Simon qualified as a teacher in 1998. He spent his early career teaching in two primary schools in Crewe before moving to Highfields Community Primary School in Nantwich to take up the post of Deputy Headteacher. In 2008 Simon was promoted to Headteacher and remains at the school. During this time he has led the school through four successful OFSTED inspections and also through the conversion process to become an Academy. He is a qualified school inspector, accredited by CFbT and has been involved in the inspection of several primary schools in recent years. He is also accredited by the National College for Teaching and Learning to deliver leadership programmes such as the NPQH, NPQSL, NPQML and EYLDP. Simon has successfully supported the leadership of other local primary schools and has previously held the role of Chair of the Nantwich Education Partnership.