James Kershaw-Naylor

Business Development Director

James has been with SOCS since its inception in the late 1990s and is a recognised expert on school activities management and communication. He is responsible for managing new business development, product management and client onboarding with SOCS. The SOCS platform allows schools to better manage their School Calendar, Activities and Sports information. SOCS integrates and strengthens the leading school management information systems and over 80% of HMC schools use a SOCS module. SOCS work with schools in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, the UAE, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Qatar, Kazakhstan and Thailand.


Innovation Stage

26 February 2019 | 17:00 - 17:30 | English | Game Changing Systems: Schools Sports, Activities and Calendar Management

In 1997 my parents followed the printed school calendar to the letter, only to arrive at the wrong rugby field and miss the seasons most exciting fixture. En route home, we devised a better way for a school to manage and communicate its sports fixtures. What started out as a simple schools rugby website has evolved into a total school calendar solution, used by 700 of the leading independent and international schools in the world.