Jamie Bryson was born in Perth in 1976 and grew up in England, Scotland and the Middle East. After graduating with a first in English from St Andrews University, he spent several years working abroad and in Edinburgh before enrolling as a PGDE student at Moray House at the age of 30. In 2017, Jamie was appointed Headteacher of Selkirk High School in the Scottish Borders where he lives with his wife and 9 year old son. Working with his team on a vision of ‘Meaningful Learning’, which puts values and relevance at the heart of the Selkirk High School curriculum, Jamie considers these last three years to be the greatest privilege of his life. In September 2019, Selkirk was the first school to launch the Scottish Borders’ region-wide Inspirelearning Programme when teachers and students received ipad technology and embarked on a new way of learning. This has seen SHS progress from a rather traditional learning offer to one characterised by equity, innovation and student empowerment, a direction of travel accelerated and vindicated by the homelearning demands of lockdown.