Name: James Shryane
Professional Title: Assistant Headteacher
Background James completed both his degree in Mathematics and PGCE at the University of Leeds before embarking on his teaching career in a range of secondary schools across Oxfordshire. He spent 21 years teaching mathematics and computer science acting as head of department, strategic ICT lead, assistant headteacher and SENCO in an Ofsted Outstanding school. In 2016, after experiencing hospital education from a parent’s perspective, he joined the Oxfordshire Hospital School where he helped lead the school from special measures to outstanding in just nine months. James is parent governor in a local special school and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
Name of Organisation: Oxfordshire Hospital School
Status of organisation: Community Special School – Oxfordshire LA
Area of the country: Oxfordshire – South East England
Description of your organisation: OHS provides education to children at The Oxford Children’s Hospital (an 84 bedded acute hospital), Helen House Hospice (an eight bed hospice providing respite and end of life care for children with life limiting and life shortening conditions), the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (an outpatient unit for the management of chronic pain and support of children undergoing intensive neuro-rehabilitation) and Highfield Unit (tier 4 tertiary referral inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit with 18 beds plus 2 high dependency beds – age range: 11-18). Our Outreach Teacher Service provides teaching and reintegration support for children and young people across Oxfordshire.