Scott James became the eighth Headmaster of Knox Grammar School in April 2018.

Prior to this, Scott was the Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School of Knox Grammar School, positions he held from 2009.

Scott has 25 years’ experience as an educator and has worked in a number of high-profile schools. He has led the implementation of Knox’s Positive Education program, Knox Total Fitness, and is passionate about how mental fitness and a growth mind-set can empower young people. 

Scott has a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence with the capacity to lead high-performing teams. He has contributed to strategic planning and curriculum development, allowing him to establish an outstanding professional track record.

He originally studied a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Technology and completed his Master of Educational Leadership at the University of Wollongong. He is a member of the Australian College of Educators (ACE), the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) and is a Board Member of Positive Education Schools Australia (PESA). Scott recently completed a school leadership program at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Scott is married to Louise and has two adult sons, Daniel and Nicholas.