Tollgate Community Junior School

Winston Crescent, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6NL

Tel: 01323 723298

Paul Turner

Paul Turner | Co-Opted Governor

Paul Turner is a director 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, working for a number of years in different 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 Worthing school 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 also enjoys spending time in the kitchen concocting good old-fashioned English cuisine when he has the opportunity.