Director of IT, United Learning
James is Director of IT at United Learning, a Multi-Academy Trust of over eighty academies and independent schools; until recently he was also the programme lead for the EdTech Demonstrator Delivery Partner managing the EdTech Demonstrator programme on behalf of the Department for Education. At United Learning he leads the Education Technologist, Technical Specialists and IT systems Teams at United Learning, supporting schools to implement technology successfully to support teaching and learning in the classroom and enable schools to leverage the benefits of technology to: reduce workload, improve communications, and enable more flexible working. He led United Learning’s Cloud First strategy and developed their Group Digital Strategy, currently being adopted by the schools, prior to taking on his role with the EdTech Demonstrator Programme. This enabled over 2000 schools and colleges to benefit from peer led EdTech support. He is also a school Governor and a Trustee of Sheffield Theatres Trust.