Alun has over 23 years’ experience gained in five secondary schools, including 13 years at senior leadership level. He has taught in tough inner-city schools, deprived valley schools, a Haberdasher school, outstanding schools, single sex schools and co-ed schools. He has a proven track record of raising standards and school improvement, and has consistently delivered results. At Treorchy Comprehensive School he played a leading role in the school achieving 15 out of 15 excellent grades in an ESTYN inspection – the first school in Wales to achieve this. Along with the founders he set The Fulham Boys School up from scratch. The school is heavily oversubscribed and the school of choice for boys with the means to go to the top schools in West London. Ofsted described the behaviour of the boys as ‘outstanding’ and the ethos as ‘incredible’; the DfE said FBS’ standards and ethos were ‘beyond exceptional’; and when SIAMS inspected they ranked the school as ‘Outstanding’ in all four categories.
He speaks extensively at schools (including Eton College), universities (including Imperial, Kings College and Cambridge), conferences in the UK and overseas. He has written three books and has one more about to be published. He has written articles for The Times, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Daily Express, Times Educational Supplement, Evangelicals Now, Evangelical Times, Evangelical Magazine, the Banner of Truth, Premier Christianity and Tisca. He writes a regular Headmaster’s Blog and has featured on the Radio 4 Analysis programme about ‘the problem with boys’, as well as Radio 5 Live, Panorama, the BBC news and ITV.