Meet our Languages Consultant and Mandarin Course Lead


James Stagg

Languages Consultant and Mandarin Course Lead

James stagg 2When will you see James?

As a Languages trainee teacher, James will be at each specialist Languages training day and as a visiting observer in some of your lessons. As Languages Consultant, James leads on raising attainment and the profile of languages across the Federation, as well as coordinating the Mandarin-specific aspects of the Harris School Direct programme. @HFMandarin


James began studying Mandarin at the University of Central Lancashire. As an undergraduate, James studied Business Management and Chinese, studying in a University in Beijing and doing an internship with a company in Chinese. James began his teaching role at Harris Academy South Norwood as Teacher of Mandarin, progressing on to Subject Leader of Mandarin and then onto Mandarin Consultant for the Federation in September 2016. James has experience of teaching to Secondary and primary students through his role. James’ key interests lie in mentoring new teachers and in encouraging new schools to begin teaching Mandarin as part of their curriculum.

If a man keeps cherishing his own knowledge, so as continually to be requiring new, he may be a teacher of others

- Confucius