Paul Dick was the Headmaster of Kennet School for 29 years, Referee, Chairman of Reading YMCA and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Berkshire.

An interesting life, conversation and plenty of laughs along the way!

Educated in Northern Ireland Paul took a degree in Classics at Exeter University followed by a PGCE.

He began teaching Classics and Mathematics in Wokingham (1977 – 1984).  From 1984 to 1988, he was Deputy Head at Northwood School in Hillingdon and was appointed Head at Kennet School in January 1989.

Kennet School has almost doubled in size over time and has enjoyed high Ofsted ratings.

It is currently ‘Outstanding’ (May 2016).

Whilst at Kennet Paul led a number of other schools, that were in special measures and other difficulties, to strong position.

These included four local primary schools and a local secondary school.

He was on the board of the forerunner of QCA and has contributed to a range of local and national developments.

He was the Chief Executive of the Kennet School Academies Trust which runs Kennet School (Ofsted grade 1) and Whitelands Park Primary School, recently sponsored and taken from grade 4 to grade 2.

He left in December 2018, and is currently chair of governors in a local academy.

Paul was appointed an NLE in 2009.

He was awarded an OBE in 1999 for services to education and won the Leadership Teaching Award in 2000 for the best leader in the South of England.

He was appointed a DL in 2010 and has been a serving magistrate since 1993.

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