Jean Gross was until recently the government’s Communication Champion for children.


Before this she headed a charity responsible for the very successful Every Child a Reader and Every Child Counts one-to-one tuition programmes, and was Senior Director within the government’s Primary National Strategy. Here she led work on overcoming barriers to achievement, including the influential SEAL approach to developing children’s social and emotional competences.


Jean has been a Visiting Fellow at two universities. She has frequently acted in an advisory capacity to government, for example writing its guidance on the application of school behaviour policies to vulnerable young people, and writing new national special needs materials for trainee teachers.


She is the author of numerous articles and best-selling books on SEN.