John is a campaigner, storyteller, writer and broadcaster, who has spent his career working with voluntary, educational and charitable organisations in the United Kingdom and around the world. Professionally, he is the Chief Executive of the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, Cats Protection.
After leaving Wycliffe with A levels in English, French, Maths and Politics, John studied Drama and English at Bristol University. He started his career as a teacher, working with children and young people in a variety of situations, ranging from schools in suburban England to refugee camps in Uganda. He became a Headteacher at 28, going on to develop a reputation for regenerating underperforming institutions. John has since been the national Education Director of Business in the Community, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise and Secretary General of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
John is a former non-executive director of UNICEF, helped to found ‘Teach First’ in the UK, and is a past Vice Chairman of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. He is a visiting lecturer in education and corporate social responsibility at Oxford Brookes, Surrey and Leicester De Montfort universities, and is a trustee of the Marine Society and Sea Cadets. He holds an honorary doctorate in sociology from the University of Bolton. He is one of Stonewall’s National Ambassadors, helping the charity continue its work for acceptance for all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. As a Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, he leads on areas of interest related to young people and animal welfare.
Liz attended Bassaleg Grammar School and graduated with a degree in Zoology, specialising in Physiology and Immunology, from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Richard (OW 1977-1989) spent his childhood in Gloucestershire and started his Wycliffe education in Lower Prep.
Caroline graduated from Aberdeen University with an MA in Geography with Economics.
Lynn is a retired Prep School Headteacher. She graduated from the University of London with a degree in Biological Sciences and a PGCE in Science Education.
Lewis Faulkner studied Biological Sciences at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford before completing his PGCE at New College, Oxford.
Jody has spent in excess of 20 years defining and delivering technology strategy, across numerous people focused service businesses, both across the UK and internationally.
Will was educated at Charterhouse, studied Agricultural Sciences at Newcastle University and served in the British Army.
Lucy was educated at Charlton Park, Cheltenham and went to Wycliffe for 6th form.
Alison (OW, 1994-2011) attended Wycliffe from Nursery through to Sixth Form and went on to study English Literature and Drama at University in Cardiff.
Simon, an OW, studied Estate Management at Reading University following which he joined a surveying practice in Birmingham.
Yemi worked in the Oral and maxillofacial hospital departments around the UK before he settled in Gloucestershire, where he set up and managed dental practices. His two children are currently both in the Senior School.
John was educated at Dulwich College and completed a History Degree at Pembroke College, Cambridge and then a PGCE at the Institute of Education, Cambridge University
James has enjoyed a career as a Chartered Building Surveyor working on the design, repair and maintenance of many different types of property with a particular emphasis on School facilities and Historic Buildings.