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Across our schools, we have developed a collaborative approach to leadership. Each Head leads their own school, whilst also engaging with colleagues to be leaders for the whole Foundation. 

Head of Junior School Dame Bradbury's

James McCaughran

James McCaughran joined the Stephen Perse Foundation in September 2022 directly from his role as Deputy Head Teacher at Ipswich Prep School.

James was Deputy Head at Ipswich Prep School for seven years where he led on delivering excellent academic, co-curricular and pastoral care for the whole school community. In this role he also led the Prep community as Digital Lead and Head of Computing providing a stimulating digital curriculum to inspire the next generation of digital citizens.

Previous to his role in Ipswich, James held the post of Director of Co-curriculum at the Perse Prep School in Cambridge, where he was responsible for creating and implementing a vision for an outstanding enrichment programme.

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