film+photography+graphic design for schools and academies

Paul Masters, MD Paramedia101

Paul Masters is highly skilled in working with schools and pupils to get the most out of digital media. The aim is to enhance learning and teaching, at the same time as empowering students and helping teachers to gain confidence and new skills in an ever expanding digital landscape.


Paul Masters has 20 years experience of working with children and young people including 10 years specialist experience in working with children who have challenging behaviour. Whilst at the Secondary Federated Pupil Referral Service Paul was seconded to teach Design Technology to KS4-5 students who had been permanently excluded, during which time he was inspected by Ofsted and received a Grade 2.

Paul has worked with Photoshop for 20 years and is expert in both application and teaching.


Paul Masters has considerable success in the area of raising the profile of Schools and Academies by facilitating the production of student run media projects that showcase best examples of educational activities that show parents, schools, communities, businesses and students themselves all that’s great about their establishment.



Behaviour Management Specialist

Leicester, Secondary Federated Pupil Referral

Service, (2002-7) – whilst in Service seconded to teach Design Technology – Ofsted rated ‘good’.

Leicestershire Police

OffLimits, Sexual Assault Response Unit (2008)

Loughborough, Charnwood Arts.

Next Level, Young Offenders Group (2009)


Media Technology Specialist


Djanogly City Academy (2006-9)


Film Producer 

Soar Valley College BSF (2009)

Djanogly City Academy BSF,

‘Djanogly’s Got Talent’ (2009)

Nottingham Police,

Crime and Drugs Partnership (2008)

Transformation Facilitator

Birmingham, Redstone, (2010)

Birmingham, Bovis Lend Lease (2010)




HND Graphic Design,

Southfields College

City and Guilds Photography,

Westcotes College

Certificate in Youth and Community,


MAXQ in Film Making, Fosse Arts



Academic/Professional Qualifications

HND Graphic Design, Southfields College                  HND Photography, Westcotes College

Certificate in Youth and Community, Leicester           MAXQ in Film Making, Fosse Arts


Examples of previous assignments and projects

Secondary Federated Pupil Referral Service, LeicesterPaul brought ICT and media to enhance learning to some of the most disengaged students in Leicester through application to the current curriculum, designing new programmes of work and  training staff in new media applications to enhance teaching and learning.

Charnwood Arts – Paul developed and delivered a rolling programme of workshops to teenagers who were disengaged with education and at risk of offending in Charnwood. The workshops successfully engaged them in screenwriting, film production and acting increasing their sense of self esteem and their future.

Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottingham – Paul worked with professionals, parents and a group of young men on a residential crime and drugs programme to reflect the benefits of taking a partnership approach to tackling this critical issue. The film has been used a training resource to benefit many other partnerships and professional approaches nationwide.

Djanogly City Academy and Soar Valley Community College- employed Paul to produce an orientation film for the new school intake plus designed a version of the film for parents, governors and the community. Djanogly City Academy were supported in producing a recognisable ‘house style’, a set of issue based media and produced a school soap and student recognition award ‘Djanogly’s Got Talent’.

Birmingham Building Schools for the Future – As a Transformation Facilitator for Redstone i4e, Paul has facilitated the programme of ICT procurement and change management, where he has helped manage the expectations and needs of schools in the delivery of new ICT. Paul strengthened the focus on learning outcomes and the practical application of new technologies. Paul produced a set of training films to demonstrate the new technology.

Guardian Highly Commended – Photographer of the Year – By taking innovative photographs of the local area Paul was awarded the title and his work shown the London’s Proud Gallery.

MaxQ Best Newcomer Film – Paul worked with a an amateur group of film makers and actors to turn his script ‘Vacant Possession’ into a chilling short film which took modern stylistic approach.

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