Jonathan Winch was educated at The Latymer School, Edmonton, and then at Durham University where he combined the study of philosophy and psychology with mathematics. He has worked in education all his professional life.
His connection with the Emmanuel Schools Foundation began in 1994, when he joined Emmanuel College as Head of Mathematics, before serving as Vice Principal and then Principal. Jonathan led Emmanuel College for twelve years, from 2004 to 2016, during which time the school maintained an unbroken record of outstanding Ofsted Inspections and consistently achieved examination results placing the school in the top twenty comprehensives of the nation. He is a National Leader of Education.
Jonathan is married to Julie, and their four children all attended Emmanuel. He holds a leadership role in a local church (where he is also a pianist) and enjoys hill walking, reading, travel and ideas.