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Sir Paul Grant

FED Ambassador: Sir Paul Grant is the most senior education advisor to the Liverpool City Region Mayor. He is a native of Liverpool from a very large working class family. He was the Headteacher of Robert Clack School for over twenty years and the school was featured in’ twelve outstanding schools succeeding against the odds’ published by Ofsted during his tenure. More recently the school was highlighted for best practice in a DFE report (Creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour) on how outstanding behaviour is created and embedded in UK Schools.  His ongoing legacy is that Robert Clack continues to thrive as a community school and is the biggest secondary school in the UK. His transformative work at this school and with the community led to him being bestowed with the Freedom of Barking and Dagenham.

Paul has served as a National Leader in Education and was a member of Business in the Community’s Education Board for over ten years. He has been actively involved in school and system Improvement having been involved with the London Challenge from the outset. Paul was knighted for services to local and national education and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London. He has had roles as an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hull, and Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Anglia Ruskin University. He is currently visiting Professor at Coventry University for Global Learning and Education.

Paul has been a National Education Advisor for the Premier League for over ten years and he has also been a coach, leadership and executive mentoring consultant at the PL since that time.

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