James is a thoughtful, intelligent and hopeful tutor. He has a Masters degree in Psychology and he is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. James has worked for the past two years as SEN support in an outstanding primary setting. James has practiced in the role of 1:1 SEN teaching assistant, assistant therapist and assistant psychologist. In his time at the school, James has been trained by and worked under the appraisal of teachers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists. James has extensive experience as a practitioner of specialist targeted provisions for children with complex learning needs. James has worked closely with children who are uniquely different to participate fully in both mainstream education and the specialist provision. For example, with intensive 1:1 support from James, a child with autism, developmental impairment and significant speech and communication learning needs has been able to work at expected standards in all core areas and even with greater depth in speech and language. All the while, James has developed dialogues with the children and families in his care that have ultimately enriched their equality of access to education. The response from parents and children has been overwhelmingly positive.