Our vision is:

To be the specialist learning provider of choice in the UK, enabling people to belong and thrive in society.

Formed in 2013 and with new vision and leadership, Belong Learning is a social enterprise that meets the unmet needs of children. Building on a mentoring model of providing educational support for children, Belong learning now delivers specialist education through our independent schools in Gloucestershire and Devon.


James Evans

James Evans – Chief Executive Officer

James was appointed as CEO in 2019 and leads our board, steering the vision and direction of our rapidly growing company. James has worked with young people and their families, for over 25 years, including as an Executive Headteacher of a special school and Alternative Provision Service.  He lives in North Devon with his family by the sea.

Dan Tipp

Dan Tipp – Chief Operations Officer

Dan has been working with young people and managing staff and volunteers for over 10 years. He first joined the company as a volunteer mentor in 2014 and has worked in all aspects of the company during this time, including leading international projects. He is a qualified youth worker at Postgraduate level and is the company lead on safeguarding and supervision.

John Medcraft

John Medcraft is a qualified Accountant and has worked successfully at a senior level in Financial and Operational management across a number of different sectors for UK and International companies. More recently John has been supporting companies from start up’s to global corporations in a consultancy role and brings over thirty years of business experience to the Board.

James Ebdon

James Ebdon is a qualified Chartered Accountant who has worked with many different businesses during his 16 years in public practice. James was appointed to the board as a non-executive director in January 2020 having been involved with the company since 2016. He lives in Gloucestershire with his young family.


we are a passionate professional team offering a range of specialist services to support young people