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 completed his National Professional Qualification for Headship this year.
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 Masters in Education, specialising in Leadership and Management for Learning, which she passed with distinction and in 2019 graduated as a Doctor of Education at Canterbury Christchurch University after completing a part-time EdD alongside her work.
Stephanie has been involved in several charities and is a trustee at Homeless Care in Maidstone. Stephanie is also an elected council member of the Chartered College of Teaching and a member of the College’s ‘Education and Research’ committee. She plays flute and piccolo for the Folkestone Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie has been married to James since 2007.
Vice Chair of Kent Schools Athletics Association, Jack graduated from Brunel University in 2010 with a BSc in Sport Science, before completing a degree in teacher training at Canterbury Christchurch University.
He went on to teach in the state sector for five years. Jack, 29, was Year 7 Deputy Head at The Howard School, where he had responsibility for pastoral care, as well as a PE teacher.
Jack joined Gad’s in 2015 as a PE master, to manage boys’ games from Kindergarten through to Senior School. He continues to lead the Gad’s GCSE PE cohort.
Appointed Head of Senior School in 2018, Jack is responsible for the day-to-day running of years 7-11 and the smooth transition from primary to secondary education.
Jack has a keen interest in all sports and a particular passion for athletics and cross country – he takes part in Gad’s annual cross country race, in the school grounds, which marks the end of Autumn term, as well as competing in staff v student sports fixtures.
He is married to Early Help Worker Carlie and lives in Sittingbourne.
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 three 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.
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