Paul Rockliffe - Director of Professional Development

Paul RockliffeDirector of Professional Development

Over the last 14 years, I have worked at two of the Trust’s schools. I have had a number of different roles at High Storrs, including ITT Coordinator, B&ME Coordinator, Subject Leader for Business & Economics, Head of Faculty – Social Sciences and Associate/Temporary Assistant Headteacher. I have been an Assistant Headteacher at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College for the last four years focusing on T&L, CPD, QA and Careers/P16.

I am passionate about social mobility and the positive impact that a school’s Careers Curriculum can have on all of our students, their job aspirations and their future dreams and achievements.

I am also passionate about teacher and staff development to enable our Trust to be a strong learning community where everybody can access high-quality opportunities to develop themselves (whatever the role a person has!). In particular, I’m interested in developing our future leaders using the Ethical Leadership Framework.

I thoroughly enjoyed working at High Storrs and love the Handsworth learning community. I’m looking forward to getting to know colleagues at our other Trust schools.

What I do:

As Trust Director of Professional Development, I focus on the strategic development of Teacher Development across the Trust’s schools, the leadership of the MCLA platform “The Hub” and the leadership of the Trust’s careers strategy.

I can help with:

Teaching and Learning – implementation and research advice and support for all; practical and effective subject improvement advice and support; supporting CPD opportunities for all; aspiring leader development/succession planning; advice and support with embedding careers into the curriculum; ethical leadership advice and support; and equality and diversity advice and support for all.

I can be contacted on:

I am based at:

Handsworth Grange (Mon, Tue, Weds, Fri) and Central Team, Stocksbridge (Thu).