Paul Dix

Paul Dix B.Ed. (Hons) Cantab
Executive Director

Paul Dix

Paul is a speaker, author and notorious teacher wrangler in huge demand.  He is Executive Director of Pivotal Education.  As a teacher, leader and teacher trainer Paul has been working with the most difficult behaviours in the most challenging urban schools, referral units and colleges for the last 25 years. Miraculously Paul trained at Homerton College, Cambridge after countless attempts to sabotage his own education moving on to work in ‘tricky’ schools in East London, Nuneaton and Birmingham.

Paul and his team work with 1000s of Headteachers and schools worldwide who use The Pivotal Curriculum as the core foundation of Behaviour practice. Paul has advised the Department for Education on Teacher Standards, given evidence to the Education Select Committee and done extensive work with the Ministry of Justice on Behaviour and Restraint in Youth Custody. He has five published titles on Behaviour and Assessment and has over 250 published articles on behaviour. His best selling book ‘When the Adults Change, Everything Changes’ was published in June 2017.

Paul is a National Training Award Winner for his work in helping a school transform from ‘failing’ to ‘good’ in just 9 months. Paul is Chair of the Board of Directors (voluntary) of a Multi Academy Trust of 11 special schools. He hosts the Pivotal Podcast, which delivers free weekly training online to more than 250,000 teachers. Paul founded Pivotal Education in 2001 with a core purpose, to dramatically improve Behaviour training for teachers. He is as driven now as he was then and works tirelessly to create a revolution in school practice.



Paul co-hosts the Pivotal Podcast

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“It was one of the greatest talks I have ever been to, and want to see it again if I had the chance. Paul Dix was an incredibly, informative, entertaining, inspirational speaker- his talk will stay with me for a long time.”

Max Greenland, University of Sussex

“It was a breath of fresh air! So lovely to hear Paul talking about the kids and their needs. Fantastic ideas to be bought back to school.”

Odette Kelham, St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School