Paul Beashel - Chair of LGB

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Father of two grown-up children, I also have four grandsons who are all currently in full-time education. My life-long passion is sport; particularly rugby union, athletics and gymnastics.

As Chair of the Passmores Trust, my task is to ensure that we carry out our responsibilities to the best of our ability and are accountable to the children, parents and local community the Academy serves. A former teacher and head teacher of a secondary school, for the last eight years I have worked with Chinese teachers as an education consultant, mainly in China and the UK. My particular interest is in the training and continuing professional development of teachers and leaders in education. I believe I can use my professional experience and knowledge to benefit the Passmores community.

When I first became a head teacher, I was very fortunate to have a wonderful Chair of Governors, who offered sound advice when needed but gave 100% support all of the time. Her inspiration has made me determined to do my bit for education. I am proud of the school and all that has been achieved so far. I look forward to the future and continuing to serve Passmores Academy and its fantastic students.