Jamie McNamara began his teaching career as a primary school teacher in Wandsworth in South London. Shortly after qualifying as a teacher, Jamie was recognised for his ability to teach English effectively and for his ability to use different behaviour management strategies for the benefit of the children in his classes. As such, Jamie became a leading literacy teacher in Wandsworth and supported teachers from other schools in South London develop their ability to teach English. After 3 years teaching at a school recognised as outstanding by Ofsted, Jamie decided to challenge himself and move to a local school that had been identified as failing. During his time at the school leading English, levels of Reading and Writing in the school improved and the school was moved out of special measures by Ofsted.
Jamie has spent the last 9 years of his career teaching internationally at Dulwich College Beijing and Dulwich College Seoul. During his 6 years in Seoul, Jamie’s curriculum team received wide spread recognition in the UK for their innovative use of assessment to support learning. His team also won an international school award for the innovative development of their mathematics curriculum.
Jamie has a Master’s Degree in Advanced Educational Practice from the Institute of Education in London and is passionate about using educational research to improve the outcome of students.