Jodh Dhesi’s academic background is in linguistics and literature. He graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge, with a first class degree in Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Italian). He taught in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, before taking on middle and senior leadership roles for Parkside Federation Academies. He has been Headteacher of Parkside Community College since 2015. He is Chair of the Cambridge City Behaviour and Attendance Improvement Partnership.