Jim has been Deputy Principal and Head of Secondary School at VISS since August 2014. Jim has taught in a number of UK state and independent schools in his 20+ year career, including over five years as Headmaster of Shoreham College, an all-through primary and secondary school near Brighton, England. A trained physics teacher, Jim has also specialised in the use of IT in education, serving on national advisory committees, writing articles and speaking at conferences on this and other topics. During his UK headship he has been an active member of the Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) serving on the national executive and chairing its Academic Policy Committee through a period of extensive curriculum change in the UK. Since arriving in the UAE, he has also qualified as an Apple Education Trainer.