Ian provides a wide range of consultancy services to schools, organisations and companies involved in the education of children and adults with severe and complex needs. For more information about our consultancy services or to discuss your requirements, please visit our contact page.
Ian works with schools around the world who are seeking to develop their ICT provision for children with severe, complex and profound learning difficulties. Assistive technology access assessments, access audits, curriculum support, class based teaching support, target setting, recording and monitoring are just some of the areas that he can help you with. Choose a full day, half day or PM Plus. Discounted multi-day support packages are also available.
"I am delighted with the opportunity this year has given us. It has inspired our staff and helped build confidence in the use of ICT to create openings for our pupils, thank you so much for an exciting year."
Jackie McPherson - Head Teacher, Meadowgate School
Access Assessment Support
Unbiased support and advice for school staff working with those students who face the most significant challenges. We'll bring along a huge range of devices and software from many suppliers and work with you to make accurate assessments of your student's access needs. We'll write a report too, with all that we have discussed plus lots of ideas for extension across the curriculum.
'Beanie in a Box' - Training and support packages for schools and other organisations
Find out more about our exclusive 'Beanie in a Box' service level training and support packages we offer to schools and other organisations who are working with young people who experience severe and profound additional needs. Flexible and responsive support, training and consultancy tailored to meet your specific needs and goals for learning and communication with assistive technology.
Business to business consultancy
Ian works with a number of companies who provide services to schools and local authorities including Gaia, RM Education and Civica where he provides educational support to managed service delivery as a special needs ICT consultant / associate. From delivering school support to providing expert SEN advice on your exhibition stand, by leveraging Ian's experience and reputation, you can ensure your customer engagements really resonate with colleagues working in the field of special education.
Helping you deliver excellence
Want to really get your company's message across to colleagues working in special education at trade fairs and exhibitions? Need to provide the best hands-on special needs support to the schools you work with? Ian can provide 'expert' support on your trade stand or deliver the very best in-school SEN support for your company.
“Ian's deep expertise and knowledge of the UK Special Educational Needs market is second to none. I have depended on Ian in a number of high stake bid proposals and each time have been impressed by his commitment, energy and drive to meet customer needs. Ian has strong inter-personal skills and really engages his audiences. He is commercially aware and is a highly skilled communicator.
Rebecca Bleasedale - Head of Communications, RM PLC
Special needs software research and design
Ian's best practice research and extensive knowledge and experience has helped inform the design of some of the world's best selling educational software for people with severe and complex special needs and those who require assistive technology to access learning and communication. Ian can help your company design apps and software for this market which provide meaningful educational opportunities through carefully designed work flows and activities appropriate to the needs of the user.
"Whilst at Inclusive Technology, Ian made vital contributions to the design of the software produced there. Significant examples are the Switch Skills series, Target & Touch series and Slideshow Maker. In addition, Ian had provided much written work for web sites, and completed a "Switch Progression Road Map" booklet which I'm sure will be many practitioners' primary reference on the subject for years to come."
Rod Boyes - Development Manager, Inclusive Technology