Paul Clegg

Immediate Past President - IPSHA
APPA Board
National Advisory Council
Association: Independent Primary Heads of Australia (IPSHA)
Head of Primary
School: Sunshine Coast Grammar School
Forest Glen, Queensland

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 – a position he remains in to this day. 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.