"Don't get too far ahead of yourself, because if you're always looking at the next thing, you'll never be happy in your current role." - James Hodgson
James Bedford if the Headteacher at Bedford School, Bedfordshire. He has over Listen to how James began his teaching career after the dream of being a professional cricketer didn't materialise. He initially worked for Ernst and Young and after learning how much he hated that job, he decided to find a working environment that he would love and appreciate.
Listen to Jame's path from teaching Classics in Australia to Headship at Bedford School and the fantastic "Movember" YouTube videos you'll need to watch.
[00:35] James route into teaching
[08:36] James route to middle management
[10:11] Enjoying Senior Leadership and never planning for it.
[11.31] Who moulded James SLT path
[14:17] Going into SLT with your eyes open!
[16:36] Initiatives in school Digitally preparing pupils for the working world, Partnerships with local schools, charities and business, Entrapreunerialism in school
[29:13] Movember at Bedford School
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Contact James at school here
Bedford School Twitter - Facebook
Movember YouTube video