Paul Spencer

Prior to entering Higher Education in 2005, I worked in three secondary schools. During that time I was 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 SSAT. 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 lead a PGCE in Engineering and an undergraduate course in Design and Technology. I am editor of ‘Technical Matters’, the national journal for University Technical Colleges. In addition to being a D&T Consultant, I am also a Registered Design & Technology Health & Safety Consultant. 

Locations: Nationwide


Health and Safety Trainer
PHS - Primary School Health and Safety
S12HS - Technicians - essential knowledge, skills and understanding
S1HS - Wood Sawing Machines
S2HS - Centre Lathe
S3HS - Casting Non-Ferrous Metals
S4HS - Metal Arc Welding
S5HS - Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting
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