Before deciding to teach, Jo studied Biology at The University of Sheffield. Then, having completed her teaching training with Teach First in Tottenham, she taught in Years 3 and 6 for a number of years.
Jo then moved to teach in Hertfordshire and is now a Deputy Headteacher. She originally gained SLE status from the Tollgate Teaching Alliance and has experience in leading Science curriculum design at a variety of primary schools. Jo worked with Haringey Local Authority to implement a new programme of study for the new Science curriculum in schools across the borough. She has led training and support on curriculum planning, assessment in Science and Working Scientifically.