John Galloway is a specialist in the use of technology to support the inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the curriculum. His work covers all phases of schools and learners with a very broad range of SEND. Alongside providing advice and assessment for both groups and individual pupils, he also gives training as the biggest barrier to success is often the skills of those who teach the children. He also runs curriculum projects alongside classroom teachers using technology to improve inclusion, particularly in the Computing curriculum.
For many years, John has worked part-time for Tower Hamlets, and as a freelance consultant with schools and local authorities across the country.
As a teacher educator he has devised and delivered courses at post-graduate and foundation degree levels, and taught teaching assistants at many different levels, including NVQ.
He has spoken at conferences internationally in Chicago, Copenhagen and New Delhi, and in the UK at TES SEN, BETT and the Education Show, where he has also been a regular judge of the BETT Awards and the ERAs.
As a writer, his numerous articles have appeared in the TeS, Guardian, Special Children, SENDCO, SecEd, and Special World, along with a diverse range of blogs. His several books include co-authoring, ‘Learning with Mobile and Handheld Technologies’ – winner of Best Book in the 2015 Technology and Innovation Awards.