Jon Sheridan

Jon Sheridan is a Director of Jon Sheridan Consultancy Limited, with over 30 years’ experience as an HR practitioner. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and graduated as an MBA from Warwick University in 2001, where his dissertation was on the development of a Headteacher recruitment and selection service.

Previously Head of HR for Solihull LEA, Jon has over 20 years’ HR experience in local government. His specialism was employee relations and change management. This included supporting schools and chairing the local authority’s Joint Consultative Committee for schools’ staff. He is an experienced trade union negotiator, representing employers at Employment Tribunal. In addition to supporting Solihull Schools on all employee relations matters, Jon also advised schools on Headship appointments and carried out Governor training on headship recruitment, employment law and conditions of service.

On leaving local government Jon worked for a start up company providing HR, payroll and other ‘back office’ services to schools, before moving on to work for a successful education recruitment company.

In recent years Jon has undertaken consultancy work for schools, local authorities and small businesses, as well as advising a recruitment company on safeguarding issues.

For the last 5 years Jon has been a governor of a successful Solihull secondary school that has recently converted to become an Academy.