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Leo Jones - Director

Leo Jones


Starting his career as a social worker in Hull, Leo worked in a range of frontline and senior leadership roles across a number of local authorities before joining IMPOWER. This has included at Head of Service and Deputy Director level, where he oversaw a range of services including commissioning, school improvement and High Needs. Since joining IMPOWER, Leo has led on a variety of complex whole system transformation programmes across Children’s and Adults Services and talked at a number of regional and national conferences on the future of Children’s Services. He is passionate about demonstrating impact and value from the precious funding available to public services to maximise peoples life chances.

One of the few remaining Bolton Wanderers fans, outside of work Leo enjoys football, family time with his two children and has a passion for the outdoors.

Recent Insights from Leo Jones

High Needs 2020: which councils are best?

Our list of the best performing councils for High Needs, as published by The MJ

September 3, 2020

Local High Needs systems should set a shared ambition

Working with people across the High Needs system, we have set 10 system ambitions to drive effective support in High Needs

July 23, 2020

High Needs Roundtable 2: setting out system ambitions

As uncertainty continues over when and how children will fully return to the classroom, system ambitions must be set to support children with SEND.

June 16, 2020