Council’s £170,000 per year education chief is set to retire

Inside Croydon

Paul Greenhalgh, one of Croydon Council’s most senior executives, is to retire from his job in Fisher’s Folly this summer.

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Aged 61, Greenhalgh will step down from his £170,000 per year position as “Executive Director, People” at the end of July, undoubtedly taking advantage of the redundancy terms currently on offer at the council.

Greenhalgh joined Croydon five years ago, having previously worked in a similar post at Southend in Essex. “I’m looking to my personal future and the other things that I would like to do with my life before I become too old to do so,” he said in an official council statement issued this morning.

But the announcement of his retirement comes within a fortnight of the latest report critical of Croydon schools’ performances on Greenhalgh’s watch.

Greenhalgh’s department, previously known as “children, families and learning”, was subject to…

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