Jon Gilbert, Professional Learning and Improvement Director

Jon joined The Two Counties Trust in the role of Professional Development Director in June 2022.

He is responsible for ensuring that the Trust’s strategic anchor of Putting People First is a reality. He works in collaboration with colleagues across the Trust, and outside it, to provide outstanding professional development opportunities for all TTCT staff.  Jon ensures that talent within the organisation is developed and can flourish, so that the students in our care receive the best education and experiences possible.

Jon holds a BA(hons) in Philosophy and Theology and a Masters in Theological Research, both from the University of Durham. Prior to joining the Trust, Jon worked for over a decade as an RE, Philosophy, Ethics and Sociology teacher at Dixons Academies Trust. He worked in three separate outstanding schools within the Trust and on the senior teams of two of them, latterly as All-through Vice Principal of Dixons Trinity Chapeltown in Leeds.  His main areas of responsibility as a senior leader have been teaching and learning and professional development. Jon has made contributions to a number of national teaching and leadership professional development programmes including the Exemplary Leadership Programme, the Coaching Collective and the Star Institute Instructional Coaching course with Jesse Corburn.

Jon is very proud to be the Trust’s first Professional Development Director and, as characterised by his legacy sentence ‘He helped me to get better’, he is driven by the belief that, as professionals, we can all get a little bit better every single day.