"Dame Sue was the headteacher of Lampton School in Hounslow from 1997 to 2015... Dame Sue has held directorships at the DFE, Future Leaders and Teaching Leaders and is currently a Director of Turner Schools Academy Trust.
"Dame Sue is a member of the Sutton Trust Education Advisory Group and of the Royal Society’s education committee. She is currently involved with two major educational charities and is the Chair of the Brilliant Club Board of Trustees, a Teach First Innovation Partner." 
"Dame Sue John: Sue has been headteacher at Lampton School, a large multi-ethnic mixed school in the centre of Hounslow, since 1997. The school has moved from being a low-performing, unpopular school to a school that is now oversubscribed and has achieved an outstanding grading by Ofsted. Lampton is a Training School and a National Teaching School. In 2000 Dame Sue was awarded an honorary fellowship from Brunel University in recognition of her contribution to the university. Dame Sue is the secondary Director of the London Leadership Strategy and a National Leader of Education. She has worked as a National Leader of Education and as project manager for some of London’s most challenging and complex schools. Dame Sue is a member of the Future Leaders’ Project Board, a member of the DfE Secondary Headteachers’ Reference Group and now serves as a non-executive director on the DfE Board. In 2011, Dame Sue was awarded a DBE for services to education." 
- Executive Director, Challenge Partners
- Chair, Brilliant Club
- Department for Education
- Teaching Leaders