My name is James Scutt, and my teacher name is Mr. Scutt. I’m new to Thailand and HeadStart but have been teaching internationally for more than ten years. Before moving to Phuket, I lived in Seoul, South Korea and before that I lived in the Cayman Islands. I was born in Cambridge, England a long time ago. I went to university in London and then started working for City and County Councils for Social Services. That’s where I became passionate about helping people. I trained as a Primary teacher in Portsmouth. After that I became a Computing & ICT specialist and worked with every year group from Nursery to Year 11. I like to challenge myself and took on lots of opportunities including Pastoral, Safeguarding, Education Technology, Teaching and Learning, and Professional Development. I’m also a Council of International Schools Evaluator which means I’m lucky enough to visit other schools around the world to help them become even better. During my teaching career I’ve taught thousands of students from different backgrounds, abilities and passions. I like to come to school every day because it’s the most fun place in the world, and I work with fantastic educators and lots of wonderful children who love to learn - just like me. School and life can be tough sometimes, and I believe it’s really important to talk about how we’re feeling and also ask for help when things get challenging. My role as Deputy Head of Primary (Pastoral) means that I’ll work with all classes, and hopefully together we can keep building on the great work already happening at HeadStart. I like fun sports, scuba diving, cooking, reading, digital painting, writing, photography, going to the gym, and DJing. I like to try new things and try to say yes to opportunities that I’m offered. This year will be an amazing year for all of us at Headstart, and I’m looking forward to creating it with you.