Outside of work
Simon is the Regional Director of the Wiltshire Hub within the White Horse Federation. He is responsible for the outcomes of pupils in his area, ensuring that every child achieves their full potential. The Regional Director role leads a Hub team that offers both support and challenge to schools.
He joined the White Horse Federation in September 2014, having successfully led Haydon Wick Primary School, Swindon to an Outstanding Ofsted grade in 2013.
Simon is a National Leader of Education. In this role he has supported the leadership teams of several vulnerable schools to raise standards and improve Ofsted grades to at least Good. He has also worked as an Executive Headteacher of a federation consisting of three schools.
He was instrumental in establishing regional networks for Teaching Schools across the South West in his role as Teaching Schools Council representative for the region. The networks now enable Teaching Schools, Local Authorities and the Regional School’s Commissioner team to work more collaboratively together on school improvement.
Simon has worked with the Department of Education providing guidance on how to reduce Teacher Workload with regards to data management.
He is also an advocate for Values-based Education (VbE) and strongly believes VbE benefits students to become thinking, self-responsible and caring citizens. He is a VbE associate and supports schools within the Trust, developing their approach to VbE.