SS Asst Head (Year 7 - Year 8), History Teacher, SS House Co-ordinator
John Allen is a History specialist. He joined us from a local Korean school here in Seoul. John read History at the University of Leicester and then went on to complete an MA in International Relations and World Order. He first came to Korea in 2001 to teach English and continued his English teaching journey with spells in Japan and Singapore. After eight years as an English teacher John returned to the UK to complete his History PGCE at the University of Bristol. John has taught across all secondary year groups and has experience teaching IGCSE and IB courses in both History and English B. John spent four years developing pastoral leadership skills and nurturing student engagement as a Year 7 and Year 8 tutor and Model United Nations co-ordinator. Outside school John enjoys sport and has a particular passion for Leicester City as well being an avid reader of History books. John is accompanied by his wife Jen, who is a peripatetic piano teacher.