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James Davidson – Headteacher

James started his teaching career sixteen years ago at Humphry Davy School in Penzance, and has lived in Cornwall ever since. He was later employed at Mounts Bay Academy as Director of Sport and then Assistant Headteacher. In 2010 he joined The Roseland Community College as First Deputy Headteacher where he held both pastoral and curriculum responsibilities. 

James lives near Perranporth with his wife and young daughters and completely understands why, as parents, we want the very best for our children. He feels very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world and take advantage of this by spending time with his family on our wonderful beaches and in the countryside. He continues to pursue competitive sport particularly surfing, triathlon and golf. 

As someone for whom education has made a real difference, he is thrilled to be leading a school which provides such fantastic opportunities to young people in the Truro area. 

James is a firm believer that young people learn in different ways and in diverse places both within and beyond the classroom. He has an excellent local knowledge of the challenges that face the students and staff. Our young people are our community’s future and there is no greater responsibility than helping them to find their way to the right career for them, developing their social skills and their moral compass. 

James was delighted to be appointed Headteacher of Penair School in 2015. It has been an exciting time for him in this role, building further on the many fantastic academic, pastoral, creative and sporting achievements of the school. James feels it is a great privilege to lead such a highly committed staff who he knows are determined to get the very best for all students.