Dr Simon and Dr Jo Walker
by Dr Jo Walker
Dr Jo Walker
D Prof, BA (Hons), QTS, Prof Dip (Adv. Executive Coaching)
Jo has worked in education for twenty five years. Having been an OFSTED outstanding practitioner for ten years, she spent eight years as a BESD (behavioural, emotional, social difficulties) consultant for the local authority. Over this period she innovated and implemented award winning county-wide initiatives to support healthy, well-regulated adolescent development in schools. She returned to school leadership as an academic deputy head in a large inner city state school, before taking on a role as a school consultant and coach in the independent sector.
In 2016 Jo completed her doctoral study in adolescent self-regulation, which underpins the academic foundations of AS Tracking, the Footprints PSHE curriculum and Steering Parents.
As a teacher, advisor and parent Jo is passionate about resourcing fellow parents with practical, academically robust strategies to nurture rounded, healthy children able to make wise choices. Jo is a director of Mind.World, co-author of AS Tracking and leads the growing team of AS Tracking trainers and consultants.
Dr Simon P. Walker
DProf, MTh, MA Oxon, BTh, MBPsS
Simon is a cognitive scientist, an Honorary Fellow at Bristol Graduate School of Education and a qualified member of the British Psychological Society. He taught graduate leadership at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University for seven years, and has been a consultant to blue chip corporate firms including Accenture, KPMG and PWC. He has written several books about Steering Cognition in leadership and organisations.
Simon first studied Biology at Oxford University. He was awarded his DProf in Public Works for his contribution to professional fields of undefended leadership from Winchester University. He also holds Honours and Masters degrees in Theology from Oxford.
As a scientist, an educator and a parent, Simon is committed to the formation of resourceful, wise and resilient young people, able to make wise choices in a complex world. He has designed and led the large quantitative research studies involving more than 10,000 students and 40 schools in the UK and globally to develop the theory and tools behind Steering Parents and AS Tracking.