What is “A Head Of Our Time”?

A Head Of Our Time is a series of exclusive and inspiring interviews with school leaders who share the inside track on how they have achieved successful educational performance.

Who is John Bishop?

John Bishop is pioneering a movement to improve the education, wellbeing and life chances of children in the UK.

A qualified teacher, school governor and fellow of both the RSA and RSPH, John has been responsible for delivering innovative educational programmes in over 1,000 primary schools in England and Wales during a career that spans over 20 years in the health and education sectors.

Katy B performs at Birmingham Pride in Birmingham UK 28/05/2016, Birmingham UK.
John Bishop

As Founder, Co-Owner and Managing Director of Evolve, a multi-award winning social enterprise, John has been instrumental in developing a new occupation that addresses multiple challenges facing our next generation. His team of highly trained, skilled and motivated Health Mentors work alongside teaching staff in some of the country’s most challenging schools to facilitate learning, transform culture and affect change.

He has worked in conjunction with sector skills councils and awarding organisations to develop qualifications and raise the profile of vocational training. John has recently developed a bespoke Level 4 qualification for Health Mentors and is heavily involved in the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Programme.

John has shared his work all over the world in countries including Slovenia, Croatia, the Netherlands, Dubai and Malaysia where he was asked to deliver a presentation on social entrepreneurship at a global enterprise summit.

John’s determination to help transform a generation of children and young people has seen him collaborate on projects with some of the country’s leading authorities on the subject including Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green, former president of the British Medical Association, who has said:

I have the highest regard for John.  It has been a privilege and delight to work with such an able man who cares passionately about improving the outcomes for young people.

Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green Kt.

Professor of Advocacy for Children and Childhood, Nottingham Trent University 

Professor Emeritus of Child Health, University College London