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. He started his teaching career at Whitgift School, a large independent London day and boarding school, as a History Teacher and became Head of Sixth Form. John then worked as a Deputy Head for 11 years, first as Academic Deputy at The Portsmouth Grammar School and then as Senior Deputy Head at Whitgift School.
John was appointed Headmaster of The Royal Grammar School Worcester in 2014 and has also since been appointed Executive Head of The RGS Worcester Family of Schools, which includes four schools, educating 1,650+ pupils aged 2 – 18 years. John was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Worcester in 2022.
John is married to Anna, who is a prep school teacher and Head of Department. They have three children: the eldest is studying at University and the other two attend RGS Worcester. John particularly enjoys sailing as well as all team sports.
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.
John is a campaigner, storyteller, teacher, youth worker, independent diplomat, writer and broadcaster who has spent his career working with and for young people in the UK and around the world.
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.
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.