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Paul Sibson

Hero Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Paul is a former Teacher and Primary School Principal (UK, NZ) with an unwavering passion for supporting student learning through technology.

About Paul

Armed with a Master's Degree in ICT in Education, Paul spent his pre-Hero career teaching and leading schools in both London and New Zealand.

Paul knows firsthand the challenges faced by educators and students alike. As a Primary School Principal frustrated by the lack of a suitable system to meet his school's reporting, communication and student administration needs, he developed his own - founding Hero (formerly Linc-Ed) in 2013. 

Paul also hosts the Education Heroes Podcast, where he interviews bright and inspiring minds in the world of education.


Education Experience

Principal - Fendalton Open-air School, Christchurch, 2007 - 2016

Deputy Head Teacher - Coleridge Primary School, London, 2002 - 2007

Advanced Skills Teacher - Coleridge Primary School, London, 2000 - 2002

Teacher - Coleridge Primary School, London, 1999 - 2000

Teacher - Bruce Grove Junior School, London, 1998 - 1999



Masters Degree, ICT in Education - Institute of Education (University of London)


In the Media

Listen to Paul’s interview on the Canterbury Tech EPIC podcast

Paul’s Story on ChristchurchNZ