High-Impact Teaching based on the research findings of Professor John Hattie (Visible Learning), SOLO Taxonomy, Dylan Wiliam (Formative Assessment).After 33 years of successful experience, across a range of roles and with responsibilities ranging from Headship (UK and International) through to large scale projects (my time with the National Centre for Languages in the UK involved 2000 schools, 33 London Boroughs and 6 Regional Support groups), I am convinced that John Hattie's research findings into 'what works best in raising student achievement' can be summed up quite simply in his favourite saying, "Know they impact". I believe that extraordinary teachers can create extraordinary learning and transform the lives of their students. My name is Paul Saich and I would like to lead you on a journey to the extraordinary.
33 years as an education professional. UK qualified Teacher, Headteacher, School Improvement Adviser, Local Authority Adviser (Mathematics & MFL), CILT: National Centre for Languages - with experience in the UK, France (Academie de Versailles), Spain (Head of School and Bilingual Education Programme of Andalucia), Teacher Training (UK and Erasmus+), TDA National CPD Priorities, Consultant Principal (Italy) and project leader for a Virtual School (China). Experience with English National Curriculum, International Baccalaureate and national curricula of France, Spain and Italy
Career History (with Higher Education study periods for Safeguarding purposes):
March 2017 – Current
Director of Education, Toolbox English Ltd, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
Toolbox English is a UK Virtual School organisation providing academic English language tuition to Chinese students: English language, Mathematics, Computing, Technology. Partnered with Harper Collins English, Phonics International and Cambridge English. Anticipated company value @ 2020 in excess of $50million.
Responsibilities: content partnership, commercial negotiation and implementation, course design and structure, teacher recruitment and professional development, contract negotiator and teaching and learning expert for the company. Working with PPW Media, China, to take Virtual School to IPTV in Beijing and Shanghai. Creating Teacher Training Centre Shanghai. Preparing Chinese students for Common entrance examinations 7+, 11+. 14+ and entrance to UK University. Creating world’s first IB Virtual School for IB Diploma programme, and introducing iGCSE and A Levels to China via Virtual School.
September 2017 – January 2018
Consultant Director, Bilingual European School, Milan, Italy
recruited as part of an emergency programme to ensure school meets the minimum standards required for an International Baccalaureate Accreditation Visit Spring 2018. The previous Director left the school in difficult circumstances in June 2017. With the school in crisis, I was recruited by Edward Clarke of LSC Education to guide and mentor the newly appointed Director, with the aim of ensuring that the school is re-accredited by the IB and to re-gain the trust and confidence of staff, parents and the BES Board of Owners. My fields of expertise lay in Bilingual Education, Teaching and Learning and rapid school improvement. My responsibilities have included: establishing monitoring and evaluations systems and procedures focused on improving impact upon learning across the primary and secondary school, coaching teachers in effective teaching strategies, improving bilingual learning strategies for all learners, addressing IB recommendations for accreditation, establishing transparent communication systems, building school leadership capacity beyond senior leaders, establishing a shared vision for the school with clear milestones and performance indicators, using student data to inform and target cohort under-performance, re-defining cultural perceptions of staff through the use of current research on what works best in raising student achievement
Jan 2015 – September 2017:
Visible Learning Plus Coordinator for Spain – Effective Learners in Spain ((concealed information)
Working with Professor John Hattie and Cognition Education, New Zealand, to introduce VLPlus School Improvement and Professional Development programmes to Spain. Currently working with 60 schools in Andalucía to raise standards in teaching and learning
Teacher Trainer & Project Leader – Effective Learners
International Baccalaureate Organisation (SOLO Taxonomy). Recently presented at IB Africa, Europe and Middle East Conference. Working with bilingual education schools and regional authorities in Spain.
Jan 2012 – Oct 2016
Vice-Principal and Head of Primary School (PYP), International College Spain (ICS), Madrid (IB World School)
SOLO Taxonomy & VL Trainer, Professional Development Coordinator, Technology Integration Leader, Child Protection/Safeguarding Officer, Senior Leadership Team, Advisory Board Council, Looking for Learning Leader
ICS is an all-through international school 3-18 years, with 850 students from 60 nationalities. ICS is Spain’s highest performing IB World School.
Apr 2008 – Dec 2011
Director of Education, De Casagrande International Education Services
Lead Adviser for London Borough of Ealing (MFL), Adviser to Bilingual Education Programme in Andalucía, Spain, Adviser to Academie de Versailles, France
Training & Development Agency (TDA): National Priorities CPD Leader – Subject Leadership
EU Comenius Teacher Trainer – Primary School teachers from across Europe
Mar 2007 – Mar 2008
Comenius KS2 Languages Consultant for London
CILT: The National Centre for Languages.
Responsible for the implementation of the National Languages Strategy in London’s 33 Boroughs and 2000 primary schools. Created London-Paris and London-Granada School Partnerships.
Jan 2006 – Feb 2007
School Improvement Officer, Link Adviser and Local Authority Adviser for Mathematics and MFL
South Education: London Borough of Southwark
Link Adviser for 12 primary schools. Led Numeracy Consultants (x4) and MFL Consultants (x1), introduction of Primary Framework and National Languages Strategy
June 2005 - Dec 2005: Performance Management Consultant:
iPerformancesystems Ltd - Development of Headteacher Performance Management system for DfES
Jan 2001 – May 2005: Headteacher: Heide Primary School, Bad Fallingbostel, Germany
Service Childrens’ Education, serving British Army in Germany. English National Curriculum.
Jan 1995 – Dec 2000: Headteacher: St. Dennis CP School, Cornwall
250 place community primary school 3-11 years. DfEE Curriculum Award and Small Schools Award 2000
Apr 1993 – Dec 1994: Deputy Headteacher, St Dennis County Junior School, Cornwall
Apr 1987 – Mar 1993: Classteacher, Treverbyn CP School, Cornwall
Sept 1984 – Mar 1987: Classteacher, St Josephs RC JMI School, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Sept 1983 – July 1984: PGCE Student: University of Cambridge
Sept 1980 – July 1983: BH (Hons) Student: Roehampton University of Higher Education
Sept 1979 – August 1980: Trainee Accountant: EN Bray Ltd, Waltham Cross, Herts.
Sept 1978 – Aug 1979: Trainee Underwriter: English & American Aviation Insurance Company.
Education & Qualifications
Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA)in School Leadership: OU Business School (1996-2000)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education: University of Cambridge (1984)
Bachelor of Humanities Degree (Honours) in Movement Studies and History – University of London (1983)
Justice of the Peace, Cornwall Magistrates, Penzance Bench
OfSTED Inspection Training 2003 (14 years of inspection and review experience across the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate
Visible Learning Plus Trainer & International Baccalaureate Trainer
EduCare: Child Protection and Safeguarding Training – current
Languages: English, French, Spanish
IT: all MS Office plus Moodle Course Creator
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