Meet the team
Victoria has been working in education for 15 years. She has specialised in teaching pupils with SEND for 9 years. At Success Club, Victoria works closely with pupils to help them focus on creating a positive change in their thinking and actions. Her passion is for taking hold of the strengths and positive aspects of pupils that do not believe they can succeed.
“I understand the hardships and the barriers that can have negative impacts on a child’s education journey. Success Club gives young people the chance to express themselves and recognise their potential. I am a calm and positive person by nature; I advocate self-reflection, self-awareness and self-management and the transformative power these practices can have.”
Mr Marlon Edwards is a qualified teacher, mentor, designer and producer from North London with over 20 years experience. He has worked in formal education to leadership status, leading teams and students to ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted) English results.
Apart from formal education Marlon has worked extensively with Local councils like Southwark, Haringey, Brent, Tower Hamlets and Enfield (to name a few), providing alternative provisions for children, young adults and senior groups using poetry, music production, song writing and design media.
Part of Marlon’s unique ability to engage various cohorts is his relentless patience, humility and empathy around learning difficulties, social emotional needs as well a spirit of fun creativity. His rich experience includes working with Adidas on a recent campaign for the re-release of ‘The Superstars’, Radio 1xtra, Abbey Roads Studio, Sony Music and Proud Camden events.
Joe is the newest member of our facilitators. He has over 20 years experience of working with children and young people in a multitude of different roles and he is in fact an FA qualified referee.
Joe says, “There’s a reward when working with young people. Promoting their health and wellbeing is my motivation for teaching”.
Monitoring and Evaluation
CEO and Founder
Tony believes his experience in these different and diverse roles has been invaluable and taught him that no matter what the setting or circumstance every young person has a story to tell and all we as adults have to do is learn to listen.
He is a qualified Paws b Mindfulness in schools’ practitioner and also a Mindfulness Now teacher for adults.
Tony says: ‘Being the CEO of Success Club is a career defining realisation! We have a great opportunity to listen and a platform in which to coach and support young people to be the best they can be thus make a positive impact in their lives.’
Rob has been an invaluable supporter of Success Club and instrumental in it’s setting up as a charity and we are honoured to have him as our Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Marva Rollins OBE
Board Advisor &
Ken is a management consultant, entrepreneur and corporate director with over 30 years business experience. After beginning his career at global consultants Accenture, he has delivered across a breadth of industries from start-ups to regulators (Bank of England) regulated industries and charities (Cancer Research UK).
He is currently CIO for Life Champions Connect; a digital wealth management business based in London.
Prior to becoming a Trustee on the board, Ken was a passionate supporter working with Success Club advising the CEO on developing a number of strategic and operational initiatives.
“All children can succeed; their success benefits us all.
Elisabet Coffi Smith
An Afro-Catalan Primary School Senior Teacher, Elisabet has worked in a range of educational settings in Haringey and Enfield. She is a strong advocate for children and families living and studying in some of the most disadvantaged areas. She currently leads the whole school curriculum which gives her the opportunity to develop the national curriculum and enrichment activities which enable children to strengthen their resolve to use education as the tool to success and to have pride in their heritages.
Since arriving from Spain 21 years ago she has committed much of her time to volunteering with the local community, supporting families in London Boroughs of Haringey and Enfield.
With a Master’s degree in Special Needs and Inclusive Education, she has as a passion for inclusion, equality and diversity in the classroom, and the wider community.
A staunch supporter of Success Club, she has been able to observe the positivity of mindfulness on the attainment and emotional wellbeing of the children in her year group. She has been trained by the CEO to deliver sessions and formally assess the positive impact, collating quantitative and qualitative evidence. Elizabeth is fully committed to the principles of the charity.
“I believe every single child can achieve and succeed in life, we just need to develop their ethical and emotional intelligence as much as their intellectual
David has over 35 years of experience delivering RBSG projects has included representation at Payments Industry forums, Payments GDPR delivery, Cash Centre Systems replacement and Asset Protection and Divestment Programme(s) delivery. Now retired from RBSG, “I am proud to support the Success Club in a role, which allows me to give a little back to this wonderful Charity that is aimed at empowering our youth.”
Sachelle Samuda has over 20 years’ experience working at a large multi-cultural inner-city school as an Extended Schools Project Manager and cover supervisor. Sachelle has a wealth of experience in working in the community and organising innovative enrichment activities for children and their families in the local and wider community.
I pride myself on quality first-class teaching and always set high expectations, motivate and build aspirations for all the people I come in contact with, and always encourage them to reach their full potential.
Mustafa has volunteered for Success Club, supporting our holiday programmes and running debating sessions. He is also the facilitator for our Youth Voice Forum. Mustafa is the elected Youth Mayor for Enfield Borough.
“I think the true value Success Club offers is not just in the activities they provide but the lessons that children learn from the mentors and the opportunities they are given. This is key to a child’s growth and their outlook not just on school but on life as well.”