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Jack Simpson

Jack Simpson

Head of Leith Academy

Educated at Edinburgh and Manchester Universities, Jack has been in teaching since 1982. Headteacher of Leith Academy since 2008, leading a co-educational, inner-city comprehensive with a large number of EAL speakers, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, he has lately been involved in the development of Mandarin at school, authority and national levels.

What were you like at school?

Boringly conventional I’m afraid. I liked school, even as an adolescent! I saw it as my passport to better things.

If you could swim in any liquid what would it be?

I can’t swim so that would have to be the Dead Sea, as I believe you can float in it.

What inspires you about this project?

I see it as a marvellous opportunity to work with the less boringly conventional and even those who either have an ambivalent attitude towards learning or, indeed, don’t like it and help them to see its value not just for the here-and-now but where it can take them in the future.


    The Super Power Agency is dedicated to supporting young people, aged 8-18, using a range of writing workshops, interdisciplinary creative programmes and a corps of volunteers. Our aim is to give students the support they need to close the attainment gap in education.

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