Hannah Jones proactively works with governments, networks of schools and construction and ICT industries to ensure that educational environments for all that use them. Hannah has vast experience in the field of ICT, design and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at all phases of education. She has more recently also led several Net Zero projects also.
Prior to joining the-learning-crowd as a Senior Consultant Hannah was Director at the National College for School Leadership for eight years where her role was to provide leadership and direction on leadership on large-scale initiates such as strategic leadership of ICT, Building Schools for the Future, the Primary Capital Programme all of which she ensured has specific personalised programmes for all Special Schools in the country.
As Director of Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital Programmes Hannah worked with all 150 local authorities and school leaders to plan for all phases and types of schools. Her role included writing content for all programmes, managing teams of specialists in given fields for example ICT and Special Needs, quality assurance and reviewing all local authority and school plans for new schools. As such Hannah has a broad range of experience in terms of school design and a vast network of specialists and school leaders of all types and phases of schools.
Hannah also played a lead role in the Implementation of an all Wales learning platform and Office 365 solution for all Welsh schools – including Special Schools, working with Welsh Government, National Digital Learning Council and learning platform provider.
Hannah’s work for t-l-c has also included several projects for Special Needs and specifically Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) schools and Profound and Multiple Learning Disorders – from writing of bids, presenting at interviews, completing design and ICT briefs -to working with school leaders and others to deliver complete projects from conception to occupation. These have included an all through Special School/ASD in Northern Ireland, a Secondary ASD school in the Midlands and a large all through school with a Special Needs Unit and most recently a PMLD new build for 19 to 25 year olds. Hannah has written guidance of designing for ASD – a piece of work that builds on ASD design principals, the latest IT assistive technologies and best practice from her experience with special schools.