John was recruited to work with Alps in 2008, while he was working at Little Heath Comprehensive School. At Little Heath, John used Alps to achieve top 2% performance in value-added terms. He also worked with schools regionally and nationally through the Raising Achievement Partnership Programme. Despite leaving Little Heath in 2012, John works as an associate for seven secondary schools and is the secondary advisor for an academy group.
Interesting fact: In Sixth Form John’s Headmaster told him ‘nobody in this school can think of anything good to say about you in your university reference’. Needless to say, he had no university interviews just straight rejections. The rest, as they say, is history.