At MMU John became Director of Research in the Centre for Urban Education (CUE), an organisation established in partnership with Manchester City Council with a remit to improve educational standards, teacher recruitment and teacher retention in the City.
At CUE he developed innovative methods of training young people in both Primary and Secondary schools to undertake research into the impact of their own learning.
John holds degrees from Leeds University, Glasgow University and the University of Manchester and has been involved in research and evaluation projects focused on, among others, sustainability education, urban regeneration and social justice. Whilst at CUE he was involved in developing a response to the Learning Together to be Safe agenda as part of the PREVENT Programme in collaboration with a consortium of NW Constabularies.
He has spoken at many national and international conferences and is the editor of four books.
She has worked across several industries and sectors in HR roles - telecommunications, pharmacy and third sector. Vicky’s current role is Head of HR Business Partners at the National Trust, which involves managing a team with national coverage and also holding a wider leadership role as part of the North Regional Management Team.
Vicky joined AtC as a Trustee in December 2018. She is an experienced coach and is passionate about organisational design and development, and creating a positive climate to enable organisational success. She believes that recruiting and developing the best people enables us to do the best for our students.