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Sir John Jones, Inspirational, Motivational and Specialist Education Speaker

There is a small and select band of educational professionals in the UK who have not only had their achievements recognised in the New Year's Honours List, but who are also able to inspire others with their outstanding knowledge, passion and enthusiasm – Sir John Jones is one.

Knighted in 2003 for his services to education, Sir John Jones worked most of his professional life in challenging schools across the North West of England, his last post being the head-teacher of a large secondary school in Merseyside.

His achievements and reputation for straight talking, leadership and creativity led him to be invited onto various organizations, panels and think tanks including the National College for School Leadership, the DfES' Leadership Development Unit, the Teacher Development Agency's National Remodelling Unit and visiting posts with both Manchester and Liverpool Universities.

Sir John Jones, Inspirational, Motivational and Specialist Education Speaker

Sir John Jones, Inspirational, Motivational and Specialist Education Speaker

Sir John Jones  is one of a small, select band of educational professionals who have not only had their achievements recognised in the New Year’s Honours List (2003), but have been able to help and inspire others with their knowledge and passion.

Sir John Jones is one  of the most entertaining, inspiring and sought-after speakers on the global educational stage, his achievements and reputation for straight-talking, leadership and creativity have led him to be invited on to a number of panels and think-tanks.

When Headteacher of three secondary schools over a period of 17 years, Sir John Jones  was asked to join the Government’s Policy Action Team for Neighbourhood Renewal at the Social Exclusion Unit. He was also a member of the Headteachers’ National Focus Group on Truancy and Exclusion and the Excellence in Cities Project at the DfES. Sir John  Jones was part of the National Remodelling Team and the Leadership and Development Unit sponsored by the National College for School Leadership.

Working part-time at the Centre for Educational Leadership at Manchester University, Sir John Jones presented on a range of programmes as well as designing and delivering a Master’s Course at Liverpool University focused on the leadership of change.  A Non-Executive Director on the board of Aintree Hospitals Trust, he was also a Governor of two schools on Merseyside.

Sir John Jones has written two books; ‘Truancy and exclusion: a teacher’s guide’ and the best-selling ‘The Magic-Weaving Business’ and has co-authored ‘Winning the H Factor: the secrets of happy schools’.

Sir John Jones enjoys travelling, keeping fit, the theatre, golf, walking in the mountains and good food and wine.  In his past he has played football semi-professionally and earned his living as a singer/guitarist in a rock duo! He is a season ticket holder for his beloved Everton and feels privileged to be Chair of the Board of ‘Everton in the Community’ and a Governor at The Everton Free School.  Sir John Jones is also proud to be the Chancellor of Sefton’s Children’s University.


Sir John Jones committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals and in the sustained development of organisations by:

Using fully his experience and knowledge.

Helping people and organisations develop their vision for the future.

Promoting collaboration within and between organisations.

Teaching the power of positive goal-setting through hope and optimism.

Enabling organisations to find their own solutions that work.

Building capacity for sustainability.

Sir John Jones, Inspirational, Motivational and Specialist Education Speaker

Sir John Jones ‘I just wanted to thank you personally for the fantastic presentation you gave to our two Primary Conferences last week. Absolutely hit the spot as always. I trust you know the impact you have on Headteachers and how much they take inspiration from your words.’ Director for Learning, Kent

Sir John Jones is a great catalyst when managing a business change programme to make people understand the business imperative for change. He educates, entertains, inspires and motivates in equal measures. He is the best external speaker by far we have used at an event.” Adrian Gorham, O2

Sir John Jones should be compulsory listening for all teachers.’ Teacher, Ogmore School

Sir John Jones made the evening. I was hooked on every word. Life changing.’School Governor

I’ve done a quick analysis of the evaluation sheets and what I have learned is that the single, most important factor in running a successful conference is to invite Sir John Jones as a contributor. There is some spine-tingling stuff.’Yvonne Birch, Conference Organiser, Thurrock

Sir John Jones, I finally got the evaluation scores back for the conference in Denver. These are possibly the best I have ever seen. Way to go!.Karyn Paul, The Hope Foundation, Bloomington, Indiana

Sir John Jones was excellent, inspiring and interesting. I want to take him home.’ AST, Black Country

Sir John Jones  -thank you again and again for addressing our Teach First cohort. Even though they have an intense, fully packed six weeks of training, they’re still referring to your presentation as a highlight of their training.
Amanda Timberg, Director of Regional Development, Teach First

Sir John Jones is inspirational. He should be compulsory listening for every teacher.
Teacher, Risca Community Comprehensive School

‘To be in the presence of Sir John Jones for two days was just brilliant. The skill of speaking without notes, with humour and narrative, power and depth was exceptional. I have enjoyed this course more than any other conference or course I have ever attended’
Deputy Head, Wigan