Paul Jackson is the Headteacher of Manorfield Primary and an accredited Local Leader of Education.
Paul joined Manorfield Primary School as Interim headteacher in January 2016, taking on the role of permanent headteacher in July 2016.
Prior to joining Manorfield, Paul was a headteacher at Gallions Primary School in Newham and an Executive Headteacher across a group of primary schools in Essex.
During this time, Paul has worked on several other projects, including working as a consultant for ‘We are what we do’ during the production of a range of materials for children, co-authoring materials for Cambridge University Press’s Cambridge Maths Direct Scheme and being seconded to Newham LA as a Primary Maths Consultant.
Alongside his role as Headteacher at Gallions, Paul previously project managed the Askit strand of the Helen Hamlyn Trust funded Open Futures initiative, working with 50 schools across the country in partnership with SAPERE to introduce Philosophy for Children into their schools. Paul has also volunteered as a mentor to several undergraduates at Middlesex University, and has been involved in several voluntary organisations, including the Scout Association and CCHF. Paul was a founding trustee of The Gallions Music Trust. In 2011, Paul became a Trustee at Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, Newham and in November 2013, a Trustee of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. Paul is also a governor at his children’s primary school.
Paul is passionate about creative education and ensuring that all children have the very best creative and inspiring learning experiences.
Paul has written several articles for publications including the Times Educational Supplement and has spoken at a variety of conferences to audiences of teachers, educational professionals, policy-makers and members of the creative and cultural industries.
Paul’s favourite children’s book is Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.