Dr David James

deputy head (academic), Bryanston School

Dr David James is deputy head academic at Bryanston School, an HMC boarding school in Dorset. He has previously worked in a number of high-profile public schools including Wellington College, and was seconded to the Department for Education to work on an independent/state schools partnership project. David is a team inspector for ISI and was recently appointed to their Education Advisory Forum.  He is a columnist for the Times Education Supplement, and has co-edited two books: World Class and, more recently, The State of Independence: key challenges facing private schools today, both published by Routledge.  He is an editor for Cambridge University Press’s ‘School Shakespeare’ series. David was appointed the first Zagat Global Fellow at Riverdale School in New York, an initiative to promote closer links between schools across the world.