Passionate, experienced and inspiring educators.
"The Head Teacher has implemented a robust assessment system, which records and tracks
pupils’ attainment and progress against the school’s curriculum aims. This new framework
has raised expectations and added clarity to teachers’ planning and, consequently, their
teaching. The school’s assessment procedures are underpinned by focused discussions
about the performance of individual pupils. This is allowing leaders and staff to intervene
swiftly, if specific pupils are identified as not making the progress expected of them."
Chair Of Trustees
James has worked for over 30 years in state education, 16 of these as a secondary school Headteacher at both St. Laurence School Bradford on Avon and Cotham School. In 2008 James co-ordinated and published the ‘Dispatches’ Programme for Channel 4 titled ‘Children Left behind’.