Jonathan Wood, Assistant Head (Academic Administration); Examinations Officer; OpAL Specialist Teacher; Drama and Theatre Studies Teacher

 

Wolverhampton Grammar School
Compton Road
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV3 9RB

jrw@wgs-sch.net

  • BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies with French Studies
  • MA (Ed) Education Studies specialising in Dyslexia

Jon is responsible for academic administration in the Senior School including reporting and use of data, co-ordinates external and internal examinations, teaches in the OpAL Department, and teaches KS3 Drama and A-Level Theatre Studies.

Jon is interested in the influence that the dramatic arts can have on young people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties and, in 2014, completed a research project on the perceived benefits such individuals have of participation in theatrical projects.

Directing school theatrical productions is Jon’s main extra-curricular focus, having been involved in the Lower and Middle school plays since starting teaching at WGS in 2007. Jon now co-directs the Senior production.

Jon’s teaching career began in the state sector in 2005 where he worked closely with dyslexic students and young people in a Further Education college who had been excluded from mainstream education. He has worked for Wolverhampton Grammar School since 2007, but was also a student at the school between 1994 and 2001.

“The way in which our school values the individual and fosters every child’s abilities and interests is unique. Our teachers and students come together to accept and embrace one another’s differences to create a genuinely happy and supportive community environment.”

Jon lives locally and is self-confessed geek, enjoying film, retro TV and theatre, alongside amassing an embarrassingly large collection of modern and vintage Lego.

 

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