The PNE Podcast – Episode 5, Jonny Wathen

In this episode, Jack chats with Jonny Wathen, Chief Information Officer at Wellspring Academy Trust. Jonny takes us on his journey from being a keen sportsperson with an interest in technology, a brief stint as quantity surveyor apprentice and work for NHS Direct to his current as CIO at a large academy trust.

Jonny describes how his varied career path – working in further education, providing summer camps and sports coaching for primary age children, being a curriculum leader in a secondary school – have given him different perspectives which aid him in his role today.

Jonny and Jack also discuss how a background in Physical Education shapes school leaders, and how Jonny’s passion for transformation in education drives his decision-making and leadership style.

This episode is sponsored by Guide Teacher Development.


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