Paul Presland

I became a Governor in June 2015 and have thoroughly enjoyed my first year in post. My colleagues have made me most welcome and I have joined a very cohesive team who are passionate about The Gilberd School.

I sit on the Curriculum and Admissions Committee and Chair the Policies Committee.

I am the Link Governor for Technology, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Pupil Premium, our most able students and for attainment in Key Stage 4. My professional career has always been in education and I have worked in secondary schools across Essex and, most recently, in a large Teaching School Alliance. I am totally committed to ensuring that all young people have access to outstanding educational opportunities in their locality. In my private life, I chair a Parish Council and try to run as often as I can. When my knees protest, I struggle with golf!