James is the head teacher of a two form primary academy that has received both regional and national awards for mental health and wellbeing. He is a qualified SENCO and holds the national qualification for School Inspectors (NPQSI) and an MA in Specific Learning Difficulties and Special Educational Needs. James has written pieces and collaborated with groups such as YoungMinds and Education Policy Institute (EPI) to develop ideas for campaign strategy and best practice in schools. He has 20 years’ experience in teaching and leadership in both mainstream primary and special secondary sectors. His book ‘A Practical Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools’ is set for publication at the end of 2017.