Paul Topping MA (Ed)

Originally from the North West of England, Paul has been Headteacher at the British School in The Netherlands, in The Hague, since 2017. This is his third headship having previously led two large and successful schools in the UK, including one where he was the founding Headteacher of an all-through school and another which was the largest school-based centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the world and a National Teaching School. A National Leader of Education, conference speaker and a strong advocate of professional learning, Paul has been an executive lead for the National Professional Qualifications and is a previous Chair of the Worcestershire Association of Headteachers. Paul is a Pupil Premium reviewer for the DfE and inspects schools for Ofsted in the UK. When not in school, Paul is a keen long distance road cyclist and a Liverpool Football Club fanatic.