Paul Spencer

Prior to entering Higher Education in 2005, I worked in three secondary schools. During that time, I have been a Head of Department, Head of Faculty and finally Assistant Headteacher in a large 11-18 secondary school. In each school I was responsible for modernising the Design and Technology curriculum and improving GCSE and ‘A’ level examination results. I have been a GCSE and A level examiner as well as an Engineering Lead Diploma Practitioner for the Specialist Schools and Academy Trust. I have a particular interest in electronics and computer aided design and manufacture. I have been involved in teacher training for over 10 years at Liverpool John Moores and Edge Hill University.  During that time, I have led a PGCE in Engineering, an undergraduate course in Design and Technology and taught on a Master’s programme. I was editor of ‘Technical Matters’, the national journal for University Technical Colleges.


‘Paul delivers training courses that are expertly tailored to our needs. He keeps the content relevant and interesting and has been a welcome training provider for over 10 years." Sarah Booth, Assistant Headteacher, Sale Grammar School.

Locations: Nationwide


Health and Safety Trainer
PHS - Primary School Health and Safety
S10HS - Grinding and Sharpening
S11HS - Site Staff
S12HS - Technicians - essential knowledge, skills and understanding
S1HS - Wood Sawing Machines
S2HS - Centre Lathe
S3HS - Casting Non-Ferrous Metals
S4HS - Metal Arc Welding
S6HS - Milling and Machining
S7HS - Wood Turning Lathe
S8HS - Planer/Thicknesser Machines
S9HS - Portable Power Tools
SCHS - Secondary Core
SMHS - (Secondary Materials)
SSHS - Systems and Control
CPD - planning and delivery
Examination analysis
GCSE / GCE planning and delivery
Medium/long term planning
Monitoring & evaluating D&T provision
Overseas work
Product Design
Rooms and building layout and design
Short term planning
Subject leadership / management
Subject review & report / prep for OFSTED
Systems and control
Technical quals planning / delivery
Tools, materials, equipment and resources
Writing text book course materials