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Headteacher Oakridge Primary School Stafford
Strategic Lead NPQH
Advanced Facilitator NPQSL NPQH NPQEL
International Lead Facilitator
Following his appointment as Head teacher of Oakridge Primary School in Stafford, Paul moved the school from a satisfactory rating to ‘outstanding’ in 2006. This was retained in July 2014. The school’s results have been consistently in the top 100 performing schools in the country and have twice been in the top ten. Paul has been deployed by the LA as an advisory head teacher supporting newly appointed head teachers and is regarded as “an inspirational speaker” – having spoken at over twenty leadership conferences across the country. He is the Chairperson of the Stafford Primary Heads association – ensuring that the self-improving school system is effective in developing both leadership and learning across the primary sector within Stafford; a Performance Management assessor for Headteachers and is on the steering group for the school direct programme with Staffordshire University.
Paul has been key to the success of the NPQH programme with over 120 on the programme this year. As an exemplary headteacher and an advanced facilitator he has written and presented the NPQH for the Leadership Academy for the past five years, including leading leadership training in Hong Kong. For the past two years Paul has been seconded for two days a week to The Leadership Academy to oversee the NPQH programme. He has ensured the programme remains cutting edge, impactful and research led and regularly hosts participants at his school modelling good practice and supporting their school based projects.