Paul Madia

Paul has a dual role; Executive Principal at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and MAC Improvement Lead.

Paul draws upon 23 years of experience in Catholic Education, working in a number of primary schools in Coventry; Advanced Skills Teacher (Music), along with 2 years as a Primary Strategy Consultant for Coventry City Council (2006 – 2008) working alongside Creative Partnerships to deliver a creative curriculum for schools in Coventry.

Paul has been at Sacred Heart since 2008 taking up the post as Vice Principal.  In 2013 he was promoted to Head of School, taking over day-to-day responsibility of the school; in 2017 he moved to his substantive role as Principal. Paul was appointed as Executive Principal over Sacred Heart and St Gregory’s in 2019-2021 and more recently as Executive Principal for School Improvement across the MAC.  He continued to lead Sacred Heart with pace and drive to ensure that the Outstanding judgement was retained in both our Ofsted Inspection and Section 48 Inspections in 2018.

In his role as MAC Improvement Lead, Paul champions school improvement; unlocking the talent of our teaching staff so our pupils can thrive, nurturing the Catholic ethos of our schools through the formation of staff and pupils is also a key part of his vision.

Working as a Section 48 Inspector, and more recently as a Catholic Schools Inspector (CSI), Paul is able to hone his knowledge and skills as an inspector and support the mission of the MAC and develop the unique identify and ethos of our schools. 

Paul has continued to ensure that he stays abreast of relevant professional development undertaking both NPQH and NPQEL accreditations with Ambition Institute.

His love of music and performance is showcased yearly with Mousike Ensemble, which he co-writes over the summer holidays for all Catholic primary schools in Coventry and North Warwickshire to learn and perform in Spring Term. 

Paul lives in Rugby and is married to Kate.  Paul has two children who attend schools in Rugby.  Paul attended Sacred Heart and Princethorpe College, followed by four happy years at St Mary’s Catholic University College (Strawberry Hill – London) gaining a 1st class honours (QTS) degree in primary education and drama.