Vice-Chair of the Board and Senior Independent Director
Paul McGee is a founding Director of Prospects. He is Vice-Chair of the Board and Senior Independent Director.
He began his career in education teaching maths and computing in Inner London and the London Borough of Barnet, and then worked as an advisory teacher in the London Borough of Hounslow. He moved on to become a General Inspector and then Chief Inspector of schools in Croydon, south London.
As a chief inspector, Paul focused on curriculum development, pupil assessment, teacher appraisal and school evaluation and inspection systems before these specific areas became a routine part of the national education inspection regime. He was also heavily involved in the major secondary school reorganisation that led to post-16 centres.
Paul spent 14 years as a Chief Officer in the London Borough of Bexley, rising to become Director of Education and Leisure with a particular interest in school standards and parental and community involvement. He led the way in school reorganisation and was closely involved in the establishment of the UK's first academy, a secondary school private finance initiative and a major project to outsource leisure facilities for schools, which included a £30m public-private partnership.
Paul also has extensive examination experiences, including periods as Chief Examiner, Moderator and Chair for CSE, GCE, GCSE, A level and RSA. He is currently a Trustee and Director of the Wessex Autistic Society. He is Chair of Governors of Portfield School, an independent residential and day school for young people with autism which also provides services to adults. He is also Chair of Governors at the Gloucester Academy which Prospects sponsors. He is a Trustee and Director of Choice Support, a national charity for people with learning disabilities based in Southwark,London and Chair of its Finance and Audit Committee and its IT Programme Board.