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Mr James Harrison

Position: 
Head of Secondary
Qualifications: 
EdD (Earning a Doctor of Education) in Sustainability Leadership in Education from the University of Durham MEd (Master's in Education) in Educational Leadership and School Improvement from the University of Cambridge PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) in Physics from the University of Cambridge BSc (Bachelor of Science) in Theoretical Physics from the University of York
I began my career in an Academy in Westminster as a Physics teacher before moving into teaching both Physics and Mathematics at a boarding school in Harrow, London. Following this I ran the Mathematics Department at a Dulwich College in China. During my time there I also coached a competitive and leading Mathematics team that won multiple competitions across Asia. Since then, I was the Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning at a British international school in Astana, Kazakhstan. There I construct the timetables and manage projects related to timetabling for both the Primary and Secondary divisions. Additionally, I was responsible for performance management and academic outcomes in the Secondary division, as well as professional development. Finally, I lead the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essays for the IB (International Baccalaureate®) cohort and teach an IB HL (higher level) mathematics class. Over the years I have enjoyed raising money for charity and attending competitions through my main hobby and interest, which is acrobatic and break dance. I also enjoy playing football and have run CCAs whereby I have trained students in both of these sports in all of the schools I have worked at. I am very much looking forward to aiding in the growth of the Secondary school at The British School of Brasilia.