Sir Jones is regarded as one of the most entertaining, inspiring and sought-after speakers about education. He has written two books, the best-selling The Magic-Weaving Business and Truancy and Exclusion: a Teacher’s Guide and he has co-authored The H Factor: The Secrets of Happy Schools. Originally a headteacher for 17 years, Sir Jones served on the UK Government’s Policy Action Team for Neighbourhood Renewal. He was also a member of the Headteachers’ National Focus Group on Truancy and Exclusion and of the Excellence in Cities Project at the DfES. A Research Fellow at Lancaster University, he also worked part-time at the Centre for Educational Leadership at Manchester University, where he presented a range of programmes and designed a master’s course on leadership at Liverpool University. He is also a board member of The Bishop Fraser Multi-Academy Trust, Chair of Governors at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, Patron of Vantage Academy Trust and Chancellor of Sefton Children’s University.