Pran Patel

Pran Patel
Senior Trainer

Pran Patel: Senior Trainer

Pran has 15 years’ experience in education, mainly at Secondary and University level. He has also worked with primary schools through leading on transition. Pran studied for his initial degree in Physics at the University of Birmingham, later pursuing a career in teaching after falling in love with the profession.  Upon completing a GTRP (placement) in a local school in Wolverhampton he held a variety of positions and responsibilities, including Classroom Teacher, Lead Coach, Head of Department, Lead Practitioner and as a Assistant Principal/Headteacher.

After working with young people for his whole career, Pran has learnt that relationships are the key to everything we as educational professionals do. Pran feels his core purpose aligns closely the Five Pillars as he firmly believes that the adults are the key to improving the relationship for all. He is delighted to be working with Pivotal and to be part of the Pivotal Team.

Pran has led an interesting career to date focussing in areas such as leadership, leading standards, behaviour management and professional development and curriculum. His NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for School Leadership) project was to lead whole-school coaching. In 2017, Pran featured on the BBC London’s Inside Out program, where he addressed teacher workload and stress. For Pran, teaching is fundamentally a game of people and he believes that having happier teachers and pupils mean its more likely that both relationships will thrive. Pran is a Mental Health and BAME advocate.

Key Areas:

  • Diversity
  • Behaviour Management
  • Mental Health
  • Unconscious Bias