Jim Stearns

Deputy Principal / Head of Secondary School, Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS)

Jim has been Deputy Principal and Head of Secondary School at VISS since August 2014. VISS is a collaboration between the Government of Sharjah and Victoria, Australia and is Australian Curriculum K-10 and then International Baccalaureate. Jim has taught in a number of UK state and independent schools in his 25+ year career, including over five years as Headmaster of Shoreham College, an all-through primary and secondary school near Brighton, England. A trained physics teacher, Jim has also specialised in the use of IT in education, serving on national advisory committees, writing articles and speaking at conferences on this and other topics. During his UK headship he has been an active member of the Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) serving on the national executive and chairing its Academic Policy Committee through a period of extensive curriculum change in the UK. He has worked with Apple as a trainer since 2015 and spoken at a number of conferences since moving to the UAE.

 

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Edtech in action

14 November 2021 | 15:50 - 16:10 | English | Enhancing data tools for student engagement

The presentation will be about our transition from a single MIS school to an MIS group of schools and how we are using the tools and the data to analyse and increase our support for students onsite and online in these challenging times.