James W F Learmonth
An educationalist committed to inner-city schools, James Learmonth died in London on August 8, 2003, aged 64.
James Learmonth was for two years a Research Fellow in the University of Leicester's Centre for Mass Communication Research. He was seconded to Leicester in 1966 as a Schools Council fellow to pursue an abiding interest in the media.
A Cambridge English graduate, he had stayed at Cambridge to complete a postgraduate certificate in education and an MSc in Moral Sciences. His first teaching post was at a London secondary school.
His career - marked by an enthusiasm for education and a belief that it could alter lives especially those of inner-city pupils - included such posts as Headteacher at George Green's School, London, HM Inspector of Schools, Chief Inspector of Schools for the London Borough of Richmond.
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