Paul has worked for a number of local authorities over a period of twenty years, overseeing a range of education support services including careers guidance, behaviour support/alternative provision, education welfare, hospital/medical schools, school improvement, governor support, education psychology, SEN, school catering, school admissions and pupil place planning. Prior to this, Paul initially trained to be a Careers Adviser and subsequently worked as a student services manager within the FE sector.
Paul led the ‘Inspiring Communities Project’ for NE Lincs Council and his project management of the ‘Widening Educational Opportunities Programme’ for North Lincs Council led to zero permanent exclusions in the Authority for 4 years.
Following two years at Leicester as Director for Learning and Inclusion, Paul stepped into the world of education consultancy. After supporting the virtual school in Bury he supported the Government of Jersey with the establishment of a new virtual school system to champion the education progress of children within the care system. He is currently supporting Calderdale LA as Interim Assistant Director for Education and Inclusion.
Paul has served as a school governor and trustee for a number of schools and Multi Academy Trusts and previously served as a trustee with the LIFE Education Trust