James Fraser-Murison

NASEF Scholastic Mentor

  • Title: Director of Learning
  • School / Organization: Queen Mary’s College
  • Grade Level(s): 12th
  • Location: Basingstoke, England
James Fraser-Murison

Experienced and national award-winning teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in team leadership and man-management, coaching, organisational development and strategy. Strong educational professional who believes in growth mindset approaches and hard work. Proud to have helped create the first-ever BTEC in esports.

What are your strengths and unique aspirations as a NASEF Scholastic Mentor?

I feel I can demonstrate and evidence a vast variety of media and esports accomplishments during the last 2 years, so I feel I can offer any and all advice for those wishing to start their own journey too. I've failed upwards an awful lot during this process so keen to share my failures with others, what I've learnt from it and what I've managed to get right too. Aspirationally, I would hope that I can encourage others to be a mentor in a years time, but also use the network and support system of NASEF to really focus and develop an esports career in a years time, away from teaching.

What do you hope to accomplish for your professional development by becoming a Scholastic Mentor?

To continue to learn from others on a national and global scale, but also set a high standard of being a mentor that I can pass on to those I mentor so they can be a mentor too. I would also take the opportunity to grow personally and professionally and develop the 'esports teacher' 'brand' for others.

What is your favorite game?

The Last of Us 2