Chris Jones

CEO, Director, Founder

Chris Jones BTech (Hons) NPQH has 35 years experience as an educator and leader. He previously worked as a secondary school teacher, senior leader, governor, trust director and charity leader. Since starting CJ Learning in 2010 Chris has worked for many schools and academies, providing fast intervention, turn-around, and school efficiency and improvement programmes. He is currently a secondary school governor, director of a primary multi-academy trust – focusing on finance, and trustee and director of a London-based trust with strong nursery provision.

Building on the success of his SMARTcurriculum® Method – used by many mutli-academy trusts and over 100 schools across the country – Chris launched the sister company, CJL Technologies, in 2018. CJLT has developed and launched the ground-breaking SMARTcurriculum® App, an online tool enabling senior leaders to assess, analyse and model the efficiency, effectiveness and ethics of their curriculum using easy-to-use dashboards.

With a reputation for an intelligent and empathetic management style, Chris and the team are experienced leaders and practitioners who will work with staff on curriculum leadership; organisational management including timetable systems, HR and appointment systems; as well as assessment systems and many other learning based development practices.

Chris is passionate about making systems work, ‘walking the walk, not just talking the talk.’

“A wealth of experience, detailed knowledge and understanding of curriculum, qualifications, timetabling and teaching. This level of expertise is not easily found in the sector. I would recommend Chris every time.”       Stephen Chamberlain, CEO Challenger Multi-Academy Trust

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