John has worked in education for over 20 years, both in England and Wales, first as a teacher, Deputy Head teacher, Acting Head teacher 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 of Swansea and Brecon 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 become a SIAMS inspector and critical reader. John is a member of several SACRE and WASACRE, as well as 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 whistle 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 enquiry approach to teaching, which enables children to ask the ‘Big Questions’ after studying for a Farmington Scholarship. John is passionate and excited about teaching SMSC, RE and exploring spirituality from the pupils own unique starting points as well as developing thinking skills. John finds that once familiar with these concepts, teachers at whatever level are able to apply the skills to many other areas of the curriculum.Back