Paul is the Head of an 11–16 comprehensive school. He writes for a range of publications and his latest book, 'The Senior Leader's Yearbook: A handbook for implementing outstanding school systems' was published by Optimus in July 2012. His current school was recently transformed from being a 10–14 high school to become a successful 11-16 secondary school. This required the development and implementation of a whole range of systems and an extensive building programme. Prior to this he has held senior leadership posts in both the Independent and State sectors.
Paul has been awarded the NPQH and is a Master of Education (Leadership and Management). He has written many articles for the education press and has authored five books, including Tackling In-School Variation (2013, Optimus Education), The School Partnership Handbook (2010, Optimus Education), Developing a Self-evaluating School: A practical guide (2010, Continuum) and 'Get that Teaching Job' (2012 Continuum). Follow Paul @pkainsworth.
Leadership, self-evaluation, partnerships