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James Capper

  • Job title: Head Of Department-Sport & Exercise(Tef)
  • Department: School of Life Sciences and Education

Background

I graduated from Loughborough University in 2001 with a BSc in Physical Education and Sports Science and then completed an MSc in Information Technology. I completed a P.G.C.E. and taught for several years whist also holding whole school and college responsibilities for pastoral care, CPD, I.T training and coaching and mentoring development.

Teaching developed into a national role with the Youth Sport Trust within their Specialism Strategy team and the role involved working with Head Teachers and school staff in a network of over 500 schools and academies. This work included media and presenting experience as well as leadership and project management of an education strategy strand for London 2012. Other areas of work include the creation of an online case study system to support schools in sharing successful learning strategies, an international project with American schools and presentations at national conferences. More recently I have developed by experience of academy leadership via governor and vice chair of governing body roles.

My teaching, research and interests span a broad range of education types and phases including; primary, middle, secondary, special and academy. I am especially interested in the two way knowledge transfer between schools/academies and universities and the benefits of such relationships to learners.