James has worked in education for over 10 years, completing his PGCE and is currently undertaking an MA in Additional Learning Needs. His is a Helen Sanderson Associates accredited Person Centred Review trainer and has conducted many PCP reviews for learners with ALN/SEND.

He is a qualified solicitor and works with numerous organisations, public, private and governmental within the field of ALN and wellbeing. James is currently Head of ALN and Wellbeing at large further education college, where he is leading on the implementation of the Welsh Government’s statutory ALN reform,researching learning analytics and behaviour for learning.

An advocate of assistive and learning technologies, he has a specialism using ed-tech in supporting learners with additional learning needs. He regularly delivers keynotes and training on tech and the impact it can have on teaching, learning and support.

James is the co-organiser of TeachMeet South Wales

@TMSouthWales | www.teachmeetsouthwales.com

Conferences & Keynotes

Microsoft and Cardiff and Vale College ‘Let’s get Phygital!’ – ‘Learning Tools for learners with Additional Learning Needs’

Quality Skills Alliance – ‘5 Ed-Tech Tools for learners with Additional Learning Needs’

JISC ‘Connect More 2018’ – ‘Supporting the Learner Journey with Technology’

Policy Forum for Wales 2018 – ‘The impact of the Additional Learning Needs Code on Further Education’

Colegau Cymru 2018 ‘Accessibility Through Technology ‘ – ‘Tech, Transition & Teams’

FE Showcase 2018 – University of Derby – ‘The use of Learning Analytics in supporting learners with ALN and Wellbeing’.

Bett 2018 – ‘The Potential for Mixed Reality in Supporting Transition for Learners with Additional Learning Needs’

Cardiff and Vale College 2018 – ‘The Additional Learning Needs Act 2018 – Preparing for Change’.

Cardiff and Vale College 2017 – ‘Using Technology to Support Learners with Mental Health Issues’.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Behaviour for Learning

Assistive and Learning Technologies

Leadership & Management

Change Management

Mental health and wellbeing


Events and Project Management