James Pope

James has been working in education for 22 Years.  For 14 years as a Senior Leader and the last 4 years as a Headteacher.   James is passionate about developing leadership that is inspiring, creative and strategic.  The last year of James’ Headship at Marlwood School was captured by TV cameras as part of the BBC2 series ‘School’.  The series was made with the intention of highlighting, to the public, the challenges being faced by schools and their leaders and to contribute to the debate on Education.  James is the Director of InspirEDucate, a network of individuals and organisations with shared values who are working across the education system to influence policy and practice whilst providing School Leaders with high quality coaching and School Improvement support.  James is also a programme director at Whole Education, an influential network of Trusts and Schools who share the principles of providing young people with a high-quality whole education.

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