A teaching assistant, history teacher and senior leader, David has led special educational needs and disability provision (SEND) in London schools for over 15 years. He has worked closely with the Department for Education to develop SEND policy and was an expert advisor to the Timpson Review on school exclusions. David has worked directly with over four hundred school leadership teams across the UK to improve their provision for children with SEND.
David is author of the SEND Review Guide, a national framework funded by the DfE that has been downloaded by over 5000 schools. In 2018 he edited Great Expectations, Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School, published by John Catt Educational. He was an advisor to the Mayor of London’s education team and is a consultant for the British Council.