Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

Having careered from career to career: radio presenter and producer, successful opera singer, multi-game croupier, voice and classroom teacher, Director of Music, stage director, Governor, Headteacher, Inspector, Examiner, James continues to enjoy a career full of variety, a ‘portfolio’ pathway which is a trait he encourages in staff and pupils alike.

Currently, James’ professional roles are as Headmaster of Forest Preparatory School, Chair of the Local Governing Board for the MAT Hornbeam Academy and a busy ISI Inspector.

James is also General Editor of Cantata Editions: Bringing the music to life!