Simon has more than 20 years’ experience of primary education, including 10 years as a Headteacher. He has a proven track record of successful school and system level improvement in his current and previous roles as a primary educational specialist. Simon has held a number of senior leadership and Headteacher positions prior to joining the Trust, and was seconded as Interim Director of Education for a local authority in 2015. Simon specialises in school and system wide leadership.
Simon joined the Trust in September 2016, initially as the Regional Director for our 10 southern primary academies, before taking responsibility as Head of Primary Trust-wide in 2017. Simon led Principals and Headteachers across the Trust’s primary academies, supporting and challenging teams in their pursuit of outstanding outcomes and opportunities for all pupils.
Simon joined the Trust’s executive leadership team in June 2017. As Director of Education for Primary, he drives the educational performance of 23 academies serving some of the most varied communities in the country. He works closely with leaders across the Trust to ensure that the highest of standards are met. Simon works directly with his core team of Regional Directors and Subject Leaders who ensure that academies are supported and challenged to achieve their ambitious targets towards delivering world class education for all pupils.