Paul specialises in Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE), Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) and Citizenship at Bexleyheath Academy. He has developed a bespoke tutor PSHEE program for every year group to meet the diverse needs of our students and staff. Central to the success of the PSHEE program at Bexleyheath Academy are the sustainable partnerships Paul has established and maintained with local and national charities and enterprises.
Paul has extensive experience at facilitating CPD for parents, governors, teachers and school personnel alike. He has demonstrated his passion for raising the standards in quality CPD for staff both at regional and national levels in areas of LGBT Anti-bullying, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Sex and Relationship Education (SRE), among many other PSHEE/SMSC topics. As SMSC is a key area for Ofsted inspections, Paul has led on the Bexley SMSC Working Party whereby an SMSC Start-Up Kit has been produced for both primary and secondary settings. This product is a one-stop- shop for key stakeholders wishing to improve the SMSC and PSHEE provision at their setting.
Paul is also a passionate researcher and is currently a key facilitator on Bexleyheath Academy’s Teaching and Learning Research team. His research focuses on the relationship between spiritual development (as part of the SMSC agenda), engagement and achievement in Science, Technology, English and Mathematics. Prior to moving to the UK in 2011, Paul taught in a PRU-equivalent secondary setting in Melbourne, Australia. His educational philosophy is grounded in social equity. Paul holds a Masters degree in education with The University of Melbourne where he conducted a study into the culture of mainstream settings and their relationships to young people at risk of disengagement.