James Shone

Date of past event:

5th March 2019


James Shone

JAGS Parent Speakers Programme
Tuesday 5th March, 7-8.30pm

‘‘Inspiring Confidence in Every Individual’, a presentation to parents by James Shone from ‘I Can & I Am’.

James seeks to encourage parents and staff to recognise that education is about the whole individual and not just academic performance. His original, passionate, personal and light-hearted approach ensures that his presentations receive high praise wherever he goes by both young people and adults. Following a 16 year teaching career and having been offered the job of Headmaster at Monkton Prep school in 2012, James was diagnosed with a brain tumour which left him with very little sight. However, James is a man who embodies a positive attitude to life and a determination to turn setbacks into springboards.

As a teacher, this was at the heart of his pastoral message but his focus is now on the charity he has set up called ‘I Can & I Am’ which raises valuable funds to enable his messages to be spread to as many school children, staff and parents as possible across the UK and beyond. James now travels to hundreds of schools a year presenting to thousands of young people and adults, receiving positive feedback wherever he goes.