Paul is a speaker, author and notorious teacher wrangler in huge demand. He is CEO of Pivotal Education. As a teacher, leader and teacher trainer Paul has been working with the most difficult behaviours in the most challenging urban schools, referral units and colleges for the last 25 years. Miraculously Paul trained at Homerton College, Cambridge after countless attempts to sabotage his own education.
Paul has advised the Department for Education on Teacher Standards, given evidence to the Education Select Committee and done extensive work with the Ministry of Justice on Behaviour and Restraint in Youth Custody. He has five published titles on behaviour and assessment, writes for Teach Primary Magazine and has over 250 published articles on behaviour. Paul won a National Training Award for his work in helping a school transform in just 9 months.
In the last 12 months Paul has been leading the first wave of Pivotal Instructors trained in the Pivotal Curriculum. He is currently leading a behaviour project across 90 schools in Caerphilly and co-hosting the Pivotal Podcast providing free training to over 100,000 teachers worldwide every week. If you don’t recognise his voice you may have seen Paul’s face on many of the Pivotal training videos.
In his ‘spare time’ Paul is Chair of the Board of Directors of the TBAP Trust (Tri Borough Alternative Provision) the UKs first Multi Academy Trust for Alternative Provision. The Trust is based in London and has schools in Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Cambridge and Haringey.