Olu says, "We have a music studio and about 20 different clubs running at the school. East London has a real blend of culture, so I wanted to bring that together in music: dohl, tabla, samba drums, pop, gospel, music technology and so on.
"What I absolutely love is the magic of being able to pass on my passion. I adopted music at school and saw the music department as my second home. One music teacher, who did not have much, brought a keyboard to my house one day. I was shocked. He could see my curiosity and that is a gift as a teacher - to see someone who has a curiosity. The rest, as they say, is history."
He believes there are many elements that go into creating a nurturing and inspiring environment for pupils.
The joy and element of authenticity in the classroom is like no other - I can't give it up. I just want to give to my students what my teacher gave to me,"
Olu Sodeinde, UEL teaching graduate and head of music at Little Ilford School, said.
Read about Olu Sodeinde in The Guardian as one of the top 100 inspiring teachers and watch his documentary on Channel 4 #GetIntoTeaching