Sixth Form Staff

Ms Jay Livesey, MA (UCL) – Head of Sixth Form

Jay completed an MA in History at UCL before completing a PGCE at the Institute of Education. She has over 20 years of experience in academic and pastoral leadership roles. Jay was Head of History and Politics and Assistant Head of Sixth Form at a state school in Barnet. She was subsequently Head of History, Politics, and History of Art at St Helen’s, Northwood, and Head of Humanities at Maidavale School, a co-educational independent school in the capital, prior to joining John Lyon.

Philip Berry

Mr Philip Berry, BA (Bristol), Head of Upper Sixth

After graduating from the University of Bristol with a BA in Hispanic Studies, Philip worked in the advertising industry for five years before undertaking a PGCE at the Institute of Education. He has been a Head of Year across different year groups and enjoys the pastoral opportunities that this offers. Philip is also Head of Spanish with the responsibility for ensuring excellent academic results.

Nicholas Arratoon

Mr Nicholas Arratoon, MChem (Dunelm) MA (Open), Head of Lower Sixth & UCAS Coordinator
Nicholas joined John Lyon in 2018 as Head of Chemistry.  Along with his Master of Chemistry degree, Nicholas also holds a Master’s degree in music and is a keen semi-professional singer and instrumentalist.  He brings significant teaching experience from previous roles in renowned independent schools and alongside his teaching role at John Lyon, he coordinates the School’s UCAS applications, and plays a key role in supporting pupils through the process.

Morgan White

Dr Morgan White, BA (Econ) Hons, MA (Econ), PhD (Manchester), FHEA, FRSA, Oxbridge Coordinator

Morgan graduated in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Manchester where he stayed on to conduct research for his doctorate in political and economic theory. He has since taught Economics, Politics, Philosophy and Sociology at several schools and universities, including the University of Cambridge. Morgan is a member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and has presented his work at international conferences and published in academic journals. He is the author of Towards a Political Theory of the University: Public Reason, Democracy, and Higher Education (Routledge, 2017) and Head of Economics at John Lyon. He helps prepare Sixth Form students for the application processes to Oxford and Cambridge universities.