Daniel is Co-creator and editor of @_Morethanajob podcast. He is a Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning and has been a qualified teacher for over 11 years experiencing a range of settings and contexts. Daniel qualified with a 2:1 Ba (Hons) in Business Management and Law, his specialist subjects include Business, Politics & Law at both GCSE and A-Level.
As a senior leader he has portrayed high standards to all members of school communities by setting out a clear vision of fun, passion, commitment and consistency within in his roles, building a strong presence and having gravitas within school communities to inspire trust, confidence and commitment. He has experience leading on multiple whole school initiatives in all areas of senior leadership focussed on whole school improvement.
Daniel has a passion for enhancing life opportunities for young people through building systems that embed strong culture, experience, recognition and identity.
Daniel led and implemented a widening of the curriculum area to a new lesson for students called ‘Wider Perspectives’. This is with a clear intent to broaden knowledge of wider issues, with the themes of Humanities, Science, Business, Law and Current affairs being the basis of the curriculum study. This has embedded further cross-curricular support and learning to ensure all students develop and extend fundamental skills in literacy and numeracy to support their academic journey. This is in addition to students understanding the wider world and how it may influence them and how they may influence the world and build the components of their own cultural literacy, significantly impacting on future understanding and access to texts, experiences and the 21st century world. Students experience topics including British history, British values, criminal law, business & enterprise, climate change, significant moments in history, space exploration and conspiracy theories.
Daniel is a sports fan, playing cricket, golf and road cycling. He is a fan of Manchester United FC. He has a huge interest in current affairs and politics.
James is Co-creator of @_Morethanajob podcast. He has been a qualified teacher of religious education for 16 years, having gained a degree in Philosophy and Theology at Exeter University. He is currently employed as a pastoral senior leader, having previously run an outstanding department in a Catholic School.
As a senior leader, James has always looked to portray the highest of standards and look to change the lives of students not only whole school, but in the classroom through his passion and love of teaching. He is enthusiastic and has a skill in building positive relationships with students of all backgrounds so that he can develop each student into the whole person for the 21st Century.
In his current role, James has been a catalyst for change revolutionising the whole school careers policy and provision and winning national awards for the virtual packages that he developed throughout the pandemic. As part of a strong, dynamic pastoral team he has been part of a hugely successful House Team that has changed the landscape of his current school, which continues to grow and enrich the lives of the young people he cares for.
James is a life-long Liverpool football club fan, a huge film buff, and most importantly a devoted father to three girls.