Tollgate Community Junior School

Winston Crescent, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6NL

Tel: 01323 723298

Paul Turner

Co-Opted | 23.05.17 – 22.05.21

Paul Turner is currently a shareholder in Eastbourne Coach Finishers Ltd, a large vehicle repair centre in Eastbourne, where he has specific responsibility for their accounts function and payroll, and is also their HR manager.

Paul started his career in finance, initially working in the Inland Revenue before moving into Private Practice where he spent a number of years working for Accountancy practices, specialising in personal taxation. He then had a career change and, already having qualified as a schoolteacher, took up a teaching post in a Middle school in Worthing where he remained for over thirteen years. In that time he held the position of Year leader, was Educational Visits Co-ordinator and held a Teacher Governor role for four years.

Paul moved over to Eastbourne in 2007 and undertook supply work in the area, which included a small period of time at Tollgate. He gave up supply work fully in 2012 to take up his role at ECF Ltd.

Having left the teaching profession, Paul has missed the teamwork ethic and the satisfaction of working in a school environment, and is keen to have the opportunity now of being able to help and support the school in giving the children the best education possible.

Paul is a keen sports fan and enjoys spending time in the kitchen concocting good old-fashioned English cuisine when he has the opportunity.