Paul attended Norwich School, in Norfolk, and subsequently studied French and Russian at the University of Bristol. During his degree, he had his first teaching experience, as an English teacher in the Alexander Nevskii School, in Moscow. Paul also studied French at Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis in 2002.
On graduating, Paul gained his PGCE in Modern Languages, also at Bristol, and worked in schools in Wiltshire and East Anglia before moving to Bexley Grammar School in 2006, where he taught French, German and Russian to A-level and International Baccalaureate standard.
He joined Gad’s Hill as Head of French in 2010, and took on the role of Head of Senior School in Autumn 2015. In his time leading the Senior School, Paul introduced a number of successful programmes to the school, including our well-being scheme and a new monitoring and reward system. Paul is currently completing his National Professional Qualification for Headship.
Paul was appointed Headmaster of Gad’s Hill School from August 2018.
He has been married to Emma since 2009 and they have two children.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Geography. After working as a pharmaceutical dispenser she completed her teaching qualification after being offered a place on the Graduate Teacher Programme with Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. She completed her NQT year at Sandwich Technology School, teaching Project Based Learning, and started at Gad’s as Head of Geography in 2010 where she has since undertaken a variety of roles. Stephanie took up the role of Director of Studies in January 2017. Stephanie has a MA in Education, specialising in Leadership and Management for Learning, which she passed with distinction at Canterbury Christchurch University. She continues to be a post-graduate student at Canterbury and is in the final thesis stage of a Doctorate in Education.
Stephanie has been involved in several charities, most recently leading a soup kitchen for a number of years. She plays flute and piccolo for the Folkestone Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie has been married to James since 2007.
Having worked for NatWest Markets in London, and then as a Teaching Assistant for six years while her children were at primary school, Glynda completed a degree in Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education as a mature student at the University of East London.
Glynda went on to study for a PGCE at Canterbury Christchurch University before teaching at Brookfield Junior School and then Borough Green Primary School.
She has taught at Gad’s since 2015 but has felt very much a part of the Gad’s community for much longer as her own daughter was a pupil from 2007 until 2015.
Victoria attended Fort Pitt Grammar School and went on to study Early Childhood Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. After a year working in a nursery, Victoria went on to obtain a PGCE in Primary Education.
Victoria began her teaching career at Darenth Primary School where she taught for 3 years before joining the Gad’s Hill teaching team in 2015. She has taught across the primary range.
Victoria believes that a solid educational and behavioral foundation, and a love of learning are some of the most valuable things we can provide for our children. Her aim is to ensure this happens against a background of happiness in a safe and encouraging environment. Great importance is put on teaching staff working in conjunction with parents to develop well-rounded confident children who are able to achieve a wide range of educational, social and wider goals with notable success.
The Charles Dickens Year 7 scholarship entry examination will be held on Saturday 15th September 2018.
Call Admissions Co-ordinator Mrs Tracey Marks to register your current Year 5 child’s place.