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James Curran, Harberton School and Outreach Services

Subject or Primary school year: Special School

Your place of birth: Belfast

Studied at: University of Ulster

First job: Teacher

What it taught me: Real learning starts on the job!

Family/status: Married

Best advice you could give someone thinking of a teaching career: "It is the hardest, most challenging job in the world, but without doubt, it is also the best and most rewarding job in the world.'

James Curran MBE, Currently the principal of Harberton Special School, Belfast. I have been a principal for over 10 years and have 30 years experience working in special education. I have worked as a classroom assistant, teacher, vice-principal and principal - providing a detailed knowledge of all aspects of work in the special school sector. 'What is best for children' guides every decision made.

Blackboard Awards 2023