James Garden commenced the post of Headteacher at Cross Gates Primary in September 2018. Prior to this, he held two deputy Headteacher positions in inner city schools. His most recent was at a three form entry primary in South Leeds where he was deputy for five years. James completed his degree in Education at Leeds Trinity University and returned to complete a Masters in Education (MA) some years later. James also completed his National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) in 2018. Outside of work, he is a keen cyclist and father of two children.