Jon Palmer – Education Consultant
Jon is our Education Consultant. He has had a professional and personal relationship with our founders Georgie and Sam Devereaux for over twenty years. As a qualified English teacher Jon brings Flying Pickle his expertise in English Literature, curriculum design and pedagogy. He uses this knowledge to design and develop our school workshops alongside our Head of Theatre, Georgie.
Jon’s Academic Credentials and Education Experience
Jon Palmer shares a background in theatre with our founders, having studied Drama alongside Sam in Chichester. Subsequently he has focused his attention on academic pursuits. He graduated with First Class Honours in English Literature and Film studies from Kingston University. Furthermore he read for an MA in Literature, Religion and Philosophy from University of Sussex. Additionally he obtained a PGCE in Secondary English Teaching from Oxford Brookes University.
Following over a decade working in the NHS, Jon trained as an English Teacher in 2014. He has worked in a range of schools in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties. His roles have included classroom teacher, examiner, Head of KS3 and Head of Department. Jon is committed to lifelong learning and professional development. That is to say he has actively engaged in research, to continually improve classroom practice and an understanding of how pupils learn.
Jon has always been a passionate advocate for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, those with special educational needs and LGBTQ+ pupils. As well as being a lifelong reader, Jon believes that access to literature is a fundamental human right. His vast experience has allowed him to bring stories to life for all pupils, regardless of their prior attainment, level of confidence or attitude to learning.
Jon’s Work With Flying Pickle
Jon is based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
As Head of Education, he is responsible for workshop development and improvement, ensuring that our school workshops offer the highest calibre educational content for all pupils.
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