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Paul Monaghan

Paul Monaghan

Paul Monaghan – Associate Teaching Fellow

B.Ed. (Hons) / T.Cert. (Dist.) / N.P.Q.H.


Paul brings 36 years in secondary education to his role as Associate Teaching Fellow at Warwick. Twenty of these spent as a Senior Leader, and twelve as Vice-Principal at two new-build, flagship Academies.

He was Artistic Director of a pageant for Pope John Paul II's visit to Baginton Airport in 1982, before an audience of half a million, and has directed over 50 school or community productions, including original plays and musicals.


Professional and Teaching Expertise

His experience centres around: Drama, Theatre and the Performing Arts, English Literature and Language, leadership, playwriting, song-writing, creative curriculums, mentoring, student experience, assessment, school branding and P.R.

Additional Qualifications

Dip.T.H.P. and Dip.Adv.T.H.P. - (Therapeutic Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy)

F.R.S.A. - (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts)


Publications and Projects
‘New Directions in Drama Teaching – Studies in Secondary School Practice’.

Editor: Margaret Wootton. Published Heinemann. 1982.

‘Teachers TV.’ (2005) ‘An introduction to N.L.P. in Education’ (neuro-linguistic programming). Anger management, exam nerves, revision skills and low self-esteem.


Academic Interests & Teaching & Learning Specialisms

Dramaturgy, the psychology of learning, mnemonics, competency-led curricula, communication, creativity, stress-management.

 Other Positions

Visiting Drama Examiner - OCR (Oxford and Cambridge and RSA Exam Board)

Founder - ‘Brightway Hypnotherapy,’ Coventry.

Sound Engineer and Creative Consultant – ‘Doll’s House Studios’ – (audiobook narration)