James studied physics at Nottingham University, and returned to study a PGCE. He taught physics and science in Nottingham before moving further afield to London and then Thailand. He has also been an examiner for AQA physics examinations.
Upon leaving teaching, James joined Pearson Edexcel. Initially based in England, James then moved to the UAE where he worked with schools and stakeholders in the Middle East to support curriculum development and vocational courses as well as supporting teachers in using data and technology to raise attainment.
James has also worked with organisations to develop admissions tests for university courses, as well as developing online assessment solutions for professional organisations.
James travels extensively, regularly speaking at conferences and visiting individual schools to understand their needs and support their mission to provide the very best education for their students.
25 February 2020 | 14:30 - 15:30 | CAT4 Masterclass for Future Leaders: Ensuring your school is using CAT4 data to drive school performance.
Schools across the UAE now have access to CAT4 data for all their students. Future Leaders will have the opportunity to embrace and use this data to support both whole school improvement and professional development across their future teams. This short “Masterclass” has been developed specifically to motivate and inspire Future Leaders in ensuring they get maximum value from their data.
• Build understanding of the range, depth and value of the CAT4 reports and how the data can support their school improvement strategies
• Reflect on how different colleagues across the school will develop professionally by the use the data through different lenses
• Highlight how Cognitive Ability data can be used alongside attainment & wellbeing data to provide additional insight to support school evaluations and development plans.
• Provide a basis of an action plan for school leaders to embed good assessment practice throughout their school