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James Etherton

BSc, PGCE, MA

Subject: Business and Economics

I have always had a passion for Business and Economics since I studied the subjects at school. From those early days, it became clear to me that they would form the basis of my future career. I furthered my studies in these areas by gaining a BSc Combined Hons Degree in Economics with Politics at Loughborough University. During my time studying there, I realised that I wanted to pass my knowledge onto others, and discovered that teaching was something that I wished to pursue. I subsequently gained my PGCE in Business and Economics Education from the University of Warwick, where I later returned to complete my Masters in Business and Enterprise Education.

I have taught in a range of schools in my 13 years of teaching, from a top performing grammar school in Warwickshire to an independent school in Buckinghamshire. I have held the positions of Head of Vocational Education and Director of Learning in my previous schools, and am currently the Head of Business and Economics at a successful rural secondary school. My experience in these different roles in different settings has allowed me to hone my teaching practise and further develop my skills base.

I have taught a wide variety of Business and Economics qualifications, both at IGCSE and A Level. I have a particular passion for vocational education and believe that there are many different pathways for students to fulfil their potential. Indeed, one of the reasons why I am excited to be part of the Wolsey Hall team is that I can reach more students, and help develop students’ love of lifelong learning.

Outside of education, I love spending time with my young family and helping to teach my young son about the world. My hobbies include watching and playing sport, particularly cricket and football, as well as keeping up to date with news and current affairs.

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