Prior to joining SISRA, John had a varied and interesting career path. Following a practical apprenticeship in plumbing after leaving school, his love of both computers and music led him to study the technology of engineering in musical recording. Whilst still a personal passion, his career path deviated towards data analysis, first for a utilities maintenance organisation, and then for a premier solicitors.
John started his journey into the world of education at a Manchester school in 2013, working in a small data and exams department with a focus on using SISRA Analytics for the school’s data analysis. During his time there he perfected the school’s use of SISRA, as well as becoming an adept user of SIMS for data and exams purposes.
John has developed and delivered many in-house training programmes on the use of SISRA Analytics. This experience and knowledge of the system opened the door for John to join the consultancy team at SISRA in April 2017, covering schools across North West England, Yorkshire, and Derbyshire.
“John answered all of our questions and his grasp and knowledge of our problems and issues was excellent. In our opinion, the session and the “SISRA consultancy” represents excellent value for money. It was a real boost for us to be able to confirm what aspects of our approaches were correct. John’s time and patience when we needed to clarify the capabilities and limitations of certain aspects of the software were also much appreciated.”
Data Manager, North Yorkshire
“Someone completely new to Sisra/school data was in the session and John made loads of effort to explain basic aspects of school headline figures etc. He was a fantastic trainer in this respect and made everyone feel very comfortable.”
Vice Principal, Kirklees
“John has been extremely supportive both on the day & since.”
Associate Principal, Slough
“This was an extremely effective half-day consultancy. John was able to suggest and implement a number of changes in our SISRA set-up which will improve the provision to the school.”
Assessment Manager, Lancashire
“John went above and beyond in his quest to help us get the setup right so that we can use the data effectively.”
Exams and Data Officer, Kirklees