John has worked in education for over 20 years, both in England and Wales, first as a teacher, Deputy Headteacher, Acting Headteacher and then later as a Diocesan Schools Consultant for the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. Presently John works for the Church in Wales as Diocesan Director of Education for the Diocese on a part-time basis as well as an education consultant and as a registered assessor the SMSC Quality Mark.
John is always keen to study and is a present studying ‘Theology for Life’ with St Padarn’s Institute and is in the process of becoming a SIAMS inspector and critical reader. John is also working on developing and incorporating digital literacy into RE and PSE teaching. John is a member of the Church in Wales’s curriculum review team, working Welsh Government on curriculum development linked to Humanities and Health and Wellbeing.
John has a keen interest in Values Education, after working at a pioneer school in England, transferring these skills whilst working in schools in Wales, focusing upon school ethos and vision. John has recently won a Christian Aid Diamond Award for his work as schools innovator. John is a strong advocate of the inquiry approach to teaching, which enables children to ask the ‘Big Questions’. John is passionate and excited about teaching and exploring spirituality from the pupils own unique starting points as well as developing thinking skills