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Paul Atkinson

After graduating as a teacher in 1979, Paul spent thirty-four years working in maintained schools as music teacher, Head of Music, Head of Year, Senior Teacher and finally as a Deputy Headteacher. In addition to his specialism in music, he taught a wide range of subjects including motor vehicle studies, history, French, mathematics and public services.

For many years he was also involved in initial teacher training, working with Universities in the North of England and with the Open University.

Paul joined CVQO in 2012, initially as an assessor for the Level 3 Public Services, ILM and City and Guilds programmes and more recently as Educational Advisor and BTEC Higher Level Curriculum Manager.  As Professional Development Manager, his portfolio now includes the BTEC Level 3 and higher level qualifications, particularly the BTEC Education and Training awards, along with the City and Guilds Awards for Professional Recognition in Leadership and Management.

Paul is also an officer with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.