Jonathan Wood, OpAL Specialist Teacher, Theatre Studies and English Teacher & Examinations Officer

 

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 teaching students with dyslexia throughout the senior school; teaching Theatre Studies in the Sixth Form; teaching KS3 English; co-ordinating internal and external school exams.

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 almost tangible sense of welcome and the relaxed yet purposeful attitude between students and staff has remained a constant at WGS since I came for the Open Day in 1993: that’s the school’s unique quality.”

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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