to entering senior leadership Martin was a Director of Learning and Head of Sixth Form. A Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and board member on several educational networks Martin is passionate about developing the next generation of ‘enterprising citizens’ at City Gateway College across our Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney campuses.

Martin works closely with the Senior Leadership Team who are each responsible for a particular area.


Governors

City Gateway College is governed by a committed body of governors who bring a variety of skills and expertise relevant to the school's needs, including finance, education, law and public policy. The Governers meet at least once a quarter to ensure that the overall direction of the school is in line with City Gateway College's vision and objectives.

Governance Structure

We currently have a vacancy for  a parent governor. To find out more about this rewarding opportunity, please click here.


Partners

We also work with many partners who provide specialist services or unique learning experiences for our students and appreciate their valuable contribution to the learning and personal growth of our students.

Meet our Partners.


Patrons

As an enterprise specialist college our students are offered many opportunities to engage with the real world, including industry visits and speakers. Three entrepreneurs with inspiring life stories who share our passion for young people have each agreed to adopt one of our college houses: Ambition, Tenacity and Zest.

Meet our Patrons.

Accreditors:

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