Paulette Watson is the Managing Director for Academy Achievers, and she is now the winner of Wintrade Award for Women in Engineering, a prestigious prize won on June, 28th 2019. One of the most important pawns in Academy Achievers community, Paulette Watson has deep expertise in business strategy, people management, and organisation development.
Born and raised in Newham, Paulette Watson understands the need for quality education for the local children from all backgrounds. From the head of the Academy Achievers, she militates for high-quality support in schools and for a curriculum that is related to today’s working challenges.
Paulette Watson and her experience in public and voluntary sectors
Paulette Watson has spent a decade as an educational technologist. She was responsible for all aspects of the company’s communications capabilities that are meant to drive the performance of a business. From these abilities, she focused on Digital Transformational Strategy, Data Analytics, Gender Diversity, and Recruiting, skills that she has applied in the local community of Academy Achievers. During the years, Paulette Watson has implemented these values in the Academy’s management, so students and young people would be digitally literate and be able to face the digital world.
Paulette has sat on the board of Equality Team Lewisham as Treasurer and Vice Chair. She also sits on the Newhan Partnership, which is a not for profit but a mutual organisation owned by schools to provide high-quality support services for schools.
Paulette also sits on the Board, Youth First as Non-Executive Director, a mutual owned and run by professional youth workers and young people.
She also serves on the Local School Board as co-opted Governor at Cumberland Trust Secondary school. She is a member of Newham Governors’ Forum Association (affiliated to the National Governance Association). When it comes to education, she holds an MA in ICT and Education, and an MBA in International School Leadership.
Watson has been Associate Dean at Leysin International School in Switzerland, where she has been responsible for all aspects of Technology. Before that, she has been Director of ICT and head of E-learning and ICT.
Paulette Watson worked as a Computer Science teacher and taught GCSE, and at A levels. She spent nearly 12 years working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The experience helped her in the role of Managing Director of Academy Achievers, as she deeply understands how to examine the mental inequality in education. Using her community projects, she analyses the mental inequality in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and applies them in the educational methods.