Simon Bramwell OBE


Simon Bramwell OBE
Executive Principal, Vantage Academies Trust
Lead Consultant NPQEL
Advanced Facilitator NPQH

Simon was appointed to his first headship in 1992 and has held 3 substantive and 5 executive headships since that time. He has removed four schools from special measures in this time, including his most recent school, SS Simon and Jude CE Primary which moved from special measures to outstanding under his leadership as Executive Headteacher. Simon was appointed an LLE in 2006, an NLE in 2011 and was last year awarded an OBE for “Services to Education”. His current position is CEO of Vantage Academy Trust

In 2012 SS Simon and Jude became an Academy and in 2014 it became Vantage Multi Academy Trust. It now comprises four schools across the north-west and will double in size by 2019, including 2 free schools. To facilitate this growth Simon has built a strong core team that has used a number of innovative strategies to deliver better outcomes for their pupils.

Simon has been North West President of the NAHT and currently sits on the Schools Forum in Bolton and the Formula Review Group and Schools Forum in Knowsley. He has spoken at Capita and NAHT events and is now a regular contributor to a number of NPQ programmes including NPQH and NPQEL.  He is also a former Ofsted inspector.  Leading a successful and growing MAT ensures that Simon brings up to date, relevant knowledge and skills to supplement the core learning in our modules.