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Paul CV May 2016

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Paul CV May 2016

  1. 1. Paul Sockett 5 Russell Close, Hereford, Herefordshire. HR1 1DJ 07703767366 Personal Statement Always ready for a challenge, I have confidence and experience enough to approach new tasks or situations in a calm, positive way, knowing that success can be achieved given shared understanding and common desire - and the resilience to cope with difficulties. I’m looking for an employer who wants a talented, bright employee, with a proven history of care, diligence and passion for helping people. Skills/ Experience • Skilled and very experienced at dealing with stakeholders in a wide variety of situations. • Extensive presentation experience and well practised communication skills. • Excellent, well established time management and organisational skills. • Great at working in a team - I’m positive, supportive and generous with my time and energy. • Used to taking responsibility and being accountable for my own, and others’ performance. Employment History/ Work Experience September 2000 - April 2016 Head teacher, Bridstow CE Primary School • Provided ‘inspirational’ leadership for the school over 15 years. • Developed staff, lead projects, successfully liaised with outside agencies in the public and private sector in all areas - employment, premises, health and safety, professional development. April 1997 - August 2000 Deputy Head teacher, Ledbury Primary School • Played major role in helping the senior management team to change the culture and ethos of the organisation to that of a more positive, affirming and consequently successful environment. • Developed leadership skills in a high pressure, demanding environment. Coached, mentored and supported pupils, parents, staff and governors, showing resolution and integrity at all times. September 1987 - March 1997 Class teacher, Leominster Junior School • Gained employed in an challenging school, by one of the most ambitious head teachers in the locality. Learned quickly the need for diligence and resilience in the work place. • Promoted to year team leader during my time, I became responsible for leading the planning and review of the work of colleagues for the first time.
  2. 2. Education 1984 - 1987 University of Wales, Bangor BEd ( In Primary Education, core modules Maths and Environmental Studies) • I was voted Vice President of the Student Union in my third year, developing my communication and understanding of the term accountability. 1980 - 1982 Holyhead County Secondary School Sixth Form A levels Maths ( D), Physics (E) and Geography (C) 1975 - 1980 Holyhead County Secondary School O levels Maths (A), Additional Maths (A),English Language (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (B), Geography, Human Biology, Art and Design, Technical Drawing, Welsh Interests and Additional Information • Creative and practical: I’m the Chair of X-entricity Youth Theatre Company, registered Charity no. 109746. I’m a member and leader of the set design and team and occasional performer. • Healthy: My wife and I enjoy walking - completing the Cotswold Way last year, we’re planning to do the Wye Valley walk this year. • Involved: I volunteer for Concern Universal, a charity that looks to eliminate poverty across the globe. • At home, I like cooking (and eating), creating some mean pasta dishes in particular. • Transferable, Enhanced DBS check • Full, clean Driving Licence References are available on request.
  3. 3. Paul Sockett 5 Russell Close, Hereford, Herefordshire. HR1 1DJ 07703767366

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