Dame Sue John


Sue has been headteacher at Lampton School, a large multi-ethnic mixed school in the centre of Hounslow, since 1997. The school has moved from being a low-performing, unpopular school to a school that is now oversubscribed and has achieved an outstanding grading by Ofsted. She is a member of the Future Leaders’ Project Board and is also a member of the Department for Education Secondary Headteachers’ Reference Group.

Career highlights include:

  • City Challenge Director of the London Leadership Strategy, secondary (current)
  • National Leader of Education
  • project manager for some of the intensive support packages provided for schools in challenging circumstances
  • Honorary Fellow, Brunel University

Previous roles in government

  • Non-executive board member