John studied Philosophy and Theology at the National University of Ireland, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He studied for his PGCE at University of London, Goldsmiths College and also obtained a Masters Degree in Educational Management from The Open University. In his teaching career he taught in secondary schools in Essex and London and was Head of Theology and Philosophy at St Dominic’s Sixth Form College, Harrow on the Hill. In September 1992, John was promoted to Deputy Headship at All Hallows Catholic School in Farnham, Surrey and in April 2000 he was appointed Head Teacher of St Simon Stock Catholic School in Maidstone, Kent. In September 2010, he became the first Principal of The John Wallis Church of England Academy which opened in September 2010. John is a Member of Benenden Remuneration and Education Committees. He is also a Trustee of ‘Aquila’, the Diocese of Canterbury Multi Academy Trust.