John studied at Birmingham University before completing a PGCE at Exeter University. He started teaching in Primary Schools in Nottingham in September 2004. He has been subject leader for PE, Science, Computing across a range of Primary Schools in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City. John qualified as a SENCo through Nottingham Trent University and has worked as a SENCo in Primary Schools. In his spare time he enjoys sports and is a keen Sunderland fan. John joined the Evolve Trust in January 2019, establishing the brand new Nurture provision at the Westfield site. He is Associate Assistant Headteacher and oversees SMSC and British Values across the Academy.