James has been a successful drama teacher for the past 10 years. He has held responsibilities as subject leader and lead practitioner. Recently, he has become an Assistant Head teacher with responsibilities for pastoral systems within the school. As subject leader he successful managed a department of seven who were able to achieve outstanding results across all key stages. He also took responsibility for developing curriculum content for vocational courses delivered within the department. This included musical theatre, technical theatre and acting. He also successfully launched the Drama Academy; a key stage 5 course with the aim of preparing students for a course in Drama & Theatre at Higher Education.
As a Lead Practitioner, James also was responsible for developing and leading whole school inset on active engagement across the curriculum as well as subject specific training sessions for the PGCE Drama course at Goldsmiths University. His work as a Lead Practitioner also allowed him to develop Drama within the primary school and James successfully developed a CPD training course which allowed colleagues within the primary sector to use Drama in order to promote literacy skills at Key Stage.