Founded in 1994
Axis Educational Trust is a registered charity which aims to provide high quality, coordinated affordable supplementary education to primary and secondary school pupils in the UK. By improving pupils’ literacy and numeracy levels at an early age, we want to strengthen overall academic ability, broaden life-time opportunities, and encourage social cohesion.
Axis Educational Trust is also committed to developing dynamic and productive new ideas about the future of education through frequent seminars, panel discussions, and workshops. To find out more information about what we do, please visit the Our Work page of this website.
Set up by parents and teachers
Axis Educational Trust was set up by parents and teachers inspired by Fethullah Gülen’s teachings that emphasise the importance of providing comprehensive and inclusive education for all children to help them achieve their full potential and take part in society. As an educator, Fethullah Gülen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education by Leeds Metropolitan University in 2010. For furtherinformation, please click here.
Member of NRCSE and EduKit
Axis Educational Trust is an active member of The National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRCSE), which is a national strategic and support organisation for community-led supplementary schools and the wider supplementary education sector across England. We have been awarded Special Distinction by NRCSE in 2016.
Axis Educational Trust is also a member of EduKit which is a one-stop- shop connecting teachers to thousands of development programmes across London; and VOICES (Voluntary Organisations to Inspire, Connect, Empower and Serve).
Partners with schools and charities
Axis Educational Trust always seek ways to form partnerships with mainstream schools, supplementary school forums of the councils, community centres and other relevant educational organisations in the UK. At this context, Axis Educational Trust signed agreements with Into University, Together North London, London Borough of Haringey, Enfield and Barnet Councils as well as other charities in our region.
Dr Can Onal
Dr Mehmet Can Onal is a medical doctor and a philanthropist businessman as well as being a parent who seeks to promote the welfare of the children and their families within the community. He is among the very first founders of Axis Educational Trust.
Dr Selvinaz Sezgin
Dr Selvinaz Sezgin is the Head of Maths department at an independent School in London. She has been a board member since the early years of Axis Educational Trust. Being a mother of two and a part-time house wife she is very supportive and knowledgeable about the needs of children, parents and the teachers in our community.
Mr Seljuk Koch
Mr Seljuk Koch is a sales manager at a London based company. He has a broad experience in insurance policies, purchasing goods and business management. He is the newest member of our board of Trustees as well as being the Trust’s nominated representative to Ofsted.
Our Advisory Committee:
Angela Bell works as a trainer and senior mentor for the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education. She teaches nationally accredited training courses for supplementary school teachers and managers. She acts as mentor to supplementary schools aiming for all levels of the Quality Framework for Supplementary Schools, from Bronze, through Silver and Gold, to Special Distinction. Previously, as Education Director for Westway Trust she worked closely with supplementary schools, running training programmes, classes and events for children, young people and parents; raising funds; and helping to make links between supplementary and mainstream schools. Before working with supplementary schools, she was a Deputy Head Teacher in London comprehensive schools.
Merium Bhuiyan founded CakeFace Makeup - a personalised lifestyle and beauty service operating across the UK and Middle East - in London in 2012 after training at the London College of Fashion.
Merium is also a trustee of Holloway Educational and Cultural Centre. She is known for her interest in promoting diversity and empowering others through her private teaching of English and Maths. She also continues to do this through her role as a Board Member of the Axis Supplementary Schools Committee. Merium spends her free time in consulting roles for several charities in order to give back to the community.
Keeley Stamp is a Primary School teacher and a teacher mentor and supervisor at Axis Tuition Centres. She studied Applied Social Science at the University of Humberside and then completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of The West of England. Keeley has good expertise in curriculum development, lesson planning, classroom management and educational leadership.
Suzie Yassin is a Supplementary Schools specialist working to support schools across London. She has over 15 years' experience working within Education and has worked in Pearson and Edexcel International previously, developing courses and assessment material. Suzie has experience setting up and managing a Gold supplementary school and is passionate about her charitable and community work. As a parent advisor to Axis Educational Trust she hopes to represent the views of parents.
Shamiso Lewis is the Supplementary Schools Project Manager of Into University. She studied International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. Shamiso previously worked as a Schools Co-ordinator and has also worked as a Community Mentor.