With almost 20 years’ experience of primary education and a proven track record with school improvement through previous roles, Simon is an educational specialist who has held a number of senior leadership and headteacher positions. He was seconded as Interim Director of Education for a local Authority and also supported schools with Ofsted inspections.
Simon joined the Trust in September 2016 as the Improvement Cluster Lead for primary academies. As a system leader, Simon has worked with Principals, Headteachers and Local Governing Bodies across the Trust’s 11 primary academies, supporting and challenging teams in their pursuit of outstanding outcomes and opportunities for all pupils.
As Director of Education, Simon drives the educational performance of academies serving some of the most varied communities in the country. He works closely with leaders across the Trust to relentlessly ensure that the highest of standards are met.
Simon has made a very positive impact throughout the Trust by preparing pupils well for adulthood and opening up opportunities for them to see their potential and excite their curiosity for life.