At the recent Independent Primary Head of Australia (IPSHA) Meeting, Sunshine Coast Grammar Head of Primary School Paul Clegg was welcomed as the President of the Association for the 2020-2022 biennium. Mr Clegg has taken over the Presidency from Grant Bock, who served as President for the 2018-2020 biennium.
“Together with the incoming Federal Board members, I look forward to building on the outstanding work of Grant Bock and the outgoing Federal Board members. IPSHA prides itself on its inclusive, collegial nature and my team and I will continue to explore opportunities for our members to keep our Association relevant and connected in a rapidly changing education space. Being a member of the Australian Primary Principals Association Board and International Confederation of Principals Council, also provides a unique opportunity for IPSHA to contribute at a national and global level to the work of primary school leaders, as we strive to deliver quality education for every child. I am very much looking forward to collaborating positively and constructively with my counterparts from the Government and Catholic sectors and other international education associations, to achieve this goal,” said Mr Clegg.
Paul was a Primary School classroom teacher with Education Queensland for ten years, followed by six years as Deputy Principal in the Sunshine Coast area. Career highlights during this time included presenting at District, State and National literacy conferences, as well as collaboratively leading the roll out of the Prep Year within Sunshine Coast schools. In 2007 Paul joined the Independent School Sector and in 2008, was appointed as Head of the Primary at Sunshine Coast Grammar School.
At this time Paul was invited to join the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) and connected with the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA). He has contributed to the leadership of his local Queensland Branch since 2013, including in the role of State Branch President from 2017 to 2020. Paul served as President-Elect on the Federal Board for the 2018-2020 biennium.
In 2012, Paul was the Australian Institute of Management’s Sunshine Coast Not for Profit Manager of the Year and State Finalist. He was also a recipient of the Principals Australia Institute’s, John Laing Professional Development Award, which acknowledged his contribution to the professional development of teachers and other school leaders. Paul has a strong interest in the sustainability and wellbeing of school leaders, teachers and students and delivering relevant and engaging professional learning through education networks.