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James Andrew Nottingham

Nottingham, James

James Nottingham is the founder of Challenging Learning, a company based in the UK, Australia and Scandinavia.  His passion is in transforming the most up-to-date research into strategies that really work in the classroom.  He has been described by the Swedish Teaching Union as “one of the most talked about names in the world of school development.”

Before training to be a teacher, James worked on a pig farm, in the chemical industry, for the American Red Cross and as a sports coach in a school for deaf children.  At university, he gained a first class honours degree in education.  He then worked as a teacher and leader in primary and secondary schools in the UK before co-founding an award-winning, multi-million pound social regeneration project supporting schools and businesses across the UK.

In 2009, James was listed among the Future 500 – a “definitive list of the UK’s most forward-thinking and brightest innovators.”