"Kuraby State School engaged James Global Consultancy to co-jointly lead a focus around curriculum renewal and design. The energy and expertise of the team helped our leadership team and staff to quickly deepen their curriculum knowledge and develop new and innovative planning approaches so learning becomes relevant and engaging for our unique clientele.
Margi and Dennis successfully developed quality relationships here and this supported highly effective collaboration across the site and accelerated progress towards our goals.
The James Global team worked in perfect synergy with our team and constant adjustments and changes in direction were completely supported with fresh research, ideas, formats and strategies.
James Global Consultancy have demonstrated that they are highly responsive to a school’s contextual needs and have the capabilities to facilitate complex school initiatives. I highly recommend them to you."
Mr. Phil McLucas
Kuraby State School - Brisbane 2019
"Dear Margi and Dennis,
Working with you over these past few months has been such a privilege. I have truly enjoyed the challenge, been inspired and have a new knowledge around curriculum design and pedagogical practice.
Thank you for all you've shared, the encouragement and support. I am forever grateful."
Head of Curriculum Department of Education, QLD. 2019
"I recently sought professional development for my young leadership team to build their understanding of the role of school leaders and the importance of working together as a team to build the capacity of our teaching staff. I contracted Dennis and Margi James of James Global Consultancy believing their experience and currency would best support my young leaders and myself as Principal.
We engaged in two days of professional development during which time we were challenged, enlightened and provided with knowledge and skills that instantly achieved a lift in team engagement and alignment. We have consolidated our vision for improvement and used the strategies provided to us to clarify and accelerate our improvement action plan.
Dennis and Margi brought challenges to the team and through their supportive process led each individual within the team to a deeper understanding of themselves and their contribution both to the leadership team and to the improvement agenda across our school. We have gained so much in such a short time – well worth the investment for our school and for future schools where these young leaders will build their newfound skills."
Acting Principal - Browns Plains State School 2018
"You may not realise what a huge impact you have had on my life. I think the world of you and I am forever grateful"
Leisa - Deputy Principal, Dept of Education QLD. 2018
"Margaret and Dennis James are leaders in education. Their combined wealth of experience as school principals, tertiary educators and consultants both nationally and internationally, makes them a powerful, sought-after and dynamic team. They are the go-to people for schools in transition, schools going through changes and schools wanting to go from good to great.
Through enhancing personal capacity in teachers and school leaders, and because they have such in-depth knowledge and experience of the curriculum, Margaret and Dennis know how to tap into the data, analyse it, interpret it and then take action. Their track record of transforming schools and school communities, of improving student outcomes is exceptional.
They are two of the most proficient, approachable and talented experts in the field of educational consultancy."
Dr. Shelley Davidow
Author, lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of the Sunshine Coast 2018
"Dennis, I congratulate you for your incredible insight and understanding of effective school leadership. In the years that I have known you I have witnessed education organisations that you have led, thrive in engaging classrooms facilitated by highly motivated staff.
Margi, it is clear from the success that you have had as an educator and leader of schools, that you create wonderfully professional and collegial atmospheres where teachers feel both excited and fortunate to be on staff and where student outcomes regularly exceed national levels.
What I have appreciated about both of your roles as educational leaders is the strong priority you have placed on teacher skills, encouraging teaching excellence and classroom effectiveness. This has been the legacy that both of you have provided."
Mr. Eric Frangenheim
Author and Educational Consultant
“Dear Mrs. Margi James
I arrived in Indonesia last Monday, May 18. I came back with a lot of dreams that were triggered by the experience and knowledge that I gained from you .I really thank God for getting training from you. In my class I trained directly applying your methods. This new story works well back on campus.
Thank you Mrs. Margi."
Mr. Sunardi Sunardi
Fellow of Satya Wacana Christian University Indonesia
"Dennis James’s career in education is extraordinary. I have known him for his entire professional life from teacher to principal to director, to international consultant, to in-country manager and teaching practice coordinator.
To each of these roles Dennis brings a passion and fervent commitment to effective classroom practice. He understands the challenges of educational leadership and has proved, in various settings nationally and internationally, to be an effective coach, advisor and change agent.
His quiet and determined disposition, respect for people and thoroughly professional approach have been an inspiration to many."
Mr. Tom Hardy
Former President Queensland Association of State School Principals
Inaugural President of the Australian Government Primary Principals Association
Associate Cambridge Education